Local athletes make Powerade State Games

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The 30th annual Baseball Powerade State Games will showcase four local athletes. Forbush players Tyler Campbell and Jamie Sheek, Elkin althete Hayden Brooks, and East Wilkes athlete Bryce Vestal, will show off their talents at the Powerade State Games June 15 through June 19 in Cary, NC.

This will be the 30th year for the Powerade State Games high school baseball event, which is the premier high school baseball event in North Carolina. Each year 32 high school coaches volunteer their time to hold tryouts in their regions and then select the 20 best players from the region. State Games coaches rotate up until they are the head coach and new coaches are added to every team each year. This rotation ensures that all coaches, all schools, and all geographic areas of the state have the opportunity to participate in the Powerade State Games. The Powerade State Games continues to be the best value in high school baseball with more than 80 college/professional scouts attending the event each year.

Forbush athletes Campbell and Sheek both had outstanding Junior seasons for the Falcons. Campbell ended his season with 27 games played, and a batting average of .345. He came up with four homeruns, and helped lead his team to the second round of ths NCHSAA 2A Playoffs. Sheek played 26 games, and had a batting average of .402. He scored 29 runs, and earned 18 RBIs.

Elkin’s Hayden Brooks is a sophomore who made the Varsity baseball team this season. Brooks helped lead the Elks to a 16-10 overall record, and a 8-6 conference record. East Wilkes’ Bryce Vestal is also a Sophomore who made the Cardinals varsity team this season. Vestal and the Cards went through a rebuilding season as they came away with a 5-20 overall record, and a 3-11 conference record.

The Powerade State Games will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Center in Cary. The tournament is a four-game, round-robin competition.

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