Three local standouts set to play in baseball all-star games

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Two Louisville High School standouts and one from Nanih Waiya will be in Jackson on Saturday to take part in the 41st Annual D.M. Howie High School All-Star Baseball Games.
Dalton Hudspeth and Channing Wall of LHS and Stewart Ball of Nanih Waiya will play for the North in the 1A/2A/3A contest set for 5:30 p.m. at Smith-Wills Stadium. That game will be preceded by the 4A/5A/6A game that is set to start at 1 p.m. Both games will be nine-inning contests. Tickets to the event are $10 per person.
The South leads the North 15-13 in the small school series, while holding an 18-11 margin in the large school series.
Wall has signed to play baseball for East Central Community College next season, while Hudspeth signed with Itawamba Community College, and Ball with East Mississippi Community College.
Among the 18 players on the 1A/2A/3A North roster are Josh Carpenter of Winona and Drew Lann of MHSAA Class 1A Champion Smithville. The coaches are Will Lowrey of Tupelo Christian and Steve Chambliss of Independence.
Highlighting the 1A/2A/3A South roster are Brody Bray and Jordan Hayes of MHSAA Class 2A Champion Taylorsville, Mason Irby of Southeast Lauderdale, Will Kennedy of Union, Cody Shaw of Sebastopol and Levi Wedgeworth of Clarkdale. Coaching the South are Craig Martin of Sebastopol, and Miller Todd of Madison St. Joseph.
Leading the 4A/5A/6A North squad will be Ryan Lane of MHSAA Class 4A State Champion West Lauderdale, Will Goslan and Taylor Stafford of  5A State Champion New Hope, and Austin Harrison of Neshoba Central. The North is coached by Lee Boyd of New Hope and Rob Scarbrough of Corinth.
The South 4A/5A/6A squad features Taylor Braley and Kirk McCarty of 6A State Champion Oak Grove, and Peyton Cain and Cale Hollingsworth of Newton County. The South is coached by Ryan Neely of Mendenhall and Cain Stockstill of Picayune.