Rosters announced for PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase

News-DemocratMay 9, 2013 

Rosters were announced Thursday for the fourth annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase, presented by Rawlings and Prairie Farms.

The showcase, which features all-star teams made up of top seniors from Illinois and Missouri, is set for 6 p.m. June 14 and will be played at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Showcase began in 2010 and has continued to expand, with a home run derby and skills challenge added along with a youth clinic for children with disabilities.

The showcase game, skills challenge and home run derby are all free.

The Missouri team has won each of the first three all-star games, giving the Illinois squad a chance to end the streak this year.

Twelve players from the first three showcases were drafted by major-league teams, including former Granite City catcher Jake DePew (Tampa Bay) and Waterloo outfielder Garrett Schlecht (Chicago Cubs).

The selections were announced live on KTRS-AM 550 Thursday night.

Illinois Roster

Pitchers

Ray Bailey, Alton; Sam Bassett, Belleville East; Jordan Felax, Triad; Brogan Fischer, Marquette; Jake Haberer, Highland; Cory Renois, Belleville West; Bryce Richter, Althoff; Zack Sparks, Edwardsville; Paul Suess, Collinsville

Catchers

Brent Gibbs, Alton; Brenndon Tindall, O'Fallon

First Base

Keaton Wright, Triad; Brendan DePoy, Columbia

Second Base

Cody Massey, Triad; Tyson Boehne, Carlyle

Shortstop

Aaron Meyer, Belleville West; Chris Mathes, Collinsville

Third Base

Tanner Hudson, O'Fallon; Jordan Heckler, Edwardsville

Outfielders

Ron Wisnasky, Alton; Ethan Ruff, Waterloo; Blake Graham, Edwardsville; Ryan Keck, Metro-East Lutheran; Drew Curtis, Edwardsville; Tyler Carpenter, Triad

Missouri Roster

Pitchers

Jake Brentz, Parkway South; Rob Ewald, Ladue; Jared Fosdick, Hazelwood West; Jordan Harmon, Lindbergh; Brian Howard, St. Louis U. High; Ben Lovell, Westminster; Calvin Munson, Francis Howell; Robert Plohr, CBC; Devin Williams, Hazelwood West

Catchers

Jack Klages, Vianney; Joe Schrimpf, CBC

First Base

Dre Gleason, Fort Zumwalt North; Justin Paulsen, CBC

Second Base

Daniel Brodsky, Parkway North; Danny Mannion, Marquette

Shortstop

Ryan Howard, Francis Howell Central; Zac Perkins, Francis Howell

Third Base

Matt Brown, Vianney; Nate Green, Francis Howell

Outfielders

J.C. DeMuri, Parkway West; Collin Edwards, Seckman; Brandon Gutzler, DeSmet; Lex Kaplan, Ladue; Kaleb King, St. Louis U. High; Austin Verschoore, Fort Zumwalt West.

Players were nominated by area coaches and chosen by a selection committee of sportswriters from Illinois and Missouri.

The managers are former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and current Cardinals scout Alan Benes (Illinois) and former Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan (Missouri).

Area coaches will serve as assistant coaches.

For more information about the event, visit www.highschoolbaseballshowcase.com.

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at 239-2454, nsanders@bnd.com or on Twitter @NormSanders

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