2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic - San Diego

In the 14th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic, held again at Petco Park in beautiful San Diego, the West team jumped on the East squad early and often en route to a convincing 13-0 win.

San Diego native Nick Allen, who was named the Perfect Game defensive player of the year during the festivities in his hometown, stole the show with his glove in the top of the first inning. With a runner on first, Allen dove deep in the hole at shortstop and showed off his great arm to get Adam Hall at first base by half a step.

No. 1 overall prospect Hunter Greene got the start for the West squad on the mound, showing off his arm while touching 97 with his fastball. The 97 mile per hour fastball was tops in the game, and Greene also had the fastest exit velocity at the plate, hitting a ball up the middle at 105 miles per hour.

In the bottom of the first inning, D.L. Hall made it seem like we were in for a pitching duel, working a clean inning for the East team.

It took only one more inning for that thought to leave everyone’s mind, as the West squad burst the game wide open with a five-run second inning. Jacob Gonzalez (Scottsdale, Ariz.) had the biggest hit of the inning, a two-run single down the left field line to move the score to 3-0.

Allen hit his second base hit of the game in the bottom of the sixth to get the West’s wheels turning yet again, and game MVP Royce Lewis (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) scored him with an RBI triple over the center fielder’s head into the deepest part of the ballpark.

A couple of errors at shortstop moved the score to 13-0 in the bottom of the sixth to finish the scoring. Mitchell Stone and Jeremiah Estrada combined to throw the top of the ninth, throwing a 1-2-3 frame to seal the win for the West.

2016 Perfect Game Jackie Robinson Award winner Greene loosened up for his start on the mound for the West Team by winning the Classic’s Home Run Challenge, which concluded about a half-hour before the game’s first pitch. Greene hit towering home runs into Petco’s second level seats in left field with each of his first five swings to top hometown favorite Calvin Mitchell from San Diego, 5-4, in the Challenge’s final round.

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East Roster

NoPlayerPosHigh School
25 Jordon "Jo" Adell OF Ballard, KY
3 Logan Allen LHP University, FL
21 Jordan Anderson OF James Clemens, AL
8 Cole Brannen OF The Westfield Schools, GA
32 Tanner Burns RHP Decatur, AL
6 Luis Campusano C Cross Creek, GA
16 Cash Case SS The First Academy, FL
19 Ricardo De La Torre SS Puerto Rico BB Acad., PR
27 Tim Elko 3B Hillsborough, FL
22 Blayne Enlow RHP St. Amant, LA
34 Terriez Fuller OF Griffin, GA
9 MacKenzie Gore LHP Whiteville, NC
11 Adam Hall SS AB Lucas Secondary, ON
15 DL Hall LHP Valdosta, GA
23 Jacob Heatherly LHP Cullman, AL
17 Quentin Holmes OF Monsignor McClancy Memorial, NY
20 Kyle Jacobsen OF janac, GA
33 Ben Jordan RHP West Carter County, KY
13 Brady McConnell SS Merritt Island, FL
14 Johnathan Rodriguez OF Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, PR
7 Hunter Ruth RHP F. W. Buchholz, FL
28 Nicholas Storz RHP Poly Prep Country Day, NY
10 Alejandro Toral 1B Archbishop Edward Mccarthy, FL
5 Mark Vientos SS American Heritage, FL
12 Drew Waters OF Etowah, GA
24 Steven Williams C Deerfield-Windsor, GA

West Roster

NoPlayerPosHigh School
10 Nick Allen SS Francis W. Parker, CA
21 Shane Baz RHP Concordia Lutheran, TX
30 Joe Boyle RHP North Oldham, KY
18 Je'Von Carrier-Ward OF Richard Gahr, CA
25 Philip Clarke C Christ Presbyterian Academy, TN
6 Seth Corry LHP Lone Peak, UT
27 Hans Crouse RHP Dana Hills, CA
13 Jeremiah Estrada RHP Palm Desert, CA
15 Tyler Freeman SS Etiwanda, CA
26 Jacob Gonzalez 3B Chaparral, AZ
40 Jayson Gonzalez 3B Bishop Amat, CA
8 Hunter Greene SS Notre Dame, CA
28 Kyle Hurt RHP Torrey Pines, CA
31 Royce Lewis SS J Serra, CA
7 Mervyl "MJ" Melendez C Westminster Christian, FL
22 Calvin Mitchell OF Rancho Bernardo, CA
24 Garrett Mitchell OF Orange Lutheran, CA
11 Jacob Pearson OF West Monroe, LA
12 Ben Ramirez SS Eastlake, CA
29 Trevor Rogers LHP Carlsbad,
23 Alex Scherff RHP Colleyville Heritage, TX
36 Caleb Sloan RHP Regis Jesuit, CO
32 Mitchell Stone LHP Deer Creek, OK
14 Cole Turney OF William B Travis, TX
16 Conner Uselton OF Southmoore, OK
19 Ryan Vilade SS Stillwater, OK

Game Awards

• MVP: Royce Lewis
• Home Run Challenge Champion: Hunter Greene
• Jackie Robinson Award: Hunter Greene
• Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Allen
• Baseball America Pitcher of the Year: Alex Scherff
• EvoShield SWAG Award: Conner Uselton
• Perfect Game Nick Adenhart Award: Garrett Mitchell
• Web Gem Grunt Award: Cole Turney
• Zepp Offensive Player of the Year: Alex Toral
• TrackMan Award: D.L. Hall
• MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Two-Way Player of the Year: Jordon Adell
• 20/80 Prospect of the Year: Hans Crouse
• MLB.com Pipeline Advanced Media POY: Trevor Rogers

Statistical Performers

• Hits: Nick Allen, Royce Lewis (2)
• Runs: Cole Turney, Jayson Gonzalez (2)
• Stolen Bases: Royce Lewis (3)
• Runs Batted In: Royce Lewis, Jacob Gonzalez (2)
• Doubles: Philip Clarke (1)
• Triples: Royce Lewis (1)
• Strikeouts: Four players with two (2)
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