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Trojans play big role in Optimist win

By: Matt Long
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Oak Ridge seniors had a big role in the South All-Star team’s 13-9 win over the North All-Stars on Saturday in the annual Optimist All-Star baseball game. Austin Ales, who was the South team’s designated hitter, went 4-four-4 with a double, three singles and three RBIs and also pitched a perfect inning and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Cole Hansen played the entire game in the outfield and went 2-for-6 with a pair of singles and two runs scored, more than adequately handling the role as leadoff hitter. Chris Muse-Fisher started the game on the mound and allowed one run and also struck out a batter. As the MVP, Ales received a trophy. “We did really well,” Ales said. “This was a very good experience for me to play against great players and it was a lot of fun. “ Ales is headed to Cosumnes River College in the fall and plans to play baseball. Hansen started the game in center field and then later played right and then left field. “It was a lot of fun,” Hansen said. “The whole experience was fun to hang out with guys I’ve played against for a couple years and now we’re teammates. I found out that they’re really cool guys.” Hansen will attend San Diego State and plans to walk-on to the baseball team. Like his teammates, Muse-Fisher enjoyed the experience. “It was definitely fun,” Muse-Fisher said. “To play in such a prestigious game and a game where everyone is good, I’m happy with my performance.” Like Hansen, Muse-Fisher will attempt to walk-on and play at the collegiate level, as he’s headed to Cal.