BY JAKE GONZALEZ
FOR THE OBSERVER
For the second year in a row, Auburn High baseball has had a player selected to the AHSAA North-South All-Star game. Rising senior Connor Cosby was one of 36 players selected to particpate in the games played over the AHSAA All-Star week from July 18 through 22.
“It means a lot,” Cosby said. “I’m blessed. I’m really excited for this. I worked hard for this and I’m glad play alongside a bunch of great talented players.”
The north and south teams are comprised of 36 rising seniors and are selected by the Baseball Coaches Committee comprised of representatives selected by and representing each of the eight districts. The players were selected from nominations received from AHSAA member school coaches.
Cosby was a key piece to the semi-final run for the Tigers as he hit in the leadoff position and lead them in batting average with .385 and an on-base percentage of .486. The outfielder was second on the team in doubles with 10 and was able to hit three home runs last season.
“He got us going a lot,” said Auburn head baseball coach Matt Cimo. “He is a really good baseball player. I wasn’t really surprised that he made it.”
Last season, Patrick McGlon represented Auburn in this game and the Auburn program is starting to become a powerhouse according to Cosby.
“We work so hard,” Cosby said. “Hard work pays off and I’m so happy to be here. I want to be a good representation for my whole school.”
The north team leads the series 23-15-2 heading into this years series and has been happening since 1997. The south won game one last year before the two teams tied in the second game.