SOFTBALL: Scholar athletes step into the spotlight at annual classic
WEST HAVEN — The fifth annual Scholar Athlete Classic softball game took place Saturday night at Biondi Field in West Haven. While there are numerous All-Star games, none are quite like this one run by chairman and game creator Nick Aprea.
The game is intended to honor players not only for their performances on the field, but also for characteristics off the diamond. Saturday’s contest also honored the players for their character, work in the classroom and work in the community.
“This has grown tremendously since the first year,” Aprea said. “We actually had 13 more schools participating this year and five have players in the game.
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