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Hedges’ Arm Shines at PG National

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

While many children fall in love with baseball at an early age, Austin Hedges was drawn to a specific part of the game. Beginning when he was only three years old, Hedges said he always loved catchers because the gear they wore looked cool. Fourteen years after the game drew him in, Hedges was the one looking cool and was one of many standout players at the Perfect Game National Showcase June 17-20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School | #2010#Events#Perfect Game National Showcase

Area Code Games Wrapup

Matt Blood -Premium Content

The 22nd annual Area Code Games came to an end, on time and in front of a sparse crowd (most scouts and college coaches left California Saturday evening on red eye flights), Sunday evening at Blair field in Long Beach. The event was a logistical success as the weather was perfect, and all 20 games on the schedule were completed without one hint of a weather delay.<br/>However, the one hiccup in the event's details was the overlapping of the dates between the Area Code Games and the Aflac All-American Game. Due to the Aflac game being played in the same week, many of the nation's best players, that would have typically been at the Area Code Games, were not present. As it turned out, the scheduling made things easier on scouts and college coaches as it was possible to knock out both events in one trip. In turn, the talent level at the Area Code Games inevitably took a hit.

High School | #2009#Area Code Games#Events