Sylacauga’s Will Green and Childersburg’s Zack Lightsey put together solid outings in the North-South All-Star baseball game on Tuesday at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.
The South team won the first game 2-1. In the second game, the North team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind to defeat the South team, 9-8.
Green went 2-5 in the double header with a RBI. The Sylacauga standout hit an RBI single up the middle in the second game of the double header to cut the South’s lead to 7-3.
“I was seeing the ball really well and I just felt like I was on time with the ball,” Green said. “I was just squaring up and making solid contact. That was what I kept doing, and fortunately a few hits fell, so I am happy about that.”
Green hopes that he performed well enough to draw some interest from some of the scouts that were in attendance Tuesday night.
“I definitely feel like I stood out,” Green said. “I made a lot of defensives stops and defensive plays. I showed off my arm a little bit, showed off some range, and on top of that I had a good day at the plate. I definitely think I opened some eyes.”
Lightsey also had a good outing Tuesday. In the second game of the double header, the Childersburg standout hit a single, walked and stole a base. He also had a 1-2-3 inning on the mound in the fifth inning. Lightsey said he did what he set out to do in the All-Star game.
“I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in the field and pitching,” Lightsey said. “I would have liked to hit it a little bit better than I did, but you have your days I guess.”
Green said he enjoyed have the opportunity to play on the same team as Lightsey.
“It is really amazing, because we are like best friends,” Green said. “It was really fun to get the chance to play on the same team since I usually don’t get that chance. We made the most of it and we had a great time.”
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