Floyd to play in All-Star game

Published 8:54 pm Thursday, July 13, 2017

King’s Fork High School’s Noah Floyd will compete in the Virginia Commonwealth All-Star Baseball game at Liberty University this weekend.

The top 15- to 17-year-old high school players in Virginia will represent four regions of the state in an eight-game playoff. College coaches and Major League scouts have been invited to watch the best players in Virginia play.

Floyd was selected to represent the East team, which is composed of players from the Hampton Roads area, with Floyd the only representative from Suffolk.

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“It is an honor to be selected,” he said. “I think in the long run this experience will help me due to me competing against top-notch competition. It also gives me an opportunity to get my name out there.”

This is a big opportunity for Floyd to represent both King’s Fork and the city of Suffolk. He said he wants to show the character, talent and respect for the game that Suffolk has to offer.

“It feels great knowing I’m not just representing my school, but the area itself,” he said. “I see it as a big responsibility. I wouldn’t be here without my coaches and my teammates supporting me.”

Players will also get a chance to take part in pro-style workouts and training sessions before each game.

Floyd’s junior season went well. He played pitcher, first base and outfield. His batting average for the season was .314, and his on-base percentage was .528. While on the mound, he threw 27 strikeouts and five walks.

The East team will face the North team at 8:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, Floyd and the East team will face the Central team, with the game time to be determined. The top four seeds will play in medal games on Sunday. All games will be held at Liberty University’s baseball stadium.