South loses to North in Class 4A GWTBCA All-Star game
The seven participating seniors had one other important event prior to the game. They included Aaron Cannon, Aaron Wampler, Taylor Read, Clay Lyons, John Swope, Trey Whaley, and Nick Hanslik.
They needed to graduate.
The all-star game was played at 5:30 p.m., and the Frenship graduation was at 3 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.
“It is kind of a hectic day,” said Chad Reynolds, Frenship head coach. “I think the guys will be able to make it to the game fine.”
The Tigers played on the South team.
The North team was batting during the bottom of the ninth inning, and the game was tied with the bases loaded.
Frenship pitcher Aaron Cannon beaned a North player to walk in the winning run as the North took a 12-11 victory.
“It was a really cool game,” said Aaron Wampler, Frenship senior. “We are giving A.C. (Cannon) a hard time for hitting that player, but the game was still really cool.”
Reynolds was selected to coach the South team after leading the Tigers to the Region 1-4A quarterfinals during his first season as head coach.
“It is a nice honor to coach this team,” said Reynolds. “I think every other coach in the district has had a chance to coach the team, so I was kind of elected by default. But, it is still a great honor for me.”
During the weekend, the Tigers were given the opportunity to do something they aren’t accustomed to. Frenship played alongside its district rival the Estacado Matadors.
“It is nice to have some of those guys on our side,” said Reynolds. “It is really rewarding for all the guys, and I know they are excited about playing.”
The weekend-long event began Saturday when more than 60 all-star athletes gathered to participate in a pro mini camp.
Athletes were given the opportunity to run and field balls in front of college scouts.
“It was a real laid back atmosphere,” said Reynolds. “Hopefully some of the guys will be looked at by college scouts.”
Taylor Read stretches out at first base to make a catch and get an out in the GWTBCA All-Star game Sunday at Moegle Field. (Photo by Luke Backus)
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