Schank selected to compete in All-Star game

From Herald Staff Reports


While Southridge senior Tucker Schank’s playing career with the Raiders may have come to an end on Tuesday night, he’ll still get one more baseball game to participate in before he heads off to Indiana University for college baseball.

Schank was one of 50 players selected to compete in the 2019 IHSBCA North-South All-Star game in Madison. The event will take place this weekend from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23.

It was a very impressive senior year for Schank on the baseball diamond as he led the Raiders in several statistical categories including hits (45), at-bats (112), runs (35) and also had eight extra-base hits, 21 runs driven in and a batting average of .402.

Schank will be attending Indiana University where he will be playing baseball for head coach Jeff Mercer and the Hoosiers. He announced his committment at Southridge High School on May 17.

While Schank may be the only local athlete on the South roster, there are also several players from nearby schools and conferences that were selected to compete.

The South roster includes names such as Shane Harris (North Posey), Tyler Kapust (Silver Creek), Brodey Heaton (Castle), Ethan Vecrumba (Edgewood) and Steven Molinet (Tecumseh).

A few players the Raiders have faced in the postseason such as Austin’s Drew Buhr and South Vermillion’s Cooper Terry will also be competing for the South.

There are also many representatives from the IHSAA State Finals teams on both the North and South rosters.

Trey Stokes (Alexandria-Monroe) will represent the North while Michael Dillon (Hamilton Southeastern) and Julian Greenwell (Columbus East) will be members of the South team.

In 2018, Northeast Dubois’ Case Eisenhut and Forest Park’s Trever Zink were both South representatives while in 2017, Jasper’s Evan Aders represented the South.

Dubois County has been represented on the IHSBCA South All-Star team every year since 2008.

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