Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baseball and more baseball



June 21, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Great Lakes Loons player and East League All-Star Jerry Sands makes contact with the ball during the Midwest League All-Star Home Run Derby and Skills Competition on Monday at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind. Photo by Chad Ryan.



June 21, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - East League All-Stars, from left, Nate Freiman, Jerry Sullivan, Garrett Richards and Kane Holbrooks watch the fireworks after the Midwest League All-Star Home Run Derby and Skills Competition on Monday at Parkview Field. Photo by Chad Ryan.



June 19, 2010 - Indianapolis - Carroll pitcher Curtis Wise, gets set to deliver a pitch in the fifth inning of the Class 4A state championship baseball game on Saturday at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The Chargers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth inning and beat No. 1-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral to claim their first-ever state title. Photo by Chad Ryan.

For a few more baseball pics from the last four days, check out my member page over at SportsShooter.com here.

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 News-Sentinel.com.






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.

"All photographs and content within are produced by the author and are strictly copyright protected. No content from this site may be reused or reproduced in any way without author's written permission."