Lindsey to coach South in All-Star game

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Natchez High baseball coach Michael Lindsey saw a number of good players on the other side of the dugout as the Bulldogs finished second in Division 6-5A, falling to Gulfport in the first round of the state playoffs.

Lindsey will share that dugout with a number of those playesrs June 10 as a coach of the South 4A-5A all-star team.

The South team will face the North 4A-5A squad at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The contest is set for 2 p.m.

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&uot;It’s an honor to be chosen,&uot; said Lindsey, who will be attending his first all-star game. &uot;A few of the pitchers I saw shut us down will be on our team, so it will be nice to have them not throwing on the other side. Most of the players have signed with a major college, and others signed with JUCOs. There’s a lot of talent. It’s going to be a good game to watch.&uot;

Lindsey led Natchez to a 8-18 record, but the Bulldogs advanced to the playoffs for the second straight year, defeating Jackson Provine in a must-win situation.

Gulfport defeated Natchez 9-4 in the first game of the best of three series and 11-7 in the second game at Liberty Park.

Lindsey will be coaching along with Moss Point head coach John Tomes.

The teams report June 8 at Hinds Community College and practice Thursday and Friday before the game.

A&160;banquet for the players and coaches involved in the game will be held Friday night.

&uot;It’s going to be exciting to have some of the top players in the state playing against each otehr,&uot; Lindsey said. &uot;It’s going to be a lot of fun.&uot;