Two area players in All-Star action Saturday
Softball fans from Lincoln and Pike County have a chance to watch two local rising seniors: Micah Redd of West Lincoln, and Jordan Fitzgerald of North Pike, as they suit up in their school colors once again. This time, it’s for the 13th Annual MAC All-Star girls’ fastpitch softball games. The games will be played Saturday at Community Bank Park on the Jones Junior College campus located at 900 South Court Street in Ellisville.
Tickets for the games are $5.00 per person for general admission seating.
Class 1A/2A/3A and Class 4A/5A/6A will play two games on the evening. Game one for Class 1A/2A/3A will start at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the first series, Class 4A/5A/6A will begin.
After the conclusion of the second Game One game, approximately 1 p.m., there will be a full squad introductions of all fastpitch All-Star players for all classes.
After the ceremony, Game Two will resume. Class 1A/2A/3A is set to begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by Game Two of Class 4A/5A/6A.
The Class 1A/2A/3A North squad will be coached by Jeremy Duke of Smithville and his assistant coach Michael Wildmon. The South 1A/2A/3A team will be guided by Wayne Wilson of Sebastopol and his assistant coach Cassie Wilson.
The North Class 4A/5A/6A team will be led by head coach Shane Staten of Southaven with his assistant Dennis Perryman. The South 4A/5A/6A team will be coached by Justin Chaney of Newton County along with his assistant coach Jay Smith.
In the 2013 Class 1A/2A/3A game, the North won the first game 9-7 while game two was cancelled by rain. In the Class 4A/5A/6A game, the South edged the North 2-1 in game one and captured the series as rain prevented the second game from starting.
Since the format was changed in 2006, the South leads the 1A/2A/3A series with a 3-2-3 record while the 4A/5A/6A series is tied at 3-3-2.
Representing Lincoln County in the South for Class 1A/2A/3A:
Micah Redd, West Lincoln, batted .404 in her junior year for the Lady Bears with 21 RBIs. On the mound, she posted a 6-4 record while earning a 0.80 ERA with 47 strikeouts. Redd also played center field.
For her goals for next season, Micah plans to work harder as a individual and help the team work harder to become better than they were last season.
“Our group of seniors is planning on making this upcoming season the best season we ever had. We hope to make it all the way to the state championship.”
“I feel honored to be selected for the All-Star game and to represent my school,” said Micah.
West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd said, “It is a honor to have another player chosen to represent Lincoln County. Micah has worked hard these past few years. She has set a great example of leadership.”
Representing Pike County in the South for Class 4A/5A/6A:
Jordan Fitzgerald, North Pike, provided great junior leadership on the field. She led the Lady Jaguars with a .973 fielding percentage. At the plate, Fitzgerald had a .257 batting average.
“Jordan is a great person on and off the field,” said North Pike coach Sonya Wallace. “She is a very hard work in the field and at the plate. This is a great opportunity for her as she prepares to represent North Pike in the All-Star game.”