Warrior, Crusader standouts finish USA Baseball tournament

Published 8:49 pm Monday, June 27, 2011

Josh Henderson, center, played in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. Wednesday-Sunday as one of 144 prospects invited by USA Baseball. Henderson, a rising senior who plays with First Baptist, has been selected for the Perfect Game All American Classic in San Diego, in Petco Park, home of the Padres, on Aug. 14.

Nansemond River outfielder Kyle Moore and First Baptist outfielder Josh Henderson completed their play in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Sunday in Cary, N.C.

Both Moore and Henderson, rising seniors, and 142 more top young baseball prospects were vying for spots to the U.S. 18-and-under National Team and both Suffolk standouts were left out of the final cut to the National Team trials.

The ballplayers were divided into eight teams for the five days in Cary, with games being played on four days and a scouting/talent evaluation day on Friday.

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Moore and Henderson reached the Tournament of Stars with their play at the Perfect Game National Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla. a week earlier.

Playing centerfield and usually hitting second for his team, Henderson went 4-for-11 at the plate with a double, two runs and two RBI for the tournament.

Moore, playing center and leading off, went 5-for-19 with three RBI, a double and a run.

Henderson and Moore are club baseball teammates with the Mid-Atlantic Canes select organization.

Henderson has been chosen for the Perfect Game All American Classic being played at San Diego’s Petco Park on Sunday, Aug. 14. Forty top prospects from around the country will be split into East and West teams for the Classic. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.