Shelby County athletes highlight baseball, softball All-Star list

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The 2015 North-South all-star softball and baseball teams for the 19th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week competition were announced Friday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).

The softball and baseball teams are each comprised of 18 current junior student-athletes from across the state. Both will play Tuesday, July 21-softball at Lagoon Park, site of the AHSAA state softball tournament, and baseball at Riverwalk Stadium, site of the AHSAA state baseball championship series.

The teams were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 19th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 20-25, according to an announcement by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).

There are two softball players and one baseball player from Shelby County that made the list. In softball, Kynadi Tipler, a 5-foot-seven-inch junior outfielder from Spain Park, will be one of 18 athletes to represent the North while Chloe Yeager, a 5-foot-11-inch pitcher from Indian Springs will be one of 18 athletes to represent the South. In baseball, Heath Haskins, a 5-foot-10-inch outfielder from Thompson will be one of 18 to represent the North.

In baseball the North holds an 18-11-1 edge in the series, which dates back to 1997, and split with the South in last year’s doubleheader. In softball, the South and North tied game one and the South won game two last year.  The North currently holds a 22-9-3 advantage in the series, which also began in 1997.

The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA). Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.