AISA East junior all-stars pound West all-stars

Published 12:25 am Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It may be summer, but baseball action at Riddle-Pace Field has not stopped yet.

The AISA held its junior and senior all-star games on the campus of Troy University Monday and the East juniors destroyed the West 14-2 in the early game, but East head coach Scott Tubbs said the game was not about the score.

“All-star games are a great way for these kids to showcase their talent for college coaches,” said Scott, who is also the head coach of the Macon-East Knights. “The biggest thing is you want the kids to have fun. You want them to win the ball game, but my biggest job as the coach is to make sure everybody plays and we did that tonight.”

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The East jumped out in front 3-0 in the first inning, but the West mounted a comeback and cut the lead to 3-2 by the third inning. The East put up seven runs in the next three innings to go up 10-2. The West did not score again and the East added four more runs in the eighth inning.

Eleven East all-stars scored at least one run for the squad. Pike Liberal’s Will Starling scored three runs, Pike’s Ross Hixon, Macon-East’s Brant Still and Coosa Valley’s Justin Floyd each scored two runs and Edgewood’s Bishop Harris, Glenwood’s Joseph Fincher, Pike’s Justin McLaughlin, Fort Dale’s Todd Burkett and Edgewood’s Hunter Kilcrease each scored one run.

Wood Collins and Sam Kelley each scored one run for the West.

Click here for a photo gallery of Monday’s action