Saturday, June 19, 2010

High School player up against Minor Leaguers

June 18, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Garrett baseball player Spencer Burns beat out Elmhurst's Kristian Gayday and Carroll's Justin Glass to earn the chance to go up against professional ball players in the Home Run Derby during the Midwest League's All-Star festivities on Monday at Parkview Field. Burns will be the lone high school player competing against eight Class A minor-league all-stars. Photo by Chad Ryan.

I photographed Spencer Burns, a recent graduate of Garrett High School in Northeast Indiana, on Friday at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Burns won his conference home-run hitting contest and beat out two other conference winners to earn the chance to compete with Class A minor league all-stars in the Home Run Derby during the Midwest League All-Star festivities on Monday, June 21, at Parkview Field. On Tuesday the best of the Midwest League, including six players from the Fort Wayne TinCaps, will take the field to lay the annual All-Star game.

Check out News-Sentinel columnist Reggie Hayes' story about Spencer in today's edition of The News-Sentinel and at

June 17, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Fort Wayne TinCaps pitcher Nick Schumacher throws a pitch during the TinCaps' game against the Dayton Dragons on Thursday at Parkview Field. Schumacher, the TinCaps' closer, is one of six Fort Wayne players selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game on Tuesday at Parkview Field. Photo by Chad Ryan.


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