Michael Sandle was confident he was going to be the MVP of the Subway High School All-Star Baseball Game Thursday night.
“Before the game I told my dad I was going to get it and he was like ‘Oh I don’t know son’. I was like, ‘Yeah, just watch.’”
Sandle made his prediction come true and made his presence felt quickly, drilling a triple in the first inning. He didn’t score but the East put up seven runs in the second and third innings and went on to crush the West 8-2 at the University of West Florida’s Jim Spooner Field.
Receiving the East MVP trophy after the game was a thrill for Sandle.
It’s the second time he has received that honor this season. He was also the MVP of the North-South All-Star Football Game in December.
“It means the world to me, especially being my last high school event,” Sandle said. “I felt good out there and had a good time. I wish I could play with these guys again.”
Sandle was one of three players from Navarre on the East squad. Matt Cronin, headed to Arkansas next season, was the starting pitcher and did not give up a hit in his inning of work. Octavien Moyer started at second base and tallied a hit in the second inning.
Sandle enjoyed having the opportunity to play with his teammates one last time. The three helped the Raiders win a district championship a year ago and to a second consecutive regional tournament appearance this year.
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