Regardless of the age group, baseball and softball coaches constantly work on having their teams improve on just a few necessary skills. Players must hit the ball, throw the ball, catch the ball, and run.
For the three Port St. Joe baseball all-star teams, weeks of preparation will culminate at the district tournament beginning Friday, June 18 in Blountstown.
The Star featured the AA (8-and-under) team in an earlier edition. They will face Franklin County at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The AAA (10-and-under) all-stars are led by head coach Dave Walleyn, assisted by John Bartley and Tim Petersen.
Members of the team are: Easton Bartley, Parker Butler, Austin Carnes, Bo Lenox, Stetson Levins, Nathan Peacock, TJ Petersen, Brenton Riley, Jaice Ross, Dominic Sanders, and KT Thomas.
The first team scheduled to play AAA will be Franklin County at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
The 12-and-under all-stars, known as Ozone, are coached by John Brewer (head coach), Mark Costin, and Gregg Knox.
The players, along with their positions, are Cayson Read Ashcraft (LF, P), Cash Brewer (C, P, 3B), Easton Buchanan (CF, P), Darion (Duda) Cherry (1B), Tristan Connell (LF, P), Cade Costin (SS, P), Zay Jenkins (SS, P), Stratton Levins (C, LF), Angel Mace (3B, P), William Shoaf (RF, 2B), and Will Trochessett (C, RF, 2B).
Just like the AA and AAA teams, Ozone will square off against their Franklin County counterparts at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
Best of luck to all of the local players and teams at the district tournament this weekend.