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Bright’s future looks good for Trinity

Trinity’s Trace Bright (catcher) will play in next week’s Alabama All-Star baseball game. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 9, 2018)

Trace Bright admits he was a little surprised over the summer of 2017 when he was told his fastball was topping out at 92 miles per hour.

“Last summer, I just made a big jump in pitching,” he said. “I’ve been steadily working on mechanics and working out, but it was just a big natural jump.”

That jump made him one of the better juniors in the state, which earned him selection to the annual Alabama All-Stars Sports Week baseball squad that will play at Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday, July 17.

NOTES: Chavers adds another All-American award; Lee HS golf tourney set

Staff Report
(July 6, 2018)

Coastal Carolina centerfielder Parker Chavers picked up his third national honor.. The third-annual Tyrone Rogers Golf Tournament has been set for July 21 at Lagoon Park Golf Course.

Former LAMP standout Chavers named frosh All-American

Former LAMP star Parker Chavers has been named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. (Photo courtesy Coastal Carolina Media Relations)

(June 6, 2018)

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina centerfielder Parker Chavers was named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Wednesday. Chavers becomes the Chanticleers’ 12th Freshman All-American and 11th since 2007.

Taylor goes to Houston in MLB Draft

Former Alabama Christian star Chandler Taylor was chosen by the Houston Astros on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Staff Report
(June 5, 2018)

Former Alabama Christian Academy standout Chandler Taylor was taken in the 10th round by the Houston Astros (pick No. 302) on Tuesday in the MLB First-year Player Draft.

Local AISA schools name new coaches

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 4, 2018)

It all started with finding a college football program for his son.

It ended with Rusty Mason coming out of his self-appointed retirement and accepting a job as the head football and baseball coach at Edgewood Academy.

FEATURE: The Intercoastal and the Greenbow Biscuits, a story

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(May 31, 2018)

This is the history, albeit fictional, of an independent baseball league spawned from days when the game was nearing the beginning of the end of the romantic age – Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Koufax. Independent baseball had roots in the south thanks to the Major League’s travel to and fro Spring Training.

On Friday, the Montgomery Biscuits will have a special promotion – “Gump in the Gump” to celebrate the movie “Forrest Gump” with fictitious team jerseys from his hometown, Greenbow, Ala.  The Biscuits will wear what would be replica jerseys in their game against the Jackson Generals.

Vosel named Montgomery Academy baseball coach

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 28, 2018)

After three years of waiting in the wings, Stephen Vosel will finally get his opportunity.

Montgomery Academy athletic director Gary Nelson made an announcement on Thursday that Vosel, an assistant under head coach Kenny Jackson for the past three years, will take over as head baseball coach for the Eagles as Jackson steps down from his position.

City considers middle school baseball/softball leagues

David Thomas, Davey Thomas and Kanzy Williams discuss the new project that would bring baseball and softball to city middle schools. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 25, 2018)

Baseball enthusiasts and coaches interested in forming middle school baseball and softball teams gathered at Park Crossing High on Wednesday to discuss ways to raise money for the project.

Former coach David Thomas and his son, Park Crossing baseball coach David Thomas Jr., were instrumental in putting together a proposal for Montgomery Public Schools in which baseball and softball programs would be created in the middle schools.

Riverwalk Stadium to be new home of Sun Belt Conference tourney

Riverwalk Stadium will once again be home to a college baseball tournament beginning in 2020 when the Sun Belt Conference brings its tourney to Montgomery. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(May 9, 2018)

Ken Blankenship has spent almost a decade working with the Sun Belt Conference and the city of Montgomery to bring the the league’s baseball tournament to the Capital City.

His patience and persistence finally paid off.

In conjunction with the Montgomery Biscuits franchise, the city’s Sports Commission announced on Thursday that Riverwalk Stadium would be the home of the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament for at least five years beginning in 2020.

AISA FINALS: Macon East sweeps Autauga; Eastwood claims first title

The Macon East Knights celebrate their championship with the fans at Paterson Field on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 9, 2018)

In a title match involving two teams that hit the baseball, steal bases and score runs, it was pitching that took center stage in the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA state baseball tournament at Paterson Field on Tuesday afternoon.

The best-of-three series was settled in two games because of the efforts of Drew Baker and Tucker Neven, a pair of Macon East Academy hurlers that helped the Knights sweep Autauga 8-3 and 4-3 for their second consecutive state championship.

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