2003 Aflac All-American Classic - Fort Myers

The East team used solid pitching and timely hitting to secure a hard fought 5-3 victory in the inaugural Aflac All-American Baseball Classic. The event was televised nationally on Fox Sports Net and played live in front of 2,462 fans at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida.

West standout Matt Bush delivered the Classics first ever home run and put the West on top. That lead evaporated quickly as MVP Award recipient Chris Nelson led a hard hitting East squad with three runs scored on two hits, including a home run blast late in the contest. East teamer Jay Rainville set the standard for pitching performances, as he threw two scoreless innings that included five strikeouts.

The game capped off a week of events that included a Home Run Derby, which was won by Eric Campbell with four home runs in the final round, and the Aflac All-American Awards Banquet that featured Hall of Famer Stan “The Man” Musial as the keynote speaker.

East Roster

PlayerPosHigh School
Nick Adenhart RHP Williamsport, MD
Eric Campbell MIF Gibson Southern, IN
Stephen Chapman OF Marianna, FL
Brad Emaus MIF East Coweta, GA
Dexter Fowler OF Milton, GA
Andrew Gale RHP Phillips Exeter., NH
Alex Garabedian C Columbus, FL
Christian Garcia RHP Gulliver Prep, FL
Giovanny Gonzalez LHP Miami Pace, FL
Eric Hurley RHP Wolfson, FL
Cale Iorg SS Karns, TN
Jared Kubin OF Oakton, VA
Warren McFadden OF Nova, FL
Christopher Nelson SS Redan, GA
Jay Rainville RHP Bishop Hendricken, RI
Mark Rogers RHP Mt. Ararat, ME
Anthony Russell 3B DeMatha Catholic, MD
Michael Taylor OF Apopka, FL
Neil Walker C Pine Richland, PA

West Roster

PlayerPosHigh School
David Armstrong C Country Day,
David "Homer" Bailey RHP La Grange, TX
Tyler Beranek 1B Waukesha South, WI
Matt Bush SS Mission Bay, CA
Preston Clark C Rockwall, TX
Erik Davis RHP Mountain View, CA
Joseph Dunigan OF St. Ignatius College Prep, IL
Luke French LHP Heritage, CO
Gregory Golson OF Connally, TX
Javier Guerra RHP Denton Ryan, TX
Will Jostock RHP Lapeer West, MI
Kenn Kasparek RHP Weimar,
Christopher Kirkland C South Doyle, TN
Andy Lentz 2B Woodinville, WA
Chuck Lofgren LHP Serra, CA
Steve Marquardt RHP Kennewick, WA
Troy Patton LHP Tomball, TX
Trevor Plouffe MIF Crespi, CA
Stan Widmann SS L.D. Bell, TX

Game Awards

• MVP Award: Chris Nelson
• Home Run Derby Champion: Eric Campbell

Statistical Performers

• Hits: Chris Nelson (2)
• Runs: Chris Nelson (3), Greg Golson (2)
• Runs Batted In: Chris Nelson (3), Matt Bush (2)
• Home Runs: Matt Bush, Chris Nelson (1)
• Strikeouts: Nick Adenhart (5 in 3 innings), Jay Rainville, Mark Rogers (5 in 2 innings)

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