Optimists Hold High School Baseball All-Star Games

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  By John Yoshikawa, Optimist Sports Director
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Outstanding Player for the South team was Kevin Haverson from El Dorado High School (left) and Outstanding Player for the North team was Josh Miller from Casa Roble High School (right). Courtesy Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento.

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Outstanding Player for the South Team was Grant Stevens (left) from Franklin High School. The Outstanding Player for the North Team was William Ditler (right) from Pioneer High School. Courtesy Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The 48th Annual Optimist High School Baseball All-Star games were played on June 8, 2019 at Capital Christian High School on their meticulously manicured infield. Game 1 (Small Schools Teams) was won by the North Team 6 - 2. The Outstanding Player for the North team was Josh Miller from Casa Roble High School. The Outstanding Player for the South team was Kevin Haverson from El Dorado High School.

Game 2 (Large Schools Teams) was won by South Team 11 - 3. The Outstanding Player for the South Team was Grant Stevens from Franklin High School. The Outstanding Player for the North Team was William Ditler from Pioneer High School.

The North Small Schools Team was coached by Chris Millsback from Sacramento Country Day School, and assisted by Gary Jakobs from Sacramento Country Day School, Brad Gunter, Jr. from Valley Christian High School, and Ed Tupper from Casa Roble High School. The South Small Schools Team was coached by Kenny Munguia from Sacramento High School, and assisted by Kirk Crump from Sacramento High School.

The North Large Schools Team was coached Vincent Luevano from Antelope High School, and assisted by Ben Cornfield from Antelope High School, and Kevin Dawidczik and Craig Taylor from Del Campo High School. The South Large Schools Team was coached by Ben Petersen from Ponderosa High School, and assisted by Maury Castaneda from Ponderosa High School, and Derek Mayer and Larry Gregory from Laguna Creek High School.