“I think it’s going to have a lot of meaning for them (Nolan and Driscoll). We all know in our own minds that this is the last baseball game together,” Collender said.
Joining the River Kings will be other players who were in the IHSBCA All-Star series. Derek Burkamper -- MAC Player of the Year and First Team All-State selection -- will represent Muscatine on the Iowa team before departing for the University of Nebraska. University of Illinois recruit Cody Sedlock is joining the Illinois squad.
It’s also a chance for the River Kings to play two more games for coach Kevin Cunningham, who was named an assistant for the Iowa team.
Even though it’s an exhibition game, it carries a lot of meaning for different reasons, and Collender and others aren’t taking it too lightly.
“I’m just really excited,” he said. “Not only do we represent our teams but we’re doing it in our hometown. I’m going to treat this like any other game, but you also want to have fun.”
Game 1 of the doubleheader starts at 5 p.m. with the night cap following at roughly 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students with gates to the Ashford Field opening at 4 p.m.