The 2011 East/West senior all-star game Friday, June 24 will bring a close to high school baseball as 47 of the state’s top players take the diamond one final time to showcase their respective talents.

Among those all stars are Rockland’s Luke Morrill and Joe Nelsen, who will represent the Midcoast in the highly-touted contest at 6 p.m. on Mahaney Diamond at the University of Maine.

Morrill and Nelsen led Rockland to a 10-6 record in the final year of the program and helped the Tigers earn a spot in the Eastern Class B playoffs, before they were eliminated from the postseason by Old Town.

Morrill will play baseball for the University of Maine in Orono next year, while Nelsen also will attend UMaine and plans to attend open tryouts for the Black Bear squad.

This spring, Morrill batted around .483, with three home runs and was safe on 17 stolen base attempts. Nelsen batted around .403 with two home runs.

The 2011 East roster includes Rockland’s Morrill and Nelsen; Waterville’s Tim Locke, Kyle Bishop and Cam Sawyer; Hermon’s Cody Veilleux; Lewiston’s Joe Sullivan, Mekae Hyde and Jeff Keene; Bangor’s Joe Stanevicz and Dylan Morris; Mt. Blue’s Jimmy Neal; Brewer’s Kyle McLain; John Bapst’s Chris Hammond; Ellsworth’s Jordan Carter; Cony’s Corey LaPierre; Old Town’s Casey Estes and Cody Cross; Lee Academy’s A.J. Harris; Bucksport’s Evan Eldridge; and Hampden Academy’s Cody Miller.

The 2011 West roster includes Westbrook’s Scott Heath, Sean Murphy and Zach Collett; Dirigo’s Arik Fenchemaker; South Portland’s Andrew Richards; Scarborough’s Ryan Mancini; Falmouth’s Dillon Dresser and Matt MacDowell; Cheverus’ Joey Royer and Nick Lops; Lincoln Academy’s Brandon Reilly and Jeff Lamb; Cape Elizabeth’s Kyle Danielson and Cam Brown; St. Dominic’s Alex Parker; Gorham’s Steven Broy; Thornton Academy’s Sam Canales; Deering’s Sam Balzano; Yarmouth’s Luke Pierce, Campbell Harvey and Aidan Sullivan; Lake Region’s Danny Place; and Gray New-Gloucester’s Ryan Cavallaro.

Waterville won the state Class B crown for the second consecutive season, while Cheverus of Portland won the state Class A title. In Class C, St. Dominic of Lewiston earned the state crown and Greenville grabbed that honor in Class D.

Morrill also played in another senior game between Maine and New Hampshire June 20 at the University of Southern Maine. In a contest in which Maine won 4-2, Morrill had two singles and pitched two innings.

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