of people are out celebrating the Fourth of July with barbeques and fireworks, but a group of athletes in Salem were spending the day on the diamond playing America's pastime. He's Dan Cason with more. Some up and coming baseball players hit the field Friday to compete in the Virginia Commonwealth Games against some of the best talent in the state, while also trying to impress scouts in hopes of playing at the next level. Dean Hermanson, William Byrd Infielder, "Yeah knew there were gonna be a lot of coaches and scouts here and, you know, its just what you work hard for in the offseason and what you train for. You know, i had a good highschool year this year and I'm just glad to be out here" Hunter Boone, Hidden Valley Infielder, "It' definitely nerve racking but as soon as you can figure out how to put your nerves aside and just play have fun. You know that's the whole point of this is to come out and have fun." Austin Coulling, Salem Pitcher, "Yea i wanna go pitch at the next level, hopefully that'll get me to a good college and get a good job after college and that'll be my future. i mean, I'm not having to high expectations i just want a good job and a good life." Friday's workout had more of a combine feel to it as players were put through drills that would evaluate their skill and athleticism. Rodney Spradlin, West Team Coach, "They'r gonna try and show off their arms, they're gonna run the 60 so they can see raw speed, how fast the kids are. They're gonna do a defensive workout so they can see how their glove and feet work together, hand and feet work together and they're gonna swing so they can see barrel accuracy, you know, raw power, just things like that." Dan Cason, "Tryout conclude later today with the eight team playoff kicking off tonight and continuing on through the weekend. I'm Dan Cason, at Kiwanis Field in Salem, wdbj-7."