HUNTINGTON – Several area baseball players will get one more chance to don a high school uniform at the North-South All-Star games Sunday at Hurricane High School.
Two seven-inning contests will take place, starting at noon. The teams will also hold a 10 a.m. practice.
Three Elkins High School players – Colby Gainer, Logan Phillips and Isaac Riggleman – will play for the North team, which will be coached by Spring Mills’ Mark Salfia.
Gainer is a third baseman/pitcher, Phillips an outfielder and Riggleman a pitcher/infielder.
Phillips and Riggleman have both signed letter of intents to play at the next level – Phillips for basketball at Wesleyan and Riggleman for baseball at Davis &?Elkins.
“They are three very deserving guys,” Tigers coach Adam Roth said. “They played crucial roles for us. I’m glad to see them have the opportunity to showcase their talents.
“They were our core. Isaac was selected as pitcher of the year for the Big 10 Conference, and Colby and Logan were right in the middle of our lineup. They were responsible for a majority of our runs. These guys were a big part of our success.”
Tygarts Valley’s Keighan Chewning and Owen Arbogast, Pendleton County’s Luke Yokum and Andrew Thompson, and Petersburg’s Trevor Harman, Alex See and Ryan Colaw will also play for the North.
Chewning is a catcher, Arbogast an infielder/pitcher, Yokum a second baseman/pitcher, Thompson a third baseman, Harman a second baseman, See a shortstop and Colaw a first baseman.
Pendleton County and Petersburg came one victory away from reaching the state tournament.
Both teams lost in the regional finals to teams that will play for state titles today, as the Wildcats fell to Notre Dame and the Vikings dropped a decision at Bridgeport.