Senior baseball players from 15 high schools in Alabama and Georgia will meet for state bragging rights in the fifth annual Georgia-Alabama All-Star Game Wednesday. The game is hosted by Columbus State and will be played at CSU’s Burger King Stadium.
The Team Georgia roster boasts all local products. Hardaway, Calvary Christian and Harris County have four players on the squad, while Northside has three players. Columbus, Jordan and Carver contributed two players. Daniel Amos is the lone Brookstone player represented on the team.
Team Alabama features players from Beauregard, Opelika and Auburn as well as those closer to Columbus. Central and Glenwood have four players on the roster, while Smiths Station’s Jared Head and Russell County’s Robert Miles are the only players from their respective schools.
The evening’s events begin at 5 p.m. with Team Alabama’s 30-minute batting practice, with team Georgia following at 5:30 p.m. At 6:25 p.m., the Alabama squad will warm up in the infield and outfield before the Georgia players get the chance at 6:35 p.m.
First pitch for the game is set for 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.
To Columbus State baseball coach Greg Appleton, the exhibition is a special one for everyone involved.
“It’s an opportunity for the players to play one more game in high school against the best players in the Bi-City area and show their talent,” Appleton said. “They’re kind of playing for their area and their state. We like putting it on at Columbus State and these kids having the opportunity.”
Team Georgia Roster
Brookstone: Daniel Amos, 1B/3B
Calvary Christian: Cody Russell, 1B/3B; Jon Jon Brown, P; Nick Baker, P; Chris Wright, 1B/3B
Carver: Eric Jenkins, P/1B; Karim Davis, C
Columbus: Clayton Duncan, P; Will Ferrell, 2B
Hardaway: Mykel Page, P/INF; Chris Black, OF; Jordan Manibusan, C; Chandler Griggs, P
Harris County: Jordan Griffin, OF; Justin Brooks, INF; Brett Griffin, P/3B; Harry Rich, P/1B
Jordan: Austin Sanders, OF; Eric Newman, INF
Northside: Chandler Valero, OF; Camden Mathis, P; Connor Willis, P
Team Alabama Roster
Central: Brant Knox, OF; Wade Chandler, P/1B; Dalton Wilder, P/1B; Gage Dollar, P/3B
Glenwood: Daniel Holley, P; Carson Allison, CF; Chase Dennis, INF; Josh Brown, C
Russell County: Robert Miles, P/OF
Smiths Station: Jared Head, P
Auburn: Taylor Adcock, P; Drew Williams, P
Beauregard: Trever Williams, P/OF; Garrett Bottoms, P/1B/3B
Opelika: Mitch Myers, P/3B
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