Five local players selected to all-star baseball games

socbase-3dThe high school baseball season is over for Grand Strand teams, but not for five lucky local seniors and two local venues.

Socastee standouts Dylan Thompson and Austin Schmitz were chosen to compete in the June 11-12 North Carolina-South Carolina Select all-star showcase at Coastal Carolina University.

The same weekend, Myrtle Beach’s Praise Thorsen and Hunter Todd, and Carolina Forest’s Cameron Cauble and will take part in the North-South All-Star Game, featuring the top players from the Upper and Lower State. The tournament will be held June 12-13 at The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

Some of the Grand Strand’s top arms will be on display at both games. Thompson, who also plays infield, will play the first of many games at CCU’s new Springs Brooks Stadium as he joins the Chanticleers in the fall. Schmitz was part of Socastee’s 1-2 punch of starting pitchers.

Myrtle Beach’s Thorsen led the Seahawks on a strong postseason run and was almost unhittable down the stretch. Positon players Hunter and Cauble will see action in the tournament, which pits Class 4A/A vs. Class 3A/2A teams from the Upper and Lower State.

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