2007 Aflac All-American Classic - San Diego

Once again Tony Gwynn Stadium held a standing room only crowd of 2,725, which saw the East Team mount a fierce ninth inning come back to secure a 5-4 victory. The victory narrows the West’s series lead to 3-2.

Game MVP Tim Beckham hit a triple, drew a walk and knocked in three runs, including the game winner. The East Team also featured a number of strong pitching performances, including two scoreless innings each by Jack Armstrong and Brett DeVall.

Kyle Skipworth led the West’s offensive attack with a home run and three RBI’s. Isaac Galloway added two hits, stole a base and scored a run. West pitchers allowed only four total hits for the game. West Teamer Tim Mellville took home the Jackie Robinson Player of the Year Award.

In one of the best Home Run Derby’s to date, East teammates Destin Hood and Ethan Martin each launched five bombs. After a deadlocked tie-breaker round, the players shared the title of Champion.

East Roster

PlayerPosHigh School
Jack Armstrong RHP Jupiter, FL
Xavier Avery OF Cedar Grove, GA
Tim Beckham SS Griffin, GA
Brett DeVall LHP Niceville, FL
Anthony Ferrara LHP Riverview, FL
Wesley Freeman OF All Saints, FL
Sonny Gray RHP Smyrna, TN
Taylor Hightower C Cartersville, GA
Destin Hood SS St. Pauls, AL
Eric Hosmer 1B American Heritage,
Garrison Lassiter SS West Forsyth, NC
Kyle Long 1B St Anne's Belfield, VA
Daniel Marrs RHP James River, VA
Ethan Martin 3B Stephens County, GA
Harold Martinez SS Braddock, FL
Quinton Miller RHP Shawnee, NJ
Adrian Nieto C American Heritage,
Michael Palazzone RHP Lassiter, GA
Scott Silverstein LHP St. John's College, MD

West Roster

PlayerPosHigh School
Chris Amezquita SS Servite,
Andy Burns SS Rocky Mountain, CO
Gerrit Cole RHP Orange Lutheran, CA
Jarred Cosart OF Clear Creek, TX
Isaac Galloway OF Los Osos, CA
Robbie Grossman OF Cy Fair, TX
BJ Hermsen RHP West Delaware, IA
Aaron Hicks OF Wilson, CA
Taylor Jungmann RHP Georgetown, TX
Walker Kelly LHP Arlington Heights, TX
Tim Melville RHP Wentzville Holt, MO
Alex Meyer RHP Greensburg, IN
Clark Murphy 1B Fallbrook Union, CA
Ryan O'Sullivan RHP Valhalla, CA
Ricky Oropesa 3B Etiwanda, CA
Kyle Skipworth C Patriot, CA
Jordan Swagerty C Prestonwood Christian, TX
Brent Warren OF Xavier, IA
Austin Wright LHP Conant, IL

Game Awards

• MVP Award: Tim Beckham
• Jackie Robinson Award: Mychael Givens
• Home Run Derby Champion: Destin Hood, Ethan Martin (tie)

Statistical Performers

• Hits: Isaac Galloway (2)
• Runs: Adrian Nieto (2)
• Runs Batted In: Tim Bekcham, Kyle Skipworth (3)
• Strikeouts: Jack Armstrong, Scott Silverstein (4 in 2 innings), Austin Wright (4 in 1 inning)

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