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Rising junior selected to play in Triple Crown all-star game

Tyler Stephens, a rising junior at Halifax County High School who played on last season’s Comets jayvee baseball team, has been selected to play in the Triple Crown 16U North Vs. South All-Star Game.

The game will be played on Monday, July 23 in Richmond and will be aired at 6:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports network.

Stephens, a centerfielder, was one of two players selected from the Blasters Showcase Baseball team based out of the Blue Ridge Hitting Center in Hillsville. His coaches on the Blasters travel baseball team are Halifax County native Dwayne Puryear and former Comets baseball standout Brian Medley.

The Blasters will be playing in the Triple Crown National Tournament in Richmond July 24-27. Coaches of each of the 32 teams that will be competing in the 16 & under division showcase tournament were asked to submit the names and statistics of four players from their team for consideration for the all-star team.

Stephens was one of two players from the Blasters selected to participate in the Triple Crown 16U North Vs. South All-Star Game, which will be held the day before the start of the Triple Crown National Tournament.

Players representing 30 states and Canada will participate in the all-star game.

In addition to playing for the Blasters 16U team, Stephens has also played games with the Blasters U18 team.

He committed to play on the Blasters 16U team this past October and has been playing on the team since early June.

Stephens played for the Blasters in a tournament at James Madison University June 9-10, at Virginia Tech/Radford University June 15-17, at Virginia Tech June 21-24 and at Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina July 6-8.