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2010 Aflac All-American Baseball Classic Roster Announced Eight-Time MLB Gold Glove Outfielder Andre Dawson Named Honorary Chairman; Bill Hutton, Larry Knight Selected as Head Coaches

SAN DIEGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the release of the full 38-player roster for the 2010 Aflac All-American Baseball Classic. The nation's top high school baseball players will descend upon San Diego to play in the eighth annual baseball showcase, featuring an East versus West matchup of the nation's top high school players. The 2010 game will be played Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PDT in PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and will be nationally televised live on FOX Sports Net.

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Andre "The Hawk" Dawson, eight-time MLB Gold Glove outfielder and four-time MLB Silver Slugger, will serve as honorary chairman for the 2010 showcase. Dawson will be inducted into the MLB Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2010.

In addition to helping promote the Aflac All-American Baseball Classic, Dawson will be on-site in San Diego for game week activities, including player practice sessions and the annual awards banquet. This will be Dawson's first time serving as honorary chairman. Past honorary chairmen have included Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith (2007, 2008, 2009), Reggie Jackson (2006), Cal Ripken Jr. (2004, 2005) and Stan Musial (2003).

"I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as the 2010 honorary chairman," said Dawson. "I look forward to interacting with these young men to pass along the knowledge I gained during my career and help them prepare for a bright and positive future, whether on or off the field."

The Aflac All-American Baseball Classic is more than just a game. It is part of Aflac's ongoing commitment to the fight against childhood cancer, with ticket proceeds benefiting Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Since 2003, the Aflac All-American Baseball Classic has generated nearly $805,000 for charity.

"The Aflac All-American Classic gives baseball's stars of tomorrow a national stage to display their immense talent," said Danny Fleishman, vice president of sponsorships and emerging markets at Aflac. "More important, by using the game to raise awareness and funds for local pediatric cancer hospitals, Aflac is allowing these young players to use their talents for meaningful impact off the field as well."

The Aflac All-American players will be led by a stellar coaching staff for the 2010 showcase. Larry Knight of Sumrall High School in Hattiesburg, Miss., will manage the East team. Knight is in his fourth season as head coach at Sumrall and was recently honored as USA Today's 2010 High School Coach of the Year. This year, he led his team to a third consecutive Class 3A State Championship finishing as the No. 1 ranked team with a 35-1 record.

Managing the West squad will be Bill Hutton of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. Hutton is in his 28th season as head coach at Archbishop Mitty, where his team has secured four West Catholic Athletic League Championship titles and four Central Coast Section Championship titles. His team finished the past season ranked No. 1 in California with a 31-3 record.

Aflac All-American Baseball Classic alumni have had a significant presence in Major League Baseball's first-year player drafts. Since the game's inception in 2003, 80 alumni have been selected in the first round, including four No. 1 overall selections like, Justin Upton (2005, Arizona), Tim Beckham (2008, Tampa) and this year's overall top pick, Bryce Harper (2010, Washington). Fifteen Aflac All-Americans were taken in the first round of the 2010 draft, including the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks, Harper by the Nationals and Jameson Taillon by Pittsburgh, respectively. San Diego also drafted 2009 Aflac All-Americans Karsten Whitson and A.J. Vanegas.

The Aflac All-American Baseball Classic is considered the nation's marquee prep event. Participants must have just completed their junior year of high school, be in good academic standing and display qualities off the field that embody baseball's ideals, including discipline, determination and hard work.

The full team roster is on the following page. For more information about the Aflac All-American Baseball Classic, visit aflacallamerican.com.

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East Team







No.

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

High School (Hometown)

23

INF

Javier Baez

6-1

185

Arlington Country Day School (Jacksonville, Fla.)

11

RHP

Tyler Beede

6-4

200

Lawrence Academy (Auburn, Mass.)

8

OF/LHP

Jake Cave

6-1

185

Kecoughtan High School (Hampton, Va.)

16

RHP

Jose Fernandez

6-4

220

Alonso High School (Tampa, Fla.)

35

C

Cameron Gallagher

6-3

215

Manheim Township High School (Lancaster, Pa.)

1

OF

Larry Greene

6-1

230

Berrien High School (Nashville, Ga.)

14

RHP

Michael Kelly

6-5

195

West Boca Raton High School (Boynton Beach, Fla.)

19

RHP

Deshorn Lake

6-1

210

Menchville High School (Newport News, Va.)

12

INF

Francisco Lindor

5-11

175

Montverde Academy (Clermont, Fla.)

42

RHP

John Magliozzi

5-11

185

Dexter School (Milton, Mass.)

 9

RHP

Dillon Maples

6-3

197

Pinecrest High School (West End, N.C.)

30

C

Tyler Marlette

5-10

195

Hagerty High School (Oviedo, Fla.)

18

LHP

Daniel Norris

6-2

170

Science Hill High School (Johnson City, Tenn.)

22

LHP

Philip Pfeifer

6-0

187

Farragut High School (Knoxville, Tenn.)

15

C

Brandon Sedell

6-2

205

American Heritage School (Davie, Fla.)

17

INF

Austin Slater

6-2

190

The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.)

24

LHP

Andrew Suarez

6-2

200

Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, Fla.)

5

INF

Josh Tobias

5-10

194

Southeast Guilford High School (Greensboro, N.C.)

10

3B

Sean Trent

6-1

205

Bishop Moore Catholic High School (Maitland, Fla.)







Head Coach: Larry Knight

Assistant Coaches: Kevin Maris, Omar Washington



West Team


No.

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

High School (Hometown)

7

RHP

Archie Bradley

6-4

225

Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, Okla.)

19

RHP

Dylan Bundy

6-1

200

Owasso High School (Owasso, Okla.)

51

1B/OF

Daniel Camarena

6-2

200

Cathedral Catholic High School (Bonita, Calif.)

10

RHP

Dylan Davis

6-0

200

Redmond High School (Redmond, Wash.)

24

INF

Matthew Dean

6-3

190

The Colony High School (Highland Village, Texas)

 3

OF

Shawon Dunston, Jr.

6-2

160

Valley Christian High School (Fremont, Calif.)

28

INF

Phillip Evans

5-10

180

La Costa Canyon High School (Carlsbad, Calif.)

9

OF

William Flamion

6-1

192

Central Catholic High School (Modesto, Calif.)

17

INF

Travis Harrison

6-2

215

Tustin High School (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)

11

C

Austin Hedges

6-0

185

JSerra Catholic HS (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)

20

RHP

Dillon Howard

6-4

210

Searcy High School (Searcy, Ark.)

22

INF/RHP

Ricky Jacquez

5-9

160

Franklin High School (El Paso, Texas)

14

INF

Christian Lopes

6-0

180

Edison High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.)

15

C

Daniel Mengden

6-2

195

Westside High School (Houston, Texas)

23

RHP

Christian Montgomery

6-2

237

Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)

32

LHP

Henry Owens

6-1

200

Edison High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.)

12

RHP

Joe Ross

6-3

185

Bishop O'Dowd High School (Oakland, Calif.)

44

RHP

Robert Stephenson

6-2

180

Alhambra High School (Martinez, Calif.)

1

C

Blake Swihart

6-1

175

V. Sue Cleveland High School (Rio Rancho, N.M.)







Head Coach: Bill Hutton

Assistant Coaches: Cecil Espy, Manny Hermosillo



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