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Baseball: South's Landon Sims chosen for Perfect Game All-American Classic
South's Landon Sims is set to be the second Forsyth County player in two years to pitch in the Perfect Game All-American Classic. - photo by Bradley Wiseman

South Forsyth senior Landon Sims has been selected to play in the Perfect Game All-American Classic, a prestigious showcase event that typically includes numerous high-round MLB Draft picks. Forsyth Central alum Ethan Hankins, who was drafted 35th overall by the Cleveland Indians in June, played in the game last summer. This year's game will be held on August 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. 

Sims was selected for the event as a right-handed pitcher, and his fastball has been up to 96 mph this summer, alongside a slider and changeup. This past spring, however, Sims delivered one of the best two-way seasons in Forsyth County history, recording a 0.90 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 62 innings to earn All-FCN Pitcher of the Year honors while also hitting seven home runs and recording a 1.080 OPS from the middle of the order. South Forsyth went 14-1 to win the Region 5-7A title, and Sims delivered the walk-off hit in the title-clinching win.

Sims, who committed to play college baseball at Mississippi State before his sophomore season, has also started at safety for South Forsyth's football team for the past two years.