The Navarre Raiders were well represented at the Subway High School All-Star Game last Thursday on the campus of the University of West Florida.
Raiders head coach John Boddy and his staff coached the East squad, which was made up of seniors selected from schools throughout Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.
Cyrus Grimes, Tyler Rebber, and B.J. Villanueva represented the Raiders. Andre Macedo was also selected to the team, but was unable to play due to a hand injury.
The West squad, made up of players from Escambia county schools, was managed by long time Tate coach Greg Blackmon. It would be Blackmon’s last game in uniform. He recently announced his retirement after a brilliant 30 year career on the diamond.
Unlike a normal high school game, the all-star game was a nine-inning affair so that each of the 25 or so members of the teams would get an opportunity to play and each of the pitchers could toss an inning. The East would need all nine frames to get the victory.
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