Luverne’s Monterio May chosen for All Star Sports Week
Summertime should be for relaxing and taking a break, but not for Luverne’s Monterio May. The rising senior was chosen to play in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars, which is comprised of 144 of the nation’s best baseball players.
“Monterio was one of two players from the state of Alabama chosen to play,” Luverne coach Andre Parks said. “He played for Team RBI pitching and playing outfield.”
“It’s such an honor to be considered as one of the nation’s top 144 players—this is a testament to how hard Monterio works and to what type of player he is,” Parks said.
Parks added that May was already being recruited within the state, but now, this will help him to get recruited nationally.
“This is a really big deal for him,” Parks said.
On June 22, May flew to North Carolina where he stayed with a host family during the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.
This week, May also played in the AHSAA All Star Sports Week in Huntsville, playing for the South team in the North-South baseball series on Monday. Both college scouts and coaches were on hand to watch the players.
Monterio, who stayed in the dorms on the campus of UHA with his teammates, was among 16 players from south Alabama chosen to participate. Also chosen was Brantley High School’s Chase Hall. Brantley’s Anthony Gulley played in the All Star Sports Week last year.
“We’ve had players in other sports, but Monterio is the first Luverne baseball player to be chosen for this,” Parks said. “This was a great weekend for me as a coach with Crenshaw County being represented so well in these All Star tournaments by these players.”
Monterio is the son of Louis and Beverly May of Grady.