All-stars shine in Jackson
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:00 AM
The Neshoba Democrat's area schools were well represented this past Saturday in the annual Mississippi All-Star baseball games which were played in Jackson at Smith-Wills Park.
Austin Harrison represented Neshoba Central in the Class 4A-5A-6A game while Will Kennedy played for the South in the 1A-2A-3A game.
Harrison pitched for the North in fifth inning. He gave up one hit and then record three strikeouts. Afterwards, Harrison played catcher for three innings.
"They had nine pitchers and one catcher," Harrison said. "Everyone got to pitch one inning. Then they asked me to catch three innings. It was a lot of fun."
Harrison went 0-for-1 at the plate and batted in a run. The South team won the game, 4-3.
Kennedy played five innings for the South in the Class 1A-2A-3A game, seeing action at third base for four innings and one inning at leftfield. He went 1-for-2 at the plate as he and his South teammates won the game, 9-8.
"It was a lot of fun and a great experience," Kennedy said.
Look to see both Harrison and Kennedy in action next season on the local junior college scene. Harrison has signed to play at Meridian Community College while Kennedy will be at East Central Community College.