Category: Uncategorised Published on Monday, 28 June 2010 16:08 Written by Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer Hits: 1178
Christian Blackwell has consistently been one of the top baseball players in the Public League. Blackwell, an outstanding shortstop for Overbrook High School, was selected to the coaches’ All-Public League baseball team.
The 6-foot, 174-pound senior played third base on the Public League team, which competed in the Carpenter’s Cup earlier this week. Blackwell had to work extremely hard to land a spot on this team, composed of some of the best players in the league.
“It was like 100 players that tried out for the team,” Blackwell said. “I had to go to Frankford for one tryout. Then, I had to go to Central twice before they let me know that I had made the team. They definitely had a lot of players who wanted to play in the Carpenter’s Cup.”
Blackwell grew up playing baseball in the Phillies’ RBI program. He picked up a good foundation for the game and proved his game each year. He will be playing college baseball for Penn State Greater Allegheny next season.
“The school isn’t far from Pittsburgh,” Blackwell said. “I talked to the baseball coach. I had to send him some statistics and information about me. I think it’s a great opportunity for me. I want to play shortstop in college. I usually watch Jimmy Rollins (Phillies shortstop) and a lot of players during the summer. Right now, I’m playing American Legion baseball at Papa Playground (68th and Lansdowne Avenue). I think the competition will really help me get ready to play at Penn State.”
There’s a first and second teams picked by the coaches in each division along with a Most Valuable Player.
MVP: Aaron Wilmer, George Washington
Infield: Nate Coronado, Northeast; Dom Raia, Girard Academic Music Program; Israel Diaz, Frankford; tdrp0e Sosa, Edison; Anthony DiVincenzo, Girard Academic Music Program.
Outfield: Adam Hoskins, Central; Augusto Ortega, Frankford; Mike Foley, George Washington.
Catcher: Chris Lopez, Edison
Pitchers: Aaron Wilmer, George Washington; Pete Rowe, Central
Infield: Felix Torraca-Dedos, Esperanza; Mark Gervasi, Central; Nelson Coronada, Northeast; Ed Tomasczewski, Lincoln; Aron Litostanski, Franklin Towne Charter.
Outfield: Tyler Criniti, Girard Academic Music Program; tdrp0hua Fontanez, Edison; Steve Leibovitz, George Washington.
Catcher: Luis Santos, Esperanza
Pitcher: Martin Nolasco, Edison; Omar Cruz, Frankford.
MVP: David Ashbridge, Masterman
Infield: Tyler Hunt, Masterman; tdrp0ean Bernard, Kensington; Frank Soto, Kensington; Michael Borelli, Prep Charter; Chuck Fitzgerald, Philadelphia Electric; Elias Crisostomo, Philadelphia Electric; James Holland, Swenson; Javier Sanchez, Swenson; Chris Blackwell, Overbrook
Outfield: Devin Finney, Kensington
Catcher: Billy Powers, Masterman
Pitchers: Johnny Pagan, Olney; David Ashbridge, Masterman; Andrew Shields, Roxborough, Micah Krey, Masterman
Infield: Jeff Pugh, Mastbaum; Joe Clements, Overbrook; tdrp0e DeLeon, Olney; Ryan Zamorski, Saul; Tom Given, Philadelphia Academy
Outfield: Gary Jackson, Bok; Dareohn Gunter, Roxborough; Jonathan Soto, Franklin Learning Center; Ryan Buggy, Franklin Learning Center; Patrick Kurtz, Franklin Learning Center; Carmen DeCarlo, Prep Charter
Catcher: Max Alvarado, Bodine; Michael Sandefur, Prep Charter
Pitchers: Tyler Esbensen, Saul; Trevor Newcomb, Philadelphia Academy
MVP: Daurys Rodriquez, Bartram
O’Shane Bolt, Germantown, pitcher; Ryan Gonzalez, Furness, pitcher; Anton Mitchell, Fels, infielder; Daurys Rodriguez, Bartram, pitcher; Curtis Peele, Engineering and Science, pitcher/infielder; Kidany Lugo, Bracetti, infielder; Daquan Brown, Dobbins, pitcher/infielder; Chris Sullivan, Ben Franklin, catcher; Steve King, Southern, pitcher; Daron Stinson, Strawberry Mansion, pitcher/infielder; Nafi Lyles, Simon Gratz, pitcher/infielder; Greg Richie, West Philadelphia, pitcher/infielder; Donavan Bowman, Martin Luther King, pitcher/catcher
Taylor Bailey, Germantown, infielder; Charles Hayden, Furness, infielder; Devin Moore, Bartram, catcher; Stanley Baylis, Engineering and Science, catcher; Giovanni Lugo, Bracetti, infielder; Brian Gibson, Dobbins, outfielder; Erik Simmons, Ben Franklin, pitcher/infielder; Marques DeLeon, Southern; Vernon Holt, Strawberry Mansion, pitcher/infielder; Khalil Brown, Simon Gratz, infielder; tdrp0h Southern, West Philadelphia, outfielder; Tyre Taylor, Martin Luther King
MVP: Omar Ortiz, Boys Latin
Omar Ortiz, Boys Latin, pitcher/infielder; Kyle Davs, Boys Latin, pitcher/infielder; Jordie Ortiz, Boys Latin, catcher; Marcquon Mitchell, Freire Charter, pitcher/infielder; Joe Rainis, Science Leadership, pitcher/infielder; Shafeeq Coleman, Communications Tech, pitcher
Brandon Davenport, Boys Latin, infielder; Bryan Davenport, Boys Latin, pitcher/infielder; Dajuane Timpson, Randolph, outfielder; Manny Duran, Randolph, pitcher/infielder; Marcus Rothmiller, Freire Charter, catcher; tdrp0eph Thomas, Freire Charter, infielder/outfielder; Andre Serrano, Science Leadership, pitcher/infielder; Brandon Williams, Science Leadership, pitcher/infielder; Dana Taylor, Lamberton, infielder