Some of the top amateur baseball players in the region will meet at GCS Ballpark in Sauget at 7 p.m. July 17 for the annual Mon-Clair League/Clinton County League All-Star Game.
The leagues feature some of the area's top baseball talent of all ages and they meet each year for metro-east bragging rights. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the gate.
Here is the Mon-Clair League All-Stars roster; the Clinton County League All-Star roster will be chosen Sunday.
Mon-Clair League Starters
First base: Dan Munoz, Belleville (.500, four homers, 16 RBIs); Second base: Sam Wahlig, Fairview Heights (.500, 11 RBIs); Shortstop: Tony Kossina, Millstadt (.348, 10 RBIs, 12 stolen bases); Third Base: Jeff Schwierjohn, Edwardsville (.441, five RBIs); Catcher: Brad Dunnigan, Fairview Heights (.385, one homer, nine RBIs); Left field: Tyler Muren, Millstadt (.419, two homers, 16 RBIs); Center field: Michael Adamson, Fairview Heights (.333, one homer, eight RBIs); Right field: Ben Thoma, Valmeyer (.300, three homers, 10 RBIs); DH: Kyle Stanton, Millstadt (.435, 10 RBIs); Starting pitcher: Sam Lidisky, Millstadt (7-0, 1.39 ERA).
Rob Blumberg, Fairview Heights (3-0, 2.23 ERA); Kit Crooks, St. Louis Spikes (2-1, 0.87 ERA); Corey Blackwell, Waterloo (1-1, 1.81 ERA); Garrett Rohlfing, Valmeyer (3-0, 0.75 ERA); Chipper Clayton, Belleville (2-1, 2.63 ERA); Brandon Musso, Waterloo (3-0, 0.00 ERA); Ben Hutton, Edwardsville (1-3, 1.30 ERA); Joey Grzywacz, Belleville (3-1, 2.36 ERA); Sean Hulse, Millstadt (5-2, 2.53 ERA).
First base: Rob Beatty, Millstadt (.446, 25 RBIs); Second base: Mitch Matecki, Millstadt (.396, 12 RBIs); Shortstop: Chris Scoggins, St. Louis Spikes (.450, one homer, six RBIs); Third base: Jesse Schmidt, Fairview Heights (.333, one homer, 11 RBIs); Catcher: Dean Streed, St. Louis Printers (.365, one homer, nine RBIs); Outfield: Cameron Lofton, St. Louis Spikes (.524, two doubles); Outfield: Justin Henning, St. Louis Spikes (.452, two homers, 10 RBIs); Outfield: Tyler Kleinschmidt, Columbia (.346, two doubles).
Manager: Norm "Shorty" Toenjes, Millstadt; Coaches: Ed Emge, Fairview Heights; Marcus Barriger, Belleville; Vern Moehrs, Waterloo; Jon Kars, St. Louis Spikes; Dennis Pieper, Valmeyer; Tony Caradonna, St. Louis Printers; Mike Waldo, Edwardsville; Doc Kleinschmidt, Columbia.