Recreation Park Will Be Site for South Bay Baseball Classic

Thirty-six of the area's top high school seniors have been selected to play in the 23rd annual South Bay Athletic Club All-Star Baseball Classic at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at Recreation Park in El Segundo.

Coaches Tim Ammentorp of Ocean League champion Redondo and Ron Kasparian of Western League runner-up Westchester will coach the Red team. Gil Eberhard, co-coach of Bay League champion Peninsula, and Jeff Phillips of Pioneer League co-champion Torrance will coach the Blue team.

Some of the top players include Redondo pitcher Ted Silva, the Ocean League most valuable player; El Segundo outfielder Chris Feeny, the San Fernando League MVP, and Torrance catcher Jason Kendall, the Pioneer League MVP.

The nine-inning game will include a pregame baserunning contest.


Red Team: Pitchers--Ted Silva (Redondo), Frank Bignami (Redondo), Tim Newville (Bishop Montgomery). Catchers--Jeff Poor (El Segundo), Scott Poe (Peninsula). First basemen--Tracy McAndrews (El Segundo), Keith Schaefer (South Torrance). Infielders--Mike Hayes (Westchester), Grant Hohman (St. Bernard), Anthony Mack (Inglewood), Lawrence Norris (El Segundo), Dave Marsden (West Torrance), Chris Gordon (Chadwick), Ryan Shannon (Torrance). Outfielders--David Mauney (Carson), Mark Whiley (Peninsula), John Beradino (Beverly Hills), Greg Gilmer (Mira Costa).

Blue Team: Pitchers--Matt Gangawere (El Segundo), Ralph Martinez (Torrance), Josh Bendik (West Torrance), Jamie Smith (San Pedro). Catchers--Jason Kendall (Torrance), Jeremy Veasey (Redondo). First basemen--Jason Brown (Peninsula), Tremayne Noles (Westchester). Infielders--Steve Sarkisian (West), Jay Uhlman (Redondo), Gustavo Rubio (Leuzinger), Carlos Olea (Banning), Al Watson (Westchester). Outfielders--Chris Feeny (El Segundo), Darwin Balthazar (Peninsula), Mike Kern (Culver City), Alan Hook (South), Brian Richardson (St. Bernard).

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