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JJ Matijevic is a fall league all-star

Bill Beckner
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Norwin grad JJ Matijevic has six home runs in his past 10 games since returning from a 50-game suspension June 21.

JJ Matijevic has made his presence known in the Arizona Fall League.

The 23-year-old Norwin graduate and Houston Astros prospect was selected to play in the AFL All-Star Game set for 5 p.m. Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Maricopa County, Ariz.

Matijevic, a first baseman for the Peoria Javelinas, is hitting .303 (20 for 66) with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 16 games.

Matijevic came back strong after serving a 50-game suspension for failing a second test for a drug of abuse.

He hit .246 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 73 games with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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