Local trio tabbed for IHSBCA North-South All-Star series

Local trio tabbed for IHSBCA North-South All-Star series

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Local trio tabbed for IHSBCA North-South All-Star series

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Two area players and one coach are set to represent their respective schools at the 42nd annual Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North-South All-Star Series July 9 and 10 at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Ind.

New Albany head coach Chris McIntyre and outfielder AJ Nixon were selected for the South team, joining Jeffersonville’s Drew Campbell, who cannot participate due to a broken wrist.

The series commences with a doubleheader on Saturday July 9 followed by a wood-bat game on Sunday. Twenty-five players were selected for each team. North owns a 63-56 lead in the all-time series, which began in 1975.

Nixon enters as New Albany’s eighth all-star selection in the past 10 years and 19th overall. A four-year varsity starter, Nixon is tied for a program record with 37 doubles and sits third all-time with 134 hits. He tallied a .400 batting average, 16 doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs this past season.

It’s the second honor for the 22-year head coach McIntyre, who led the 2016 Bulldogs to a 25-8 record. He last coached the series in 2000.

“This is an outstanding honor for AJ and our baseball program,” McIntyre said. “He had an outstanding career. He has been a great representative and role model for our school. He always has a great attitude and has been a joy to coach.”

Campbell, the Courier-Journal Baseball Player of the Year, is Jeffersonville’s third all-star selection in the last four seasons. The senior Onley Central College signee led the 20-5 Red Devils in runs scored (30), hits (35), RBIs (27) and home runs (8) in 2016.

Full rosters:

NORTH ALL-STAR TEAM
First Name Last Name Postion School HS # AS #
Connor Manous P Munster 19 11
Andrew Saalfrank P Heritage 27 27
Cam Beauchamp P Peru 22 22
Zack Thompson P Wapahani 4 20
Tyler Fairchild P Oak Hill 16 16
Jackson Anthrop P Lafayette Central Catholic 3 2
Tucker Waddups P Pioneer 25 31
Dalton Leighty P Western 6 6
Noah Freimuth P FW Bishop Dwenger 32 19
Brady Sheehan C Homestead 7 23
Logan Green C Huntington North 3 3
Hunter Thorn C Portage 18 9
Clay Hinrichsen 1B Southwood 10 28
Elliot Jackson 1B Daleville 10 10
Noah Eaton MIF South Central 3 7
Ryan Bixler MIF Lewis Cass 1 12
Mike Snyder MIF FW Northrop 2 15
Carter Bridge MIF Lafayette Harrison 15 18
Zach Turnbough 3B Lake Central 13 13
Travis Upp 3B LaPorte 17 17
Jono Bigger Flex North Newton 21 8
Jake Clawson OF Yorktown 23 5
Milo Beam OF Westfield 7 21
Jeremy Griggs OF Lafayette Jefferson 19 4
Luke Budzielek OF Hobart 16 14
Bob Shinkan Head Coach Munster 32
Bobby Wong Coach Lowell 24
Drew Martin Coach Griffith 25
Corey Goers Coach LaPorte 26
SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM
First Name Last Name Postion School HS # AS #
John Cheatwood P Richmond 9 26
Cal Krueger P Jasper 13 13
Nick Prather P Zionsville 16 17
Dalton Laney P Rockville 2 18
Spencer Mattix P Knightstown 44 9
Will Conway P Cathedral 24 24
Luke Buehler P Guerin Catholic 20 10
Reid Werner P Greenwood 8 8
Justin Reed P Lawrence North 10 19
TJ Collett C Terre Haute North 3 28
Duncan Hewitt C Lawrence North 15 22
Wyatt Schwing C South Dearborn 14 14
Nick Wright 1B Bloomington South 25 25
Jordan Cozart 1B Evansville Central 10 4
Alan Lozer MIF North Central 7 11
Matt Gorski MIF Hamilton Southeastern 7 27
Takahiro Yamada MIF Columbus East 16 16
Conner Hasecuster MIF Shelbyville 9 12
Grant Ellis 3B Terre Haute South 21 21
Trevor Yoder 3B Barr-Reeve 20 20
Kenton Crews Flex Heritage Hills 5 3
Mitchell Garrity OF Perry Meridian 7 7
AJ Nixon OF New Albany 5 5
Jackson Blevins OF Plainfield 15 15
Justin Jenkins OF Terre Haute South 6 6
Drew Campbell OF Jeffersonville 1 2
Rich Andriole Head Coach Cathedral 31
Chris McIntyre Coach New Albany 30
Brian Kirchoff Coach Northeast Dubois 29
Jay Hundley Coach Roncalli 23

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