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Yunt: Cross’ summer tour continues this week at Wrigley Field

If it were a concert tour it would have a cool name like: “The Cross Country Tour” of “The Summer of Cross.”

Legacy’s Wyatt Cross has been home for all of maybe a week this summer and the first question to him when you get him on the phone is “Where are you?”

The catcher has spent a majority of the summer months in Florida playing with his club team, but once August rolls around, the focus turns to the National showcase games.

On Sunday night, Cross was in San Diego, where he took part in the Perfect Game All American Classic at the Padres home field of Petco Park. In his one at bat in the seventh inning, Cross was struck out by Juan Hillman on a nifty 73 mph breaking ball.

“It was still really fun,” said Cross, whosw West team won the game 7-0 on a two-hitter from a host of pitchers.

Next stop for Cross is Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field for the Under Armour All-American game on Saturday.

A majority of the players that were on hand in San Diego, including fellow Coloradoan Nick Shumpert of Highlands Ranch, will make the trip to the Windy City.

Cross has never been to Wrigley and is excited about yet another opportunity to play on a big league ball field.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s very historic and it will be cool to play on a field that a lot of the games greats have been able to play on.”

Just like Sunday night’s game, the Under Armour game will be aired on the Major League Baseball Network.

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