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2 Downriver players, 1 coach headed to MHSBCA All-Star Game PHOTOS

  • Roosevelt’s Austin Petravicius, who hit .416 this year, will be one of two Downriver players in Thursday’s Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park. Photo by Frank Wladyslawski
  • Centerfielder Drew Johnson helped the Trenton Trojans win a regional title this year and on Thursday night will be one of two players representing Downriver at the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park. Photo by Frank Wladyslawski
  • After a successful run as Anderson’s head baseball coach, Dave Fast will be on the East staff Thursday night for the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park. Photo by Frank Wladyslawski
Two Downriver-area baseball standouts will compete among the state’s best 2014 seniors later this week under the lights at Comerica Park.

Trenton’s Drew Johnson and Roosevelt’s Austin Petravicius will represent the East team on Thursday night at the33rd annual Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

Also honored with a chance to participate is Anderson Coach Dave Fast, who will be a part of the East staff, along with Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s Darren Audia and Bishop Foley’s Buster Sunde.

Johnson, who is committed to Marygrove College, helped guide Trenton to a share of the league title this year, a regional championship and a school-record 34 wins.

The speedy centerfielder stole a team-high 32 stolen bases and had 66 putouts in the outfield. At the plate he finished with a .318 average, 17 RBIs, eight doubles and two triples and was one of the area’s best bunters.

Petravicius had a huge year at the plate for Roosevelt and helped guide the Bears to a share of the league title in 2014.

In 110 at-bats, the outfielder hit .416, drove in 22 runs, blasted four homers, had 21 extra-base hits and struck out only 10 times. He also stole 26 bases and scored 41 runs for the Bears.

For Fast, this was his final season with Anderson, as he’s moving on to Woodhaven as the school’s athletic director.

With Fast at the helm, the Titans won 20 games or more in six of the last seven seasons and captured either a league or district championship in five of the last six seasons. While it was this year Anderson fell short of those goals, the squad still played tough and came away with some hard-fought victories, including a win over eventual league co-champ Roosevelt.

Last Updated: 7/8/2014 11:11:20 PM EST

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