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Former Klamath Union standout Justin Chavarria won the MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge Tuesday.

Being an All-League high school pitcher might not have helped Justin Chavarria win $250,000 in the MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge, but it couldn't have hurt.

The 21-year-old is currently a student at the University of Oregon, but as a senior in high school at Klamath Union (Klamath Falls, Ore.) Chavarria was a first team All-Southern Sky Conference pitcher, according to the Medford Mail Tribune.

Translating his skills on the mound to the television screen, Chavarria beat out three other finalists to win the grand prize in the national video game competition on Tuesday.
He not only gets the cash prize, but will also be the guest of Major League Baseball at Tuesday night's All-Star Game in New York.

Chavarria told the Klamath Falls Herald and News before the competition that he practiced the game six hours a day, all while attending college and serving as a practice player for the Oregon women's basketball team.