Perfect Game Junior Olympic Team

Tournaments : : Story
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Tuesday, July 01, 2003

The Perfect Game team in the Jupiter Junior Olympics finished in second place. While not winning the championship game, it’s hard to argue against the PG team having the most talent. In addition to sponsoring a team in the Junior Olympics Perfect Game scouted both events in Jupiter, FL and Tucson, AZ. 16 of the 18 players who were selected to represent the Youth National Team have been to Perfect Game events. 19 out of the 20 on the USA Junior National Team have been to Perfect Game events. Former Perfect Game players accounted for 19 of the 20 on the USA National Team roster, comprised of college players.

The Perfect Game Roster in the Junior Olympics

Chris Tanabe            OF        Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dave DiNatale           OF       Pampano Beach, FL
Donald Gunn            P/IF      West Palm Beach, FL
Chris Dominguez      IF/P      Miramar, FL
Jeremy Hellickson    P/IF       Des Moines, IA
Justin Upton            SS/OF   Chesapeake, VA
AJ Wirnsberger        OF/C     North Port, AL
Tyler Klein               C/IF      Conroe, TX
Mark Ortega             IF         Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Gabby Saade           IF         Miami, FL
Matt Davis               P/IF      Opelika, AL
Ryan Jenkins           P          Houston, TX
Matt Adams            IF          Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Aaron Miller            P/OF     Channelview, TX
Chris Armstrong      P/OF     Owassa, OK
Ryan Mitchell          P          Magnolia, TX
Adrian Cardenas      IF         Miami Lakes, FL
Jorge Castillo         1B         Miami, FL
Chase Wilson         P          Tuscaloosa, AL
David Christianson  P          Ft Lauderdale, FL

6 of the above players were invited to the trials for the Youth National team. Two of the best 05 prospects in America are Justin Upton and Chris Dominguez who were not among the finalist due to age regulations. Jeremy Hellickson and Mark Ortega made the Youth National team and Hellickson went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the World Championship. He threw a nine inning gem against Cuba to get USA into the championship game against the home team Chinese Taipei. Former Perfect Game standouts, Justin Bristow and Jarred Bogany led the team in hitting. Bristow was named the MVP of the tournament and Hellickson was certainly the top pitcher in the World Championship.

For more visit the USA Baseball Site
http://www.usabaseball.com
Recent Related Articles
PGBA Weekend Recap: Feb. 17-19
Click here to view the champions from PGBA events held over the weekend of February 17-19, 2017. READ 
2017 One Day Showdown #1 Recap
Click here to view the champions and MVPs from the 2017 PG One Day Showdown #1 held over the weekend at Perfect Game Park at ... READ 
13U Playoff Bracket
2017 PG 13U One Day Showdown #1 Playoff Bracket has been released. READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
16u Tourney All-American Team
Nolan Gorman enjoyed a huge season for the powerful Central Florida Gators travel team on his way to earning Player of the Ye... READ 
17u Tourney All-American Team
This week Perfect Game will unveil the 14u-17u Tournament All-American Teams for the 2016 event season. We start with the 17u... READ 
15u Tourney All-American Team
Bobby Witt Jr. broke onto the national scene in a major way this past summer and fall on his way to earning Player of the Yea... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.