Ad Spot

Brian Smith signs with minor league Montgomery Wings

By Staff
Brian Smith, a 1997 graduate of Hartselle High School, recently signed a professional baseball contract to play for the Montgomery Wings of the Southeastern League.
Smith played his senior year of high school baseball at Hartselle. He was the starting catcher for the squad that reached the Sweet 16 round of 6A post season play.
During his senior season he shared the highest hitting average on the team at .402 and tied Scott McClanahan for most homeruns in the season with nine.
Smith played junior college ball for Calhoun Community College in Decatur and completed his college career in Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, an NCAA Division II school.
While playing catcher at Erskine, Smith batted .354 and graduated from Erskine with a degree in Physical Education.
During his final three years of college, Smith played in wooden bat leagues during the summer for the Carolina Warriors of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League for two years and for the Waynesboro Generals of the Shenandoah Valley League.
He is the son of Tony and Jo Lynn Smith of Hartselle.
Hartselle Tigers assistant Coach Chris Heaps remembered Smith well. Well enough to help the minor leaguer train for the try out that secured him a place on the Montgomery Wings roster.
"He's a real good catcher, so I helped him work out a few days for the tryouts," Heaps said.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sheffield is officer of quarter 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Fourth grade rocks 4-H 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

‘Jesus Revolution’: Priceville couple serve as extras in upcoming faith-based film  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Finding Your Future draws crowd

News

Lacey’s Spring man allegedly entered neighbor’s house, abused sleeping woman

Hartselle

Crestwood Shopping Center sold to Florida investment company

News

Chamber’s State of the County breakfast set for February

Hartselle

Making progress

News

Judge’s choice  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sheriff gets OK to hire part-time jailers

News

Hartselle Drama Gala returns Saturday

At a Glance

Annual tree giveaway to be held March 1

Eva

Shaddix, Hopkins named Morgan Teachers of the Year  

Morgan County

Fundraising kicks off for 120-foot Morgan cross

Morgan County

Stadthagen named to three legislative committees  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan’s jobless rate among lowest statewide  

Falkville

Looking ahead: Growth on horizon for Hartselle, surrounding area  

Hartselle

American Legion Post 52 hosts annual speech contest 

At a Glance

Falkville man killed in crash

At a Glance

Somerville shooting victim identified

At a Glance

Morgan students graduate from JSU

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Educator Hall of Fame to induct six  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Flying high: Hartselle senior is dual enrolled in aviation program 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to invalidate hiring of new Hartselle superintendent 

x