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All-Star roundup: Local baseball, softball players represent in All-Star games

Tribune Staff • Jun 19, 2018 at 11:45 PM

Local softball, baseball players compete in John Bos All-Star game

The 2018 John Bos baseball and softball All-Star games played out Tuesday night with a slew of local athletes hitting the field at Cornerstone University.

The first game of the day pitted the O-K Blue and White Conference softball teams against each other with four Lakers representing on the O-K Blue team. Madelyn Nelson played shortstop; Linsey Paggeot played second base; Lauren Somers took the mound, and Kileah Rymal played utility.

On the big diamond, Rylan Peets lined up as a pitcher for the O-K Blue baseball team, alongside David Rumptz and T.J. Cunningham in the infield and Griffin Lorimer in the outfield to represent the Lakers, while coach Jeff Lindsey joined the All-Star coaching staff.

The O-K Red All-Star roster took on the O-K Black at 8 p.m. Ryan Mattson played catcher while Jarrett Prins manned the infield to represent the Bucs. On the O-K Black roster, Lucas Kleyn took to the outfield and Parker Tawney the infield to represent Fruitport, while coach Nick Reed joined the coaching roster.

Marsh field to host All-Star baseball game

Marsh Field, in cooperation with the Muskegon Clippers and Extra Innings, is set to host the 2018 Marsh Field High School All-Star Classic today at 7 p.m.

The All-Star Classic features the best high school senior baseball players from along the Lakeshore from Ludington to Grand Haven.

Players will be split into two teams, north and south. The North features senior players from the northern region of the Lakeshore including Montague, Whitehall, Holton, Shelby, Orchard View, Oakridge, Fremont and Ravenna.

The South features players from the southern area including Mona Shores, Grand Haven, Muskegon Catholic Central, Fruitport, Spring Lake, Western Michigan Christian, North Muskegon and Reeths-Puffer.

Highlighting the event will be seven local players selected for the All-State baseball team in Brennen Schwartz (Montague), Brandan Redding (Ravenna), Matt Felt (Shelby), Ty Yuel (Oakridge), Dalton Giddings (Holton), Riley St. Amour (Muskegon Catholic Central) and Jimmy Cobb (North Muskegon)

Admission costs $5 for adults; $3 for senior citizens; $2 for students and children under 12 years old are free. Game tickets can be purchased at the Marsh Field gate on Laketon Avenue. All proceeds will benefit the Marsh Field Improvement Fund.

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