ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College catcher Tyler Graves has been selected to play in the Futures Collegiate League of New England All-Star Game.
The game will be played at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday in Pittsfield, Mass.
The game will between the five Massachusetts franchises vs. the four New England-based franchises. Graves, a former Petal High School star, is a member of the Brockton Rox (Mass.) team.
Graves is having an excellent summer for the Rox. He is currently batting .288 with 13 RBIs. He has 34 hits, which is second on the team. He has a 1.000 fielding percentage.
As a freshman this past spring for the Bobcats, Graves was a second-team All-MACJC selection. He hit .388 with one home run and 29 RBIs. He caught almost every inning for the team, had 50 hits and a .500 on-base percentage.
Prior to the All-Star game, a Major League Baseball Scout Day will be held where the All-Stars and selected players will showcase their skills to Major League teams.
For more on the All-Star game, go to http://www.thefuturesleague.com/view/futuresleague#.Ue13TuC1PgR