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Crown All-Star baseball game slated after Orioles Sunday


The 14th annual Crown All-Star baseball game will be played at Camden Yards Sunday after the Baltimore Orioles game against the California Angels.

The North Team, featuring 1994 All-Metro Player of the Year Andy Bair (Calvert Hall), a left-handed pitcher, will be coached by former McDonogh mentor Al Poklemba, now the athletic director at Bullis Prep. Poklemba's co-coaches are Jim Foit (Thomas Johnson) and Bill Russell (Elkton).

The South Team will feature Brian Burden, first baseman on 4A state champ Arundel and will be coached by Ed Glaeser (Thomas Stone), Kevin Kelly (Atholton) and Jack Anthony (Easton).

The event, sponsored by Crown Petroleum, annually features the best high school seniors chosen from statewide public and private schools by the members of Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches.

The selection process began with an open tryout on May 21 in four regions. The next Sunday, coaches observed the players as the four teams competed against each other at Frederick's McCurdy Field.

The 15-player rosters for the North and South teams were then compiled with each team having six alternates.

Dave Norton, coach of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association runner-up Mount St. Joseph, is the chairman of the event, and Brooks Robinson is the honorary chairman.

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