PSJ All-Stars set to play district tournament

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.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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