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David Johnson

Thursday at Ripken Series highlighted by exhibition games

The Cal Ripken World Series included an All-Star Game Thursday night on Cal Sr.'s Yard, featuring players from the eight teams that did not qualify for championship play.

The rosters were broken up and four players from each competing team were placed on one of two teams, Team Bambino and Team Ironman. Managers for the game were Joe Stetka for Team Ironman and Jay Witasick for team Bambino. Stetka is head baseball coach at C. Milton Wright High School and associate scout for the Baltimore Orioles. Witasick, a CMW graduate, pitched 12 years in the major leagues.

The roster for Team Bambino included players from Australia, Forest Hill, Mattoon, Ill., and Lamar,...