Logan County was well represented in Sunday’s North-South All-Star baseball game at Nitro High School.
Playing for the South All-Stars were Chapmanville Regional High School’s Alex Berry and Jacob Dingess and Logan High School’s Jared Shawver and Chase Burnette.
Dingess had a base hit for the South, which lost a pair of games to the North, 10-2 and 10-9. Dingess also had an RBI and walked once.
Dingess has verbally committed to play collegiate baseball at West Virginia State. Dwight Dingess, Jacob’s dad, played college baseball for Cal Bailey at West Virginia State, while Sharon Dingess, his mom, played softball at West Virginia State as well.
Jacob Dingess hit .470 this season with three home runs and 18 RBI for Chapmanville and was named to the all-state team. He had a .564 on base percentage and a .687 slugging average with 39 hits, including five doubles and two triples. He also had 24 stolen bases and was not caught stealing.
West Virginia State is coached by Sean Lloyd.
“I played one season at West Virginia State on the softball team 1990,” Sharon Dingess said. “Dwight played for Cal Bailey and was the freshman academic athlete of the year in 1988. He was also the team captain where he played first base. We are extremely excited Jacob has decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps.”
Berry hit .414 this season for the Tigers with 36 hits, including three doubles and three triples. He also had 20 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Burnette also had a hit for the South All-Stars. Burnette, Berry and Shawver each pitched one inning.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).