SALISBURY- Senior high school players from all over the Bayside Conference got one last chance to shine as preps last weekend before moving on to the next stage in their careers in the annual North-South All-Star game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
The top seniors from the Bayside North schools faced off against the top seniors from the Bayside South last Sunday on the biggest stages of their young careers at Shorebirds Stadium. For the last 25 years, the top senior players in the conference hand chosen by the coaches have faced off in the annual All-Star game that is as much about the camaraderie of the players that have faced each for the last four years as the action on the field.
Many of the players on both teams are rivals during the regular high school season, but play on the same travel ball teams in the offseason. Such was the case for Decatur’s Dallas Harrington and North Caroline’s Colby Biddle, who face each other as opponents during the season but are close friends and travel ball teammates the rest of the year.
Harrington and Biddle were named MVPs for their respective teams with Harrington taking honors for the Bayside South team and Biddle earning the nod for the Bayside North team. For the record, the Bayside North won the game in dramatic fashion with a walk-off bases loaded single by Biddle to drive in the two winning runs.
Harrington is headed to Division II Flagler next year to continue his career, while Biddle will continue to play at Division I Radford in Virginia. Earning Pitching MVP awards during the annual Bayside All-Star game last Sunday were Anthony Jackson of Crisfield for the South and McKenna Dean of Cambridge for the North.