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Clayton County baseball players compete in All-Star game
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
May 28, 2013 05:02 PM | 2366 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>Jonesboro senior Brandon Jackson posted an 8-2 record with a 2.01 ERA and 95 
strikeouts this past season. He also batted .298 with 11 RBI.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Jonesboro senior Brandon Jackson posted an 8-2 record with a 2.01 ERA and 95 strikeouts this past season. He also batted .298 with 11 RBI.
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On Thursday, 17 seniors from seven of the eight Clayton County schools will have one last chance to showcase their talents at the fourth annual Clayton County High School All-Star Game.

The 15 other players participating are rising juniors and seniors and will occupy a spot on either the National League roster or American League roster at Mundy’s Mill, where the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Representing the AL will be Jonesboro’s Dustin Boggs, Brandon Jackson, Darian Alston and Dereon London; Mundy’s Mill’s Raheem Jackson, Darius Wheeler, Demarcus Mays and Jordan Robinson; Forest Park’s Tim Pope and Rayvon Elliot; Morrow’s Justin Floyd, Geuel Inirio and Malik Pierre, and North Clayton’s Harold Smith and Marcus Benton.

Standing together for the NL will be Lovejoy’s Andrew Nicholson, Mark Flournoy, Greg Tyson, Danyale Brimer and Morgan Robinson; Mt. Zion’s Kenneth Wiggins, Sam Glickman, Quarterrio Simpson and Aaron Harris; Riverdale’s Louis Clark, Tikeem Cooper, Javier Romero and Jerome Holmes, and Drew’s Brandon Pearson and Sergio Billings.

Even though none of these players had the chance to compete in the 2013 postseason, they were still able to produce statistically for their respective teams.

Jonesboro’s senior catcher Boggs threw out 19 of 23 runners trying to steal and had a pop time of 1.76 seconds and two errors, according to head coach Dan Maehlman.

Boggs also had a .434 batting average with 31 RBI. His teammate Jackson, a senior pitcher, was very impressive as well with an 8-2 record, a 2.01 ERA and 95 strikeouts against seven walks. Also a senior pitcher and second baseman, Alston earned a 5-2 record with a 3.10 ERA and 48 strikeouts against 11 walks.

These AL pitchers will likely face the productive bats of the NL’s Flournoy (.333 batting average and 33 RBI), Nicholson (.320 average, 31 RBI and 20 stolen bases) and Tyson (.369 batting average with 18 RBI and 33 steals).

Then also the bats of Wiggins (.366 average, including 15 RBI), Glickman (.422 batting average with 13 RBI), Harris (.438 average and 10 RBI), Pearson (.445 batting average, including 18 RBI) and Billings (.325 average with 10 RBI).

The AL will also have its share of run producers with Alston (.345 batting average, including 15 RBI), London (.334 average with 10 RBI) and Jackson (.298 batting average and 11 RBI), and those from Mundy’s Mill, Forest Park, North Clayton and Morrow.
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