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Tournament hopes to help strikeout childhood leukemia

A baseball tournament this weekend hopes to do more than showcase young talent, it hopes to help strikeout childhood leukemia as well.

Named after Samson Corbeil, the son of Polk State College’s head baseball coach Al Corbeil, proceeds from the tournament will help not only to offset the costs of treatment but also to contribute toward research efforts to find a cure.

In his eighth season with Polk State College, more than 70 of Corbeil’s players have signed scholarships to play at four-year schools. Additionally, 16 former players have been selected in the MLB draft.

The Corbeil Classic will take place at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale Friday through Sunday. Organized by Florida Scoutball, the tournament will also utilize BaseballCloud technology to allow players and coaches access to the latest in high tech sports data analysis.

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