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June 18, 2013

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Edwards will be attending Arkansas in the fall, where he will continue his baseball career with the Razorbacks.

While the format has changed, the talent the teams bring with them has not. Texas has 12 players who have signed to play Division I baseball next season. Some of them include Kramer Robertson (LSU), Josh Sawyer (Villanova) and Ryan Hendrix (Texas A&M).

Ohio is just as stacked with players such as Adam Niemeyer (Ohio State), Griffin Weir (Stanford) and Dan Rowbottom (Illinois).

Joining Edwards on Team Oklahoma is Joe Smith (Kansas State) and Norman North’s Austin Crawford, who still has his senior year awaiting him with the Timberwolves.

“I don’t know if people realize the quality of the talent on these teams as they are all Division I NCAA athletes who are going on to college and play ball as well as some who will go on to play professionally,” Rogers said. “Also, we want people to come out as we have games going at three venues and it is free to attend.”

Before heading off to join the Razorbacks, being able to play for his home state one last time is a special treat for Edwards, especially after all his home town of Moore has been through over the past month due to the May 20th tornado. A silent auction is being held through Thursday, with all proceeds going toward the Southmoore athletic department.

“It’s really a pride thing,” Edwards said. “It’s important not to just have fun in this tourney but also win this for your state. Especially after this tornado. I’m going to try to help bring it back.”

Michael Kinney

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