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2007 Aflac All-American Classic - San Diego

Once again Tony Gwynn Stadium held a standing room only crowd of 2,725, which saw the East Team mount a fierce ninth inning come back to secure a 5-4 victory. The victory narrows the West’s series lead to 3-2.

Game MVP Tim Beckham hit a triple, drew a walk and knocked in three runs, including the game winner. The East Team also featured a number of strong pitching performances, including two scoreless innings each by Jack Armstrong and Brett DeVall.

Kyle Skipworth led the West’s offensive attack with a home run and three RBI’s. Isaac Galloway added two hits, stole a base and scored a run. West pitchers allowed only four total hits for the game. West Teamer Tim Mellville took home the Jackie Robinson Player of the Year Award.

In one of the best Home Run Derby’s to date, East teammates Destin Hood and Ethan Martin each launched five bombs. After a deadlocked tie-breaker round, the players shared the title of Champion.

East Roster

Player Pos. High School Last Drafted Organization
Jack Armstrong RHP Jupiter HS, Fla. 2011 (Rd 3) Houston Astros
Xavier Avery OF Cedar Grove HS, Ga. 2008 (Rd 2) Baltimore Orioles
Tim Beckham SS Griffin HS, Ga. 2008 (Rd 1) Tampa Bay Rays
Brett DeVall LHP Niceville HS, Fla. 2008 (Rd 1) Atlanta Braves
Anthony Ferrara LHP Riverview HS, Fla. 2008 (Rd 7) St. Louis Cardinals
Wesley Freeman OF All Saints' Academy, Fla. 2008 (Rd 16) Pittsburgh Pirates
Sonny Gray RHP Smyrna HS, Tenn. 2011 (Rd 1.) Oakland Athletics
Taylor Hightower C Cartersville HS, Ga. 2008 (Rd 42) Colorado Rockies
Destin Hood OF Saint Paul's Episcopal School, Ala. 2008 (Rd 2) Washington Nationals
Eric Hosmer 1B American Heritage HS, Fla. 2008 (Rd 1) Kansas City Royals
Garrison Lassiter IF West Forsyth HS, N.C. 2008 (Rd 27) New York Yankees
Kyle Long OF/LHP St. Anne's Belfield HS, Va. 2008 (Rd 23) Chicago White Sox
Daniel Marrs RHP James River HS, Va. 2008 (Rd 40) Philadelphia Phillies
Ethan Martin RHP/IF Stephens County HS, Ga. 2008 (Rd 1) Los Angeles Dodgers
Harold Martinez IF G. Holmes Braddock HS, Fla. 2011 (Rd 2) Philadelphia Phillies
Quinton Miller
RHP Shawnee HS, N.J. 2008 (Rd 20) Pittsburgh Pirates
Adrian Nieto C American Heritage HS, Fla. 2008 (Rd 5) Washington Nationals
Michael Palazzone RHP Lassiter HS, Ga. 2011 (Rd 24) Milwaukee Brewers
Scott Silverstein LHP St. John's College HS, Md. 2008 (Rd 32) Washington Nationals

West Roster

Player Pos. High School Last Drafted Organization
Chris Amezquita IF Servite HS, Calif. NA NA
Andy Burns IF Rocky Mountain HS, Colo. 2011 (Rd 11) Toronto Blue Jays
Gerrit Cole RHP Orange Lutheran HS, Calif. 2011 (Rd 1) Pittsburgh Pirates
Jarred Cosart OF/RHP Clear Creek HS, Texas 2008 (Rd 38) Philadelphia Phillies
Isaac Galloway OF Los Osos HS, Calif. 2008 (Rd 8) Florida Marlins
Robbie Grossman OF Cy-Fair HS, Texas 2008 (Rd 6) Pittsburgh Pirates
B.J. Hermsen RHP West Delaware HS, Iowa 2008 (Rd 6) Minnesota Twins
Aaron Hicks OF/RHP Wilson HS, Calif. 2008 (Rd 1) Minnesota Twins
Taylor Jungmann RHP Rogers HS, Texas 2011 (Rd 1) Milwaukee Brewers
Walker Kelly LHP Arlington Heights HS, Texas 2008 (Rd 50) Seattle Mariners
Tim Melville RHP Wentzville Holt HS, Mo. 2008 (Rd 4) Kansas City Royals
Alex Meyer RHP Greensburg Community HS, Ind. 2011 (Rd 1.) Washington Nationals
Clark Murphy 1B Fallbrook Union HS, Calif. 2008 (Rd 5) Texas Rangers
Ryan O'Sullivan IF/RHP Valhalla HS, Calif. 2011 (Rd 4) Los Angeles Dodgers
Ricky Oropesa 1B/3B Etiwanda HS, Calif. 2011 (Rd 3) San Francisco Giants
Kyle Skipworth C Patriot HS, Calif. 2008 (Rd 1) Florida Marlins
Jordan Swagerty C/RHP Prestonwood Christian Academy, Texas 2010 (Rd 2) St. Louis Cardinals
Brent Warren OF Xavier HS, Iowa 2008 (Rd 27) Oakland Athletics
Austin Wright LHP Conant HS, Ill. 2011 (Rd 8) Philadelphia Phillies

Game Awards

• MVP Award: Tim Beckham
• Jackie Robinson Award: Mychael Givens
• Home Run Derby Champion: Destin Hood, Ethan Martin (tie)

Statistical Performers

• Hits: Isaac Galloway (2)
• Runs: Adrian Nieto (2)
• Runs Batted In: Tim Bekcham, Kyle Skipworth (3)
• Strikeouts: Jack Armstrong, Scott Silverstein (4 in 2 innings), Austin Wright (4 in 1 inning)

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