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Rain puts damper on  AISA all-star games

Rain puts damper on AISA all-star games

By Ashley Oliver

School may be out for the summer but for three Chambers Academy Rebels and one coach there was still one final game to be played in the 2017 season. Kelsey Oliver, Hunter Davis and Dalton Thrower, along with baseball coach, Matt Smith, were selected by the AISA Coaches Association to participate in this year’s Junior/ Senior All-Star games as part of the American teams.

The baseball games were scheduled to be played on June 5th at Patterson field in Montgomery.  Rain became an issue, causing the Junior game to be called shortly after the beginning of the 7th inning.  The American team was behind 9-2 at the time the game was called. Hunter Davis started at the shortstop position and batted 3rd for the American Team. He was 0-2 in the rain shortened game. The rain prevented the senior game from being played.  According to Glenn Lott, spokesperson for the AISA, there are no plans to reschedule it.

The rain continued into Tuesday, June 6th, the day scheduled for softball games at Lagoon Park. The rain stopped long enough for the staff to get the field in better playing condition.  An hour past game time and without any warmup or preparation, the Junior teams took to the field.  A complete game was played with the National team winning 8-1.  Oliver played a solid 3rd base ; going 0-1 at the plate.

To be recognized and selected by the Coach’s Association for the All-Star team is a huge honor.  It speaks not only to the skill set of each athlete but also to the good sportsmanship they have shown throughout the season.  With Oliver and Davis leading their teams as Seniors for the 2017-2018 season, Chambers Academy should look forward to good things.