WEST POINT, Ala. – For the second straight season, West Point standout Aubry Cleghorn has earned an invitation the annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Event. The 21st edition of the event will be held at Troy University July 7-10 and the top rising juniors and seniors in the state will be competing.
Cleghorn was already on his way to another stellar season before the coronavirus pandemic cut the school year short but Warriors Head Coach Drew Bryson is excited to see one of his best players and best kids get this recognition now.
“As a player, being selected to the ALABCA All-Star Event at Troy is a huge honor. It’s an opportunity to showcase your talent in front of a lot of collegiate coaches, as well as compete with some of the best players around the state. As a coach and as a program, we are extremely happy for Aubry and excited he is getting the opportunity to represent not just himself, but our baseball program as well,” Bryson said. “He’s a hard worker and a great teammate. He’s a guy who has really bought in and invested himself over the last couple of years to make himself into the player he is today. He’s one of our leaders in the program that has performed at a high level the last two seasons for us, and I know he’ll continue to have success. Being selected a second consecutive year is a testament to not only his ability as a player, but his work ethic and his character on and off the field.”
Cleghorn has been a force on the mound for West Point for a couple of years now and he’s putting most of his offseason time and effort into that part of his game.
“I’m focusing the most on my velocity. I’m trying to get up to into the 90-91 range,” Cleghorn said. “I’m really striving hard to get up to that big number and that’s what I’m going to focus on this offseason.”
This will be Aubry’s second time at the ALABCA event and he understands the opportunity that comes with the invitation. There are a lot of eyes looking for talent at this event and Cleghorn is excited to see how he holds up with some of the best players in the state but he’s also just happy to be back on the mound after his junior season was cut short.
“You’re down there with the best of the best baseball players and athletes in the state. You get to go down there and compete and see where you are and its really a great accomplishment to get to go down there because you’ve got a lot of colleges looking at you with scouts there and it’s just amazing to get to go down there,” Cleghorn said. “I’m very excited. I missed it and I’m glad to be back playing and get to get on the mound again and play some baseball.”
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