Ad Spot

Cornerstone’s Hollis to play baseball at Stillman

By SCOTT MIMS / Staff Writer 

COLUMBIANA — Cornerstone Christian School’s Kenny Hollis officially signed with Stillman College in a ceremony on Thursday, March 11.

Hollis has played baseball since age 3 and is a pitcher for the Cornerstone Chargers. He said he hopes to pitch as well as play a little field for the Tigers this summer.

Hollis said the small student-to-teacher ratio was one reason he chose to go with Stillman.

“It just felt like home,” he said. “Classes are small here, classes are small there, so you know, you get one-on-one with the teachers. You get everything you need, academic, sports, everything.”

Cornerstone baseball coach James Lee said Hollis has a bright future.

“Kenny’s worked extremely hard. He’s done several camps and he’s gotten so much better through the years. You won’t find a better young man. He’s got good folks, and beyond baseball he’s going to go far in life. He’s just got that character,” Lee said.

He said with a little work, Hollis should be pitching in the low- to mid-90s by the time he is playing at the college level.

“His off-speed stuff is nasty, his 12-6 curveball is phenomenal for his age, and his changeup is amazing for his age,” Lee added. “How he changes speeds on people is probably the biggest thing for him. He can blow it by you. He can make you look like a fool on a curveball. He’s got all the tools, once he perfects it a little more, to be really special.”

Alabaster Main Story

ACS working to address mental health needs of students

Lifestyles

Pelham Parks and Rec releases summer activity guide

News

Kramer swears in new CASA Volunteers

280 Main Story

Chamber’s 6th ‘Ready to Shred’ a success

Montevallo

UM hosting Warrior Challenge 5k, 1-mile Color Run

280 Main Story

Chamber accepting Small Business of the Year nominations

Business

Sapp’s Fitness Garage to host Workout for Water April 17

Helena

Helena moving forward with Greenway project

Alabaster Main Story

Adventurer’s Coffee Co. to open in Alabaster

Alabaster Main Story

Earth Alive concert to showcase ACS choirs

280 Main Story

Oak Mountain Middle School to remain indefinitely closed due to damage

280 Main Story

Kearley shares abuse story during National Child Abuse Awareness Month

280 Main Story

Chelsea Council annexes more land, shares Nick Grant

News

Pelham to offer youth coed flag football this summer

Helena

Proximity park to be built in Old Town Helena

Helena

Helena Council denies Riverwoods rezoning request

Columbiana

SCAC High School Juried Art Exhibit is April 24

Community Columnists

Billings caps 30-year Army career with volunteerism

Helena

HPD sets date for Douglas W. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament

News

Barks and Boils: Pub 261 hosts crawfish boil and pet vaccine clinic

Helena

Helena students enjoy a “Fireside Fairytale” prom

Alabaster Main Story

Alabaster City Schools recognized for music education programs

Alabaster Reporter

I-65 lane closures expected April 12-15

Montevallo

One arrested in Montevallo area shooting death