Spain Park baseball player named to Louisville Slugger team

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Spain Park High School senior Chris Ellis has been named an honorable mention pick on the Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American team.

Ellis, who signed a college baseball scholarship with the University of Mississippi in Nov. 2010, finished the 2010 regular season with a 7-2 record and one save.

Ellis struck out 78 batters in 56 2/3 innings with just nine walks as a junior. Ellis featured a team-leading 1.98 earned run average among Spain Park starting pitchers.

The right-handed pitcher led the Jaguars to a 31-15 record in 2010. Spain Park fell to Class 6A, Area 10 rival Pelham in a three-game series in the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A playoffs a year ago.