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South wins fun-filled All-Area Classic, 10-6

All-Star week ended on a high note on Monday night.

After being rained out on Sunday, the All-Area Baseball Classic delivered an exciting game involving seniors from all over Southwest Oklahoma. The South team rallied for a 10-6 win over the North at Cameron University's McCord Field, but winning wasn't the main objective for the 41 athletes from 30 different schools  it was about having fun.

Fletcher coach Jared King, who managed the North team, said the game provided plenty of interesting aspects.

"It's nice to give some of the seniors who aren't playing anymore another game to play," King said. "Obviously you want to win, it's hard to not want to win, but having fun and just getting them out there and getting them one more rep is the main thing. I had fun coaching kids who aren't the kids I've been coaching the past four years."

Here are some highlights from the exhibition contest:

Garcia leads South

With so many rotations occurring to ensure everyone got some playing time, even the best players can have a tough time finding a rhythm. That wasn't a problem for Jayden Garcia, though.

The Cache product, who played for the South, saved a stellar performance for his final high school appearance, smacking three hits  all singles  to go along with two runs scored.

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