By Austin Bishop
For at least one day, Allie Steadman and Alaina Hill will be
teammates this summer.
Eupora High School’s Steadman and East Webster High School’s Hill
have both been selected to play for the North team in the prestigious
Mississippi Association of Coach’s Fast-Pitch All-Star game set for
Jones County Junior College in Ellisville on June 8.
Steadman and Hill are two of 12 girls who will make up the North team
for the 1A/2A/3A game. The North will play two games against the
South on that day.
In all, 48 girls are chosen for the all-star games, which also
includes a North and South team for the 4A/5A/6A schools.
The games are for girls who will be seniors during the 2013-14 school
“I’m looking forward to it,” Steadman said. “I love the competition
and I love to play every time that I can.”
Steadman, who has been playing for EHS since the eighth grade and is
currently the catcher for the Lady Eagles, said she has been playing
since she was 4-for-5 years old.
“This game really gives you a chance to get looked at (by colleges),”
she said of the all-star weekend. “I want to take advantage of the
opportunity.” The junior slugger said she is already drawing interest
from several schools and definitely wants to play on the next level.
Hill said she was also pleased to be selected for the all-star game
and is looking forward to the opportunity.
“It should be a lot of fun,” said Hill, who said she’s not sure
whether or not she will play softball on the next level. “I enjoy a
lot of things, including softball.” She also plays basketball, as
well as right field on the softball team.
“I play catcher for my travel team, but am willing to play where I’m
needed,” she said. Hill said at this point, she is looking at
spending her first two years of college at East Mississippi Community
Both girls said playing slow-pitch in the fall is a big help to them,
as far as staying in the rhythm of the sport and staying in shape.