CRANFORD, NJ – Two Cranford High School baseball players were selected to play in the 2016 Union vs. Essex County Underclassmen All-Star game.

Junior outfield Ryan Bakie and sophomore pitcher Gordon Graceffo will take the field representing the Cougars in the all-star game.

The game will showcase the talent of the underclassmen, for college coaches who will be in attendance.

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“It’s a good feeling to know you are considered one of the best players in the county playing against the best players in a different county,” said Bakie.

Graceffo agreed with his teammate, “It’s going to be fun going up against talented players you don’t play during the season.”

The seventh Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch, Monday, June 20, at Kean University’s Jim Hynes '63 Baseball Stadium on the campus in Union.