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    The 2015 Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic baseball all-star game will be played on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Classic Park in Eastlake with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The softball all-star game will be played on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Mather Park on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

    The OVASC, presented by ScoreStream, is an official fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project. Each of the four teams will wear a camouflage jersey representing one of the four branches of the United States military. The Air Force All-Stars will meet the Marines All-Stars in the baseball game while the Army and Navy All-Stars will go head-to-head in the softball game.

    Chardon head coach Brian Long will coach the Air Force All-Stars, sponsored by the Geauga Maple Leaf, while Willoughby South’s Steve Norris will head the Marines, sponsored by IrishIllustrated.com. Wickliffe’s Marlana Mucciarone was selected to coach the Army All-Stars, sponsored by P&E Electric and Eastlake North’s Andrew Palermo will coach the Navy, sponsored by Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Service.

    The high school baseball and softball all-star games feature top graduating seniors from around eastern Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties. Among the 76 players who will participate in the game, 28 of them will continue their baseball/softball careers in college.

    That group includes Aurora’s Devin Bradley and Carter Semancik (John Carroll University); Beachwood’s Max Balazs, who will play football and baseball, (Ohio Wesleyan); Beaumont’s Serena Tucciarelli (Cuyahoga Community College); Brush’s Cameron Domico (Florence Darlington Technical College) and Schawn Smith (Thiel College); Cardinal’s KC Cress (Walsh University); Chardon’s Steph Hunter (Capital); Cuyahoga Heights’ Lauren Goetz (Indiana University of Pennsylvania); Hawken’s Matt Orloff (Mount Union), Tommy Murphy (Louisburg College), Chandler Whipple (Norwich University), Sydney Calabro (Heidelberg) and Emily Oliver (Norwich); Gilmour Academy’s Ethan Pawlak (Allegheny); Independence’s Nick Niro (Findlay), Victoria Sirna (Notre Dame College), Nicole Ferrara and Larissa Adams (Cuyahoga Community College); Kenston’s Jimmy Artale (Washington & Jefferson) and Paige Palmer (Youngstown State University); Kirtland’s Sarah Steigerwald (Lakeland Community College); Lake Catholic’s Jenna Bayer (Edinboro); Madison’s Abbie Thompson (Baldwin Wallace); Mayfield’s Joe Caporale (Capital University) and Alex Cappadonna (Notre Dame College); Mentor’s Tyler Thompson (Otterbein) and North’s Natalie Arnold (Heidelberg).

    Independence’s Austin Buc will play football at Walsh University and Cuyahoga Heights’ Jenna Stegmaier will play basketball at Findlay.

    As impressive as the Ohio Varsity all-stars are on the field, they’re equally impressive off of it as 12 all-stars accumulated a grade point average of 4.0 or better, 29 more carried a gpa of 3.5 or better and 27 others finished their high school career with a gpa of 3.0-3.49.

    Click a link below for individual team rosters:

    BASEBALL SOFTBALL
    Air Force Army
    Marines Navy

    Presale tickets are available for both games. Click here for presale tickets for both games.

    Donations for The Wounded Warrior Project will take place at both games. Online donations are being accepted directly through The Wounded Warrior Project web site.


     

     

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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