The best baseball players from across the state who participated in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League this season were chosen to play in a showcase event on Tuesday night.
Games were played at Jack Coombs Stadium on the campus of Duke University.
The top rising seniors played in the Seniors Game, while the juniors and sophomores were in the Futures Game.
With several local players on both rosters of the Seniors Game, here is a rundown of how they fared:
“I would give myself a B,” Towler said with a smile. “There was good competition here and I think I was in the upper half. … I felt pretty good about my one inning, but just like any pitcher I really wanted a few innings to warm up and get comfortable.”
“It’s tough just throwing one inning as a pitcher,” Wantz said. “You can’t really get a feel for the umpire or the mound. But I felt like I gave my best in that one inning. … I felt like I squared up on both balls in my at-bats, but only got one to fall. The pitching was really good in this one.”
In his second at-bat, he drew what would have been a walk, but there were no walks awarded in the game. Instead, he reached on an error.