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Lee County's Posey picked for All-American all-star game

April 22, 2005

Leesburg - One day in the future Lee County's Buster Posey might be the cover boy for PlayStation's 2015 MLB computer game.

This summer, Posey will be playing in a PlayStation baseball game that will be played on the field and not on a computer screen.

Buster Posey is one of 36 high school players from across the nation who have been selected to play in the 2005 All-American Baseball game presented by PlayStation.

The game will be played June 13th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A representative of the company presented Posey with his game jersey and Lee County coach Rob Williams with a PlayStation two system with the MLB game at a ceremony before school Friday morning.

The All-American game is just the latest honor for Buster Posey.

The Florida State signee and potential first round draft pick played in the AFLAC All-American game and for the United States in the World Junior Championships in Taiwan last year.

Buster made a lot of friends playing on those teams last year and is looking forward to seeing many of them again in Albuquerque.

Posey said "I am looking forward to playing with some of the guys that I played with over the summer and seeing them and seeing how they have come along with their season.

Coach Rob Williams said "He has played with and against the best throughout the country and has held his own and he is one of the best in the country and probably the best I have ever seen play high school baseball."

Buster Posey's 93 mile per hour fastball and powerful bat that already produced seven homeruns in just 46 at bats his senior season has earned him a baseball scholarship to Florida State University and maybe a number one draft choice in June.

Buster says that he is better on a real baseball field than playing on one on a computer screen.

Posey said "I think I am going to leave the PlayStation to my two younger brothers to tell you the truth they are a little better than I am. I do play but they are definitely the PlayStation people in our family."

"We are going to get better at it. We will help one another and maybe that is something I can help him with" said the smiling Williams.

Buster could be joined a fellow Lee County High student in Albuquerque.

Lee County students can play the PlayStation 2 MLB game.

If there score is the best in the eastern United States, they will win a trip to New Mexico to play the top player from the western half of the nation.

posted by roberth@walb.com