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Coach Fuller, four players to represent Cannons in VBL All-Star game

As head coach of the team with the best record in the North division, Brett Fuller of the Purcellville Cannons will guide the North team in the 2017 Valley Baseball League All-Star Game, set for July 9 at James Madison University’s Veterans Memorial Park.

Purcellville pitchers Thomas Sutera (Siena College) and Dalton Whitaker (Winthrop), first baseman Trevin Esquerra (Loyola Marymount) and outfielder Sheldon Reed (Clemson) have been selected to play in the all-star game.

The North squad is comprised of players from Front Royal, New Market, Purcellville, Strasburg, Winchester and Woodstock. The South squad consists of athletes from Charlottesville, Covington, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro. Each squad includes 25 players.

The second class of the Valley Baseball League Hall of Fame will be introduced prior to the game. This year’s inductees are Wayne Comer, John Kruk, Claude “C.C.” Michael, Sam Perlozzo, Earl Shirkey, Marion “Bo” Trumbo and Maynard “Mo” Weber.

All-star festivities begin July 9 at 3:10 p.m. with batting practice and an autograph/photo session for young fans. The 60-yard dash contest will be held at 4:50, followed by the home run derby at 5:20 p.m. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.


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