Usually, young baseball players like Ryan Meaux and Justin Knoedler enter the game with stars in their eyes.
Now, they both have all-stars next to their names.
Meaux, Hagerstown's closer, and Knoedler, Hagerstown's starting catcher, received the opportunity to live out a dream on Friday when they were named to the Northern Division team for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 18 in Lakewood, N.J.
"This is an honor," Meaux said. "I plan on going to have fun and enjoy it. I want to take it all in. This could be the last one I ever make or the first of a long stretch for me."
Meaux and Knoedler were selected to the team as reserves. Voters only picked the starting pitcher, leaving the rest of the pitching staff to be selected by manager J.J. Cannon and the league. Knoedler was one of two catchers selected to back up starter Ben Margalski of Lakewood.