After an absence of more than 20 years, a San Diego County high school all-star baseball game is back.
And it’s back in a big way.
The Padres and the CIF ’s San Diego Section are collaborating to present Padres High School All-Star Night on June 6 at Petco Park.
The nine-inning game — featuring an East vs. West format, with interstates 15 and 805 being the dividing line — will take place following the Padres’ 12:40 p.m. game that day with the Atlanta Braves .
“We are excited to revive the high school all-star game and showcase some of the outstanding high school baseball talent in the San Diego community,” said Erik Greupner, Padres chief operating officer.
“We are proud to partner with FOX Sports San Diego and the CIF to host the all-star game at Petco Park, create the new CIF San Diego Section high school baseball and softball interactive hat display and launch the Coach of the Week program honoring the high school baseball and softball coaches who are making a difference in the lives of our local student athletes.”
The game features no fewer than 30 players who have committed to colleges, including last year’s Player of the Year, Grant Holman of Eastlake, who is headed to Cal.
The 24-man teams include players from all grade levels, not just seniors.
“We wanted the best players, not just the best seniors,” said San Diego Section Commissioner Jerry Schniepp, who worked with the Padres to present the game. “If we wanted the best players, we needed to include all classes. And I think we have two excellent teams.”
The teams were chosen by the baseball coach’s advisory committee and media. Coaches were asked to nominate players, and the original list included more than 150 players.
A home run derby will precede the game. Holman, Trevor Hazelhurst (Granite Hills), Garret Nielsen (Christian) and D’Artagnan Van Dusen (Lincoln) will represent the East. Spencer Jones (La Costa Canyon), Kingston Liniak ( Mission Hills ), Vincent Martinez ( San Marcos ) and Joey Magrisi (Torrey Pines) will represent the West.
Tickets for the game are $14 for upper infield, $20 for field pavilion and $25 for Toyota Terrace reserved.
The price includes that day’s Padres game or the option to attend a Padres game on Aug. 30, Sept. 18 or Sept. 30. Tickets can be purchased online at padres.com/hsallstars .
ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS
Name | School | Year | Position | Commitment
Joey Magrisi | Torrey Pines | Sr. | RHP | Cal State Fullerton
Mac Bingham | Torrey Pines | Jr. | OF | USC
Victor Martinez | San Marcos | Sr. | C | Stanford
Kade Kretzschmar | San Marcos | Sr. | OF | Dartmouth
Spencer Jones | La Costa Canyon | Jr. | 1B-LHP | Vanderbilt
Keaton Carattini | La Costa Canyon | Sr. | RHP | Michigan
Kingston Liniak | Mission Hills | Sr. | OF | USD
Jon Clark | Mission Hills | Sr. | RHP
Nathan Barraza | Mission Hills | So. | 3B
Jack Dolak | St. Augustine | Sr. | RHP | USD
Angelo Peraza | St. Augustine | So. | C
Kevin Lyons | Westview | Sr. | RHP | UC Santa Barbara
Austin Mowrey | La Jolla Country Day | Sr. | 3B | Columbia
Devin Padua | Madison | Sr. | 2B-SS | Cal State San Marcos
Michael Paredes | San Diego | Sr. | SS-RHP | San Diego State
Michael Campagna | Francis Parker | Sr. | C
James Shimashita | Madison | Sr. | OF-LHP | San Jose State
Adam Lovato | Madison | Sr. | OF | Cal State San Marcos
Ivan Luna | Vista | Sr. | 1B-LHP | Fresno State
Cole Colleran | Canyon Crest | So. | OF-LHP
Brady Hoff | Fallbrook | Fr. | OF-LHP
Stephen Klenske | Sage Creek | Jr. | RHP-1B
Mitchell Sardo | Point Loma | Sr. | RHP
Jacob Allred | Cathedral Catholic | Sr. | OF | Arizona
Coaches: Robert Lovato (Madison), Rielly Embrey (Del Norte), Justin Machado (La Costa Canyon), Jeff Dufek (San Marcos), Dennis Pugh (Mission Bay).
Name | School | Year | Position | Commitment
Randy Abshier | Otay Ranch | Sr. | LHP | Arizona
Chris Lopez | Otay Ranch | Sr. | 3B
Robert Brodel | ;Brawley | Sr. | SS-RHP
Dayton Dooney | Poway | Sr. | SS | Arizona
Deron Johnson | Poway. | Sr. | C
Kevin Van Linge | Poway | Sr. | 2B
Derek Diamond | Ramona | Jr. | RHP-3B | Stanford
Bryce Roe | Ramona | Sr. | RHP-OF | New Mexico State
Tristan Stacy | Ramona | Sr. | OF | New Mexico State
Jake Fenn | Granite Hills | Sr. | 1B | Nevada
Sean McGrew | Granite Hills | Sr. | 2B
Trevor Hazelhurst | Granite Hills | Sr. | LHP-OF | Nevada
Grant Holman | Eastlake | Sr. | RHP-1B | Cal
Brian Leonhardt | Eastlake | Sr. | LHP-1B | San Diego State
Micah Pietila-Wiggs | Eastlake | Sr. | OF
Kobby Lopez | Imperial | Sr. | LHP
Garret Nielsen | Christian | Sr. | OF | Cal
Zach Owens | Helix | Sr. | C | Azusa Pacific
Brandon Peterson | Helix | Sr. | OF | San Jose State
Alonzo Richardson | Helix | So. | SS/RHP
Mason Pelio | Rancho Bernardo | Sr. | RHP-OF | Boston College
Nick Seamons | Rancho Bernardo | Sr. | RHP-OF | Nevada
D’Artagnan Van Dusen | Lincoln | Sr. | OF
Coaches: James Davis (Granite Hills), Bob Parry (Poway), Cole Holland (Helix), Jordan Abruzzo (Grossmont)