By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s Houston Stafford has been selected to play in the eighth annual Warner’s Athletic Construction MidTN Senior All-Star Classic presented by TopTenn Baseball.

Stafford will be part of the Class A/AA squad, which will take on the Division II team at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville. The Class AAA West and East teams will play at 2:30 p.m.

The games are moving to Hendersonville after having been played the last couple of years at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field, which was unavailable as the Commodores will host an NCAA Super Regional this weekend.

Stafford hit .443 with a pair of home runs and 18 RBIs in his final season with the Yellow Jackets.

“From what I have gathered, Stafford had a great 2019 season and is very deserving to be selected to represent and add to the list of former Trousdale County Yellow Jackets who have been selected to this event,” said event president Davy Cothron. “His past 18 months have been full of ups and downs and a normal human would have probably given up. He missed his entire junior season due to shoulder surgery only to come back, hit well over .400 and be a great ambassador for Trousdale County High School and the Hartsville community.”

Admission to the MidTN Senior All-Star Classic will be $5 for school age and up.

“It’s another opportunity to watch good talent and it’s even more special to provide one more opportunity for these guys to represent their families, school and community,” Cothron added.

County music artist Payton Taylor is scheduled to sing the national anthem.