Star Staff Reports
Game time will be at 7 p.m. and the format of the game will be nine innings.
“This is a great way for these graduating players to be recognized for their success on the baseball field. They will compete against the best players in the county, and what better way than to have the Public versus Private format.”
AutoZone is the Title Sponsor. This game is made possible with their generous sponsorship. Each player will receive a jersey as a keep-sake, along with a commemorative plaque and t-shirt. “AutoZone has always been a great supporter of youth athletics in Shelby County and we are grateful that they have stepped up to the plate for this event.”
The rosters are made up of 2016 graduating seniors from Shelby County Schools. The teams are divided between Public School and Private Schools.
Each roster is developed through a process which requires their schools head coach nominating them, then being selected by the All Star teams coaching staff. Coaches for the Private School team are Craig Hopkins (Briarcrest Christian School), John Jarnigan (Memphis University School) and Al Stevens (Harding Academy). Coaches for the Public School team are Scotty Yount (Bolton High School) and Chris Ring (Arlington High School).
Retired coach, Jeff Hopkins (Collierville High School) will serve as an honorary coach for the Public School team and will also throw out the ‘First Pitch’ prior to the game.
Admission to the event will be $5.00
For more information, call Johnny Ray at 901-413-1920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org