Hughes plays in all star game

HUGHES PLAYS IN ALL-STAR GAME – Gibson County’s Tyner Hughes played first base for five innings and went 1 for 2 and scored a run during the All-Star game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Gibson County’s catcher/first baseman Tyner Hughes played in the Billy Schrivner West Tennessee High School All-Star Game featuring the top baseball seniors in the area at Pringles Park in Jackson.

Hughes, who played for the Red Team, played first base for five innings. He went 1 for 2 and scored a run during the All-Star game. The Gray Team won 10 to 7 over the Red Team.

Hughes, who batted .343 and led the team with 23 stolen bases, and 24 RBIs, defensively had a fielding percentage of .954 for his senior season. He was named to 14-A All-District Team and All-District Tournament Team. His plans are to further his education and play baseball at Dyersburg State Community College.

Hughes was one of 32 players chosen for the 2017 High School Baseball All-Star Game. Only West Tennessee graduating senior baseball players are allowed by TSSAA to play in All-Star games such as this. The annual All-Star game was renamed to Billy Schrivner West Tennessee High School All-Star Game to honor the lasting legacy of this avid sportsman.

Schrivner, who passed away in 2014, was a well-known basketball and football official for more than three decades, staying involved with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for 60 years. Schrivner helped found the Jackson Madison County Sports Hall of Fame and later became one of its inductees.

Head Baseball Coach Rusty Thompson of the Bethel University Wildcats was the coach for the winning Gray Team. Jonathan Estes, head baseball coach of the Freed-Hardeman University Lions, was the coach for the Red Team.

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