A.J. Arellano helped power the Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Badgers to the third round of the Class 2A state playoffs this spring. Now, the strong right-hander will have one more high school baseball game.

The Badgers’ ace pitcher this season is playing for Team Salinas in the upcoming Coastal Bend all-star game. Team Salinas is coached by longtime Falfurrias coach David Salinas.

Arellano led Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco in wins this season and had a dominating performance in each of the first two rounds of the state playoffs. The Badgers were district champs this season and state-ranked throughout most of the year.

Also on Team Salinas is Louie Pena of Benavides.

On the other side of the diamond will be Team Standley, which is being led by Gregory-Portland coach Lance Standley. That team will also feature some local talent is Alice’s Josh Trevino, San Diego’s Mateo Saenz, Orange Grove’s A.J. Porras and Agua Dulce’s Randal Garza.

In the all-star softball game, Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco High School’s Amanda Chapa and Benavides’ Mikayla Perez are playing for Team Caballero, which is being coached by Carroll coach A.J. Caballero.

The all-star baseball and softball games are scheduled to take place Sunday at the Cabaniss Sports Complex. The softball game is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Cabaniss Softball Field and the baseball game will follow at 5 p.m. at Cabaniss Baseball Field. Admission is $5.

COASTAL BEND COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STAR GAMES

BASEBALL

TEAM SALINAS

Chris Pacheco, Banquete; AJ Arellano, Ben Bolt; Louie Pena, Benavides; David Garcia, Bishop; Nic Hernandez, Bishop; Ramsey Villarreal, Carroll; Tyler Sanchez- Lozano, Carroll; Jacob Garza, King; Jon Barrera, King; Dar Padron, Moody; Josh Salinas, Moody; Ronald Vasquez, Ray; Eric Ramirez, Freer; Zach Trevino, Hebbroville; Blake Gonzalez, Kingsville; Ruben Cortez Jr., Miller; Oscar Lopez, Odem; Ryan Pena, Odem; Dean Foley, Pettus; Michael Mendoza, Port Aransas; Brendon Jimenez, Riviera; Eloy "RJ" Ramirez, Santa Gertrudis Academy; Steven Grimes, Santa Gertrudis Academy; Brett Brown, Sinton; Chris Garcia, Sinton; Brenden Boales, Skidmore-Tynan; Jo Jo Villarreal, Vets; Brandon DeLeon, Vets; Cade Mitscherling, Victoria West; Matthew DeLaGarza, Victoria West; Walker Bordovsky, Victoria West; Kalob Jochetz, Woodsboro.

Coach: David Salinas, Falfurrias

TEAM STANDLEY

Randal Garza, Agua Dulce; Josh Trevino, Alice; Orlando Martinez, Beeville; Brandon Maldonado, Calallen; Bryce Balusek, Calallen; Hambleton Oliver, Calallen; Jared Barta, Cuero; Michael Barta, Cuero; Keyshawn Johnson, Falls City; Olen Defoure, Flour Bluff; Dakota Walker, George West; Lucas Proschko, Goliad; Alex Aguirre, Gregory-Portland; Issac Ponce, Gregory Portland; Nick Catalano, Gregory Portland; Ryan Stark, Gregory-Portland; Cobe Reeves, Ingleside; Jonathyn Molinar, John Paul II; Jackson Pullin, London; AJ Porras, Orange Grove; Joe Robert Velasquez, Robstown; Saul Vasquez, Robstown; Tanor Waggoner, Rockport-Fulton; Mateo Saenz, San Diego; Elias Carrera, Taft; Ben Hovda, Tuloso-Midway; Nick Arellano, Tuloso-Midway; Ray Rodriguez, Tuloso-Midway; Erick Davila, Victoria East; Jacob Leigh, Victoria East; Hagen Garvin, Yoakum; Holden Lauer, Yoakum

Coach: Lance Standley, Gregory-Portland

SOFTBALL

TEAM LENTZ

Annie Garcia, Banquete; Lareina Rios, Banquete; Zoe Urrea, Banquete; Jayln Harvey, Banquete; Annabelle Pena, Banquete; Jessalyn Burkett, Beeville; Felixia Hinojosa, Beeville; Amanda Chapa, Ben Bolt; Katherine Flores, Calallen; Aly Wiggins, Calallen; Maraya Guzman, Cuero; Kassidy Nicholson, Goliad; Maddie Council, Goliad; Kayla Salinas, Hebbronville; Hannah Richendollar, London; Cynthia Garcia, Miller; Daelyn Rosenbaurn, Odem; Catarina Matriez, Odem; Hannah Landry, Sinton; Laikyn Lopez, Skidmore-Tynan; Evonne Valdez, Tuloso Midway; Alexa Garza, Veterans Memorial; Bailey Krolczyk, Veterans Memorial; Celeste Salazar, Veterans Memorial; Reagan Blaschke, Woodsboro

Coach: Teresa Lentz, Calallen

TEAM CABALLERO

Mikayla Perez, Benavidez; Elaine Perez, Bishop; Lindsey Evans, Carroll; Samantha Gaona, Carroll; Samantha Miller, Carroll; Cydney Deleon, Flour Bluff; Emylee Carter, Flour Bluff; Kayci Spittler, Flour Bluff; Madison Hale, Flour Bluff; Stacia Krnavek, Flour Bluff; Hailey Viera, Freer; Kaylee Miler, George West; Yasmine Cuevas, George West; Sydney Ouellette, Gregory-Portland; Maleia Taylor, Ingleside; Mikayla Garza, King; Olivia Galindo, Kingsville; Aricel Bordayo, Mathis; Madison Escobar, Port Lavaca Calhoun; Zoe Flores, Port Lavaca Calhoun; Tori Muro, Ray; Aileen Campos, Robstown; Victoria Leal, Robstown; Ali Salinas, Santa Gertrudis Academy; Alexis Lopez, Three Rivers; Kaylynn Franklin, Victoria East

Coach: AJ Caballero, Carrolla