RICHMOND, Va. – The best players in Major League Baseball are assembling in Minneapolis this week to participate in the 2014 All-Star festivities. Nearly 1,100 miles away, some of the game's future stars are coming together as part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer League All-Star game.
Two of those future stars are members of the VCU Baseball team as rising sophomores Logan Farrar (pictured, right) and Matt Davis (pictured, left) both earned a spot in the mid-summer classic.
Farrar ranks in the top-10 in the league with a .325 average to help lead his squad, the Bethesda Big Train, out to a 24-6 ledger. He is tied for third in the league with 39 hits and 22 RBIs, while also ranking in the top-five in doubles (6) and runs scored (26).
In his freshman season at VCU, the Woodbridge, Va. native earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors after hitting .305 with 32 runs scored and 26 RBIs as the Rams' primary designated hitter.
Davis leads his Youse Orioles squad with 17 runs scored and is tied for the team lead with five doubles. He also ranks third on his squad with a .306 on-base percentage.
As the Rams' starting second baseman this past spring, Davis earned Atlantic 10 All-Tournament honors after helping VCU to a date in the A-10 Championship game. The Mechanicsburg, Pa. native finished the spring with a .258 average, 14 doubles (second on the team), 30 runs scored and 26 RBIs.
The Cal Ripken All-Star game is set for Wednesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md.