Salpointe outfielder Colby Wilson and Rincon pitcher Josh Smutzer compete in All-Academic Gameby Andy Morales on Oct. 11, 2013, under Sports
Salpointe outfielder Colby Wilson and Rincon/UHS pitcher Josh Smutzer competed in the All-Academic Game Thursday night in Peoria.
The game was part of the Arizona Senior Fall Classic held at the Padre Practice Fields at the Peoria Sports Complex. Smutzer and Wilson were selected for the game after an intense tryout earlier that morning.
Smutzer pitched for Team Royal and Wilson played for Team Gray. Players from at least seven states and Canada tried out for the game but they had to pass the high academic standard first.
Smutzer pitched two innings, had three strike outs, two ground outs and a fly out as the Royal beat Gray in front of college recruiters from various levels from Division I to junior college. Wilson had several at bats in front coaches from Harvard and Dartmouth.
John Hopkins and Dartmouth offered Wilson admission and a roster spot.
The Junior Fall Classic runs from October 17-20 and the Sophomore Fall Classic from October 24-27. Both events are full