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Subway Commonwealth Games All-Star Baseball


Salem - Opening Ceremonies for this year's Subway Commonwealth Games are two weeks from Friday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.

The All-Star Baseball competition is this weekend.  The three-day showcase, featuring upcoming high school seniors and juniors, began Friday morning with workouts.  The West All-Stars are from this region of the state, including local players like JF's Cal Hodgert, LCA's Jon-Ryan Breeden, Tunstall's Luke Simpson and GW's Blake Bivens to name just a few.  Bivens was hitting some bombs in batting practice, the audience including lots of college coaches, including UV'a Brian O'Connor, Jim Toman of the Liberty Flames and Averett's Ed Fulton.

            The round-robin tournament featuring the West, North, East and Central All-Stars began Friday night at 6, the West taking on the North in game one.  Sunday's title game is scheduled for 12:30.  Tunstall's Luke Simpson was slated to be the starting pitcher Friday night for the West.  

Luke Simpson, WEST PITCHER/THIRD BASE (TUNSTALL), said "I just want to try and do my best.  When we go out, when I go out and pitch and play defense and hit, just hopefully get a couple of guys to look at me while I'm throwing and stuff to try and do as good as I can." 

Ed Fulton, AVERETT HEAD BASEBALL COACH, said "You know looking for arm speed, looking for foot speed and looking for guys who can hit and hit for power.  You know just looking for guys that can help us out at the next level."



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