The 2016 Crossroads Diamond Club D.M. Howie All-Star Baseball Games will be played on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS.
- 1A/2A North Game: 11:00 AM
- 3A/4A Game: 2:00 PM
- 5A/6A Game: 5:00 PM
A little insight to how the D.M Howie Mississippi High School All-Star Baseball Games began. Coach D.M. Howie was born in Jackson, MS in 1930. He went to Galloway Elementary, Bailey Junior High and Central High School. At Central, he played one year of football, three years of basketball, and three years of baseball under Coach Robert Berry.
Over the years and after his service to his country, Coach Howie became a Little League umpire and coach, built his first baseball field (the Bobby Jacquith Field) and coached various high school baseball teams. He was selected for the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011. In retirement, he continues to contribute to high school sports and is a founding member of the Crossroads Diamond Club, serving as the first all-star coach in 1975.
Former, and current, players respect Coach Howie’s uncompromising work ethic – giving 100 percent, knowing the rules – playing to win – being a winner in everything, on and off the field. His career record is 495 wins and 231 losses!
Here is the schedule as of 5/13/16 –
IA/2A North Game features 17 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Scott Collier of Mantachie and Dustin McMillin of Falkner:
Baldwyn, East Union, East Webster, Falkner, Ingomar, Hamilton, Mantachie, Myrtle, Pine Grove, Smithville, Tupelo Christian, Winona
IA/2A South Game features 17 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Nathan Wright of French Camp and Jared Britt of Loyd Star:
Clarksdale, Enterprise-Clarke, Ethel, French Camp, Loyd Star, Nanih Waiya, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph-Madison, Stringer, Union
3A/4A North Game features 17 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Kary Bridges of Water Valley and Andy Deaton of Belmont:
Alcorn Central, Amory, Belmont, Corinth, Houston, Itawamba AHS, Kossuth, Mooreville, Nettleton, North Pontotoc, Ripley, Senatobia, Water Valley
3A/4A South Game features 17 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Bo Long of East Central and Kelly Greer of Florence:
Columbia, East Central, Florence, Lawrence County, Newton County, North Pike, Northeast Lauderdale, Magee, Raleigh, Sumrall, West Lauderdale
5A/6A North Game features 16 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Chris Baughman of Oxford and Mark Monaghan of Desoto Central:
Clinton, Germantown, Grenada, Madison Central, New Hope, Northwest Rankin, Oxford, Ridgeland, Tupelo, Warren Central
5A/6A South Game features 15 players from the following schools, and will be coached by Jordan Rogers of South Jones and Neil Walther of Pearl River Central:
Biloxi, Brandon, George County, Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, Ocean Springs, Pearl River Central, Petal, South Jones, Terry, West Harrison, West Jones
Admission will be $10 per person. Let’s Play Ball!!