Four Nacogdoches County softball players have been chosen to play in the 2019 East Texas Sports All-Star Game set for this weekend at Hudson High School.
A pair of Douglass Lady Indians, a Woden Lady Eagle and a member of the Cushing Galkats will play for the 11-player roster of the Navy team, made up of non-Angelina County athletes. The game will be played Saturday at 7 p.m.
The cost for admittance into the event is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Money raised will be donated to the non-profit 22Q Texas, which goes to families of those suffering from 22Q deletion syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that many have never heard of, but is the second-most common syndrome, next to Downs Syndrome.
The game is sponsored by East Texas Sports (Steve Hall) and All-American Athletics (Jason Burton).
Local players on the Navy squad include Woden pitcher/third baseman Amber Allen, Douglass pitcher Peyton White and catcher Sarah Lowery and Cushing pitcher Kathryn Carpenter.
Other members of the Navy squad will include Grapeland’s Diamond Dunn and Haylee Reed, Woodville’s Koral Sylestine and Kaitlyn Odom, along with West Sabine’s Hannah Spring and Harlee Franklin. Trinity’s Mallory Stout will also be on the squad.
The Navy team will be coached by Michael Scroggin of Corrigan-Camden, Shaun Stout of Trinity and Kelli McClendon of Central Heights.
The Angelina County squad, or Silver team, will be made up of five players from Hudson, two from Lufkin, and one each from Pollok Central, Huntington and Diboll.
The Hudson players include Campbell Selman, Odette Lopez, Amzee Gerard, Natalie Clifton and Hannah Blackwell. Other players on the Silver squad are Bailey Ortiz of Central, Jenna Flourney of Huntington, Leah Akridge and Lexi Ramirez of Lufkin and Haven Hardy of Diboll.
The honorary Silver All-Star is Railey Brown.
Coaches for the Silver team are: Kurtis Acosta of Central, Crystal Massey of Huntington, Wes Caps of Hudson and Ashley Martin of Lufkin.