Players, coaches from Antelope to Valley Christian in Optimist baseball game

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Eight local players and a coaching staff will take part in the Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento’s 42nd annual High School Baseball All-Star Games on Saturday at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks next to Sacramento State.

Game 1, for small schools, is slated for 4 p.m. with Game 2, for large schools, at 5 p.m. McAuliffe is a two-diamond complex.

Valley Christian Academy left-hander Jimmy Shaw and utility man Caleb Van Patten will play in Game 1 for a North team that will be skippered by Brad Gunter Jr. of Valley Christian Academy. Todd Conroy, Matt Pudge, Jim Converse, Jeff Woodside and Rick Marshall, all of Valley Christian, are among the assistant coaches.

Playing for the North in the large-schools game will be Antelope infielders Robert Contreras and Steven Mercado, Granite Bay outfielder Brett Bautista and pitcher Gabe Meza, Roseville pitcher Braeden Eldredge and Woodcreek pitcher/shortstop Tyler Milani.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 65, $5 for students and $3 for kids under 12.

In addition to McAuliffe, overflow parking will be available in nearby Lot 7 on the corner of State University and College Town drives.

Here are the rosters:





Valley Christian Academy: Caleb Van Patten, 2B/OF/P; Jimmy Shaw, 1B/P. Center: Brandon Goad, C/P/OF; Devin Eldredge, OF/P. Colfax: Ryan Glazner, OF/P; Devon Loomis, P/3B. Foothill: Briar Litz, C/1B/P. Lincoln: Ethan Liddle, OF/P; James Pallas, 3B/P. Marysville: Dylan Brown, OF/SS/P; Chad Perry, P/3B. Mesa Verde: Alex Johnson, 1B/3B; Brent Fatigato, SS/P. Pioneer: Robert Daugherty, P/OF/1B; Thomas Galart, P/3B/1B; Marcus Vidales, 2B/OF/P. River Valley: Stuart Bradley, 2B/P. San Juan: Chase Tweedle, 3B/P/C. Woodland Christian: Shane Norton, SS/P/Util. Head coach: Brad Gunter Jr., Valley Christian Academy. Assistants: Todd Conroy, Matt Pudge, Jim Converse, Jeff Woodside, Rick Marshall, Valley Christian; Darryl Banks, Foothill; Jon Harris, Mira Loma.




Bradshaw Christian: Josh Criswell, C/P; Austin Ragsdale, P/OF. Burbank: Michael Hendrickson, IF/P. Capital Christian: Ben Ritchey, P/Util. Delta: Christian Irwin, SS/P/C. Dixon: Korey Hall, 3B/2B. El Dorado: Chris Swineford, C. Florin: Jacob Hanson, OF/P; Andre Ruiz, SS/P. Golden Sierra: Bryson Campbell, IF/P. Grant: Branden Nunn, 1B/P. Monterey Trail: Josias Stevens, OF/P; Jordan Vartanian, SS/Util/P. River City: Michael Andreotti, P/IF; Josh Arguijo, CF/P; Byron Farrell, 1B/OF. Union Mine: Sean Tow, P/OF. Vista del Lago: Nick Rametta, IF. Head coach: Jeff Cox, River City. Assistants: John Andreotti, John Bonilla, River City.






Antelope: Robert Contreras, IF; Steven Mercado, 2B. Granite Bay: Brett Bautista, OF; Gabe Meza, P. Roseville: Braeden Eldredge, P. Woodcreek: Tyler Milani, SS/P. Bella Vista: Mike Phelan, C. Del Campo: Jared Biggs, 3B/P; Derek Rodigo, 1B. Del Oro: Keith Heyer, P. El Camino: Matt Kintz, 2B. Jesuit: Julian Barron, OF/P; Jordan Hanlin, C. Nevada Union: Ryan McCarthy, P/OF. Placer: Isaac Brahce, OF. Rio Americano: Alec Kazanjian, 3B; Guillermo Salazar, P/OF. Rio Linda: Paul Rubio, SS. Whitney: Trevor Abrams, OF/P; J.R. Robinson, OF. Woodland: Josh Cardoza, 1B. Yuba City: Chandler Eden, P. Head coach: James Wheeler, Rio Americano. Assistants: Josh Levin, Rio Americano; Paul Martinez, Dan Smith, Del Campo.




Cordova: Jamari Campbell, IF/P; Nathan Jacobson, P/1B/OF. Davis: Jake Miille, P/OF; Joe Murray, IF; Bobby Young, IF/P. Elk Grove: Dom Nunez, SS/C; David Smith, P/3B. Folsom: Ethan Robertson, OF/P/IF. Franklin: Connor Adams, P/C; Tyler Blake, P/1B; Kyle Zanzi, OF. Laguna Creek: Zachary Smart, P/Util; Zach Wassall, OF/P. McClatchy: Raul Ortiz, C; Eddie Sievers, OF/SS. Oak Ridge: Alec de Watteville, IF; Tommy Hummer, P; Logan Marston, C. Pleasant Grove: Austin Friello, OF/IF. Ponderosa: Matthew McBride, OF/Util; Matthew Poulin, 1B/C. Rosemont: Kevin Beatty, C; Jalen Brown, P/SS. Vacaville: Elway Santistevan, P/OF; Tyler Stover, P/1B. Head coach: Josh Lex, Laguna Creek. Assistants: Gary Lex, Mark Nill, Richard Anglin, Bill Poindexter, Laguna Creek; Bryan Kilby, Franklin.