All-Star baseball game returns to Dow Diamond



Goodrich’s Colby Phipps tags out a North runner as he attempts to steal second. North beat South, 11-7. Photo by Lamont Lenar

Goodrich’s Colby Phipps tags out a North runner as he attempts to steal second. North beat South, 11-7. Photo by Lamont Lenar

MIDLAND – For the fifth consecutive summer, Dow Diamond, home of the Great Lakes Loons, a Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, hosted a North vs. South high school baseball All-Star Game Tuesday evening. The North team was comprised of ball players from Saginaw and Bay counties and for the south it was Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties.

The game took place this past Tuesday at 6 p.m. Twenty four Mid- Michigan high schools were represented at the event.

The game gained sponsorship from the Greater Flint Area Baseball- Softball Association, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It is a pivotal piece of the baseball and softball community in the Flint-area, which not only provides opportunities, but operates Whaley and Broome Parks.

Several area players took to the field, including Flushing’s Grayson Makranyi, Bentley’s Ezra Giraurd, Davison’s Ty Metzger, Swartz Creek’s Caden Merinski, Goodrich’s Josh Belanger, Swartz Creek’s Brendan Bouchard, Goodrich’s Colby Phipps and Davison’s Matt Strobel.

Patrolling the dugout for the south team were Swartz Creek’s John Fitzko, Goodrich’s Bob Foreback and Bentley’s Todd Schultz.