BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
OGDEN — The high school baseball season might be over, but that doesn’t mean high school baseball fans won’t get a chance to see their favorite stars one more time.
The 69th annual 3A, 4A, and 5A All-Star and Futures games will take place next Friday and Saturday at Ogden’s Lindquist Field. The games give seniors and underclassmen baseball players one last chance to compete on the diamond.
This year’s All-Star event will also feature a College Showcase, which is open to all baseball players from the freshman to senior classes. The Friday morning event will begin at 9 a.m. and will give players who attend some early college exposure.
Local colleges that have committed to attending are the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University Club NCBA, Utah State Eastern and Dixie State.
Others expected to be there are the College of Southern Idaho, College of Siskiyous, Metro State University, Trinidad State, Williston State, Puget Sound University, Whitworth College, and Dawson Community College.
For the second straight year, the games will have a “Futures” event, featuring underclassmen only. It will take place Friday night at 8 p.m. at Lindquist Field.
Last year’s 4A game featured a pair of Bountiful players С Cam Zollinger and Tommy Lalli. The 5A game that year included brothers Jace and Tanner Olsen, representing Davis High School.
Davis’ Jared Taylor, Woods Cross’ Austin Bankowski and Bountiful’s Taylor Byington participated in 2011.
Registration for the College Showcase is ongoing. Call 801-629-8253 or visit ogdenrecreation.sportsites.com for details. The cost to participate is $75.
The 3A All-Stars Game will begin at noon, followed by the 5A game at 3:30 p.m. and the 4A game at 7 p.m.
Rosters have yet to be announced.