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Sun photo by Skip Traynor - Beal City's Ty Rollin throws a pitch against Mt. Pleasant earlier this season.
Beal City coach Brad Antcliff and four-year standout player Ty Rollin to participate in MHSBCA East-West All-Star Baseball Classic at Comerica Park
Photo by Skip Traynor - Beal City's Ty Rollin will compete in the MHSBCA East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park Thursday.
Sun photo by Skip Traynor - Beal City coach Brad Antcliff meets with the umpires before the Division 4 semifinal game versus Kalamazoo Christian at Michigan State University's McLane Stadium.
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Aggies coach Brad Antcliff and four-year star player Ty Rollin will both participate Thursday in the 33rd annual Michigan High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Baseball Classic at Comerica Park. Antcliff will be an assistant coach for the West, while Rollin will be part of the West’s 18-player roster.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“This is one of the cool things about having so much success on the field over the years,” Antcliff said. “You get recognized for all the winning and something like this is made possible. All the credit goes to the kids.”
Antcliff found out he would be part of the West coaching staff in early May and was part of the selection committee. He nominated Rollin, who was later selected to the roster.
“After I nominated Ty I mentioned to him that it would be cool if I was able to coach in the game and he was able to play,” said Antcliff. “We didn’t really think much more about it until I found out he made the roster and I was able to text him that he was in. It was a special moment.”
Rollin, the 2014 Morning Sun Boys Athlete of the Year and a Division 4 First Team All-State selection, put together an incredible stat line in helping Beal City to a state runner-up finish. He was 13-1 on the mound and finished with a 1.22 ERA while striking out 95 and walking 29 in 92 innings of work. He also hit .453 as a leadoff hitter with 13 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 34 RBIs, 57 runs and 28 stolen bases.
Antcliff added that there will be a big contingent of the Beal City community traveling to the game at Comerica Park.
“A lot of the seniors and underclassmen are going down to take in the experience,” Antcliff said. “It’s going to be big for everybody.”
Last Updated: 7/8/2014 8:25:31 PM EST