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Best In Tri-State Baseball: Clemens Field to host HS All-Star Game


(WGEM) -- The first Missouri vs. Illinois high school all-star baseball game is set for July 13th at Clemens field featuring the top senior players from both sides of the river.

The idea for the game originated from Monroe City natives Kevin Peters, and his son Aaron.

After watching other all-star match-ups for seniors in other sports held in the area, they decided to take an idea of their own and turn it into something they hope will become an annual event.

"The idea of the game actually originated from my dad while I was in high school," Aaron Peters told WGEM Sports.

"He was always busy following me, watching me play my sports, so we never really had enough time to get it off of the ground. A few months ago he and I got to talking about the idea of the game again, and we decided, 'Let's do this, lets do it together, and get this thing off the ground and going."

Illinois will be coached by QND Raider and Quincy Gems manager Chris Martin, while Missouri will be led by Monroe City head coach Mike Crager.

As for the rosters Aaron and Kevin Peters used a simple system that worked to fill out both squads.

"What we did is send out player nomination sheets to 18 coaches and schools in the Hannibal area and 18 coaches in the Quincy area and had them send in their top four seniors," said Aaron Peters.

"From there we went from statistics, so it's pretty much black and white. "

The match-up is set for Saturday July 13th at 7:00 PM at Clemens Field in Hannibal.

Tickets are $6.50 for adults, and $5.50 for kids ages 3 through 12.

All ticket stubs will be good for free entry to the Hannibal Cavemen's home game the following Monday, July 15th. 

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