When you're in a league competing against some of college baseball's best, being named an All-Star has a little extra meaning to it.
That's the honor bestowed on six Bananas and their head coach this weekend.
Catcher Jake Sullivan, shortstop Clay Dungan, outfielder Justin Dirden, and pitcher Tyler Follis, Jordan Merritt, and Zack Brockman will represent the Bananas at this week's Coastal Plain League All-Star Show.
The group says being named an All-Star is cool, but going with five other teammates makes the experience even better.
"It's pretty cool that so many of us are going, and so many of us get an opportunity to show what we do down here in Savannah," says Dungan. "It's a good opportunity for us."
"I'm happy to do it with all five other guys. I think six guys is the most we've ever had for the Bananas," Sullivan says. "I think that just goes to show what kind of team we have here, and the talent we have. We've come together as a team. So it means a lot to me to be able to go there with these guys and represent."
The CPL All-Star Show got started Sunday night with the mini home run derby and the All-Star Skills Challenge. Dungan competed in the bunting contest, while Merritt showed off his ability in the pitching contest. The two helped the National League squad win the skills challenge.
The All-Star Game is Monday night. Dirden will start in the outfield for the National League.