Posted: 3:59 pm Thursday, May 17th, 2012
By Matt Porter
The county’s best seniors will play Saturday, June 2 at Roger Dean Stadium in the 25th annual Dick Howser High School All-Star Game.
Potential future stars like Florida signees Kevin Stypulkowski (King’s Academy) and Brady Roberson (Palm Beach Central), Florida State commit Jamal Martin (Dwyer) and Miami signee Peter Rivera (Wellington) headline a roster that includes talent from all corners of Palm Beach County. Every player on the North and South squads will cap their high school career with a big-league experience.
Not only will the players get to play on a professional field, they’ll wear uniforms donated from the clubs that call Roger Dean Stadium home. North squad players will don Miami Marlins uniforms and Jupiter Hammerheads caps, while the South team will wear St. Louis Cardinals uniforms and Palm Beach Cardinals hats.
Before they take batting and infield practice, they’ll see those uniforms hanging in their personalized locker stalls as clubhouse attendants attend to them. Chick-fil-A donated a clubhouse spread for the players and coaches.
“There are 790 kids who have done this since we started it in 1988,” said Bill Pruitt, Roger Dean Stadium’s advisory board chairman. “Most of them, when they walk in and see that clubhouse set up, they’re never experienced that. The name’s on your locker, the uniform’s hanging in the locker. Some of them are going on to college and they’ll experience a little of that. Some of them, it’s the last time they’ll put on a baseball uniform. It’s a neat way to go out.”
A showcase batting order will be in effect, with every player batting. The game will last three hours or ten innings, whichever comes first. Tickets will be good for the Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League game that begins at 6:35 p.m.
Rosters were selected by head coaches of area high schools. Coaches could nominate seniors from their own teams, but could not vote for them.
Click here for coverage of last year’s game, which was a 3-3 tie in 10 innings.
What: 25th annual 2012 Dick Howser High School All Star Game
Where/When: Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, 2:00 p.m. June 2
Tickets: $8.50 adult, $6.50 senior and kids. Retired and active military free with proper identification. Admission includes Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League game to follow (6:35 p.m.).
Who: The top seniors in Palm Beach County, split into North and South teams.
Why: Showcase game named for the late Dick Howser, former major league player and manager who grew up in West Palm Beach, graduated from Palm Beach High and played at Florida State.
Position: Name, School – College commitment/signing
LHP: Bradley Emery, Dwyer – Daytona State
LHP: Brooks de Montluzin, Palm Beach Gardens – Florida State College-Jacksonville
RHP: Christian Berger, Benjamin – Georgetown
RHP: Callahan Brown, Jupiter – Mississippi State
RHP: Matt Pisciottano, King’s Academy – Stetson
RHP/OF: Victor Gonzalez, Jupiter – Florida International
RHP/SS: Andrew Morgan, Jupiter Christian
RHP/OF: David Koos, Wellington
C/1B: Kevin Stypulkowski, King’s Academy — Florida
C/1B: James Jean, Palm Beach Gardens – Florida Gulf Coast
C/RHP: James Lovett, Wellington – North Carolina Wesleyan
1B/3B: Colton Coates, Glades Day
3B/OF: Peter Rivera, Wellington – Miami
1B/3B: Tim Lynch, Dwyer – Southern Mississippi
2B/RHP: Brandon Cormier, Jupiter Christian
SS/2B: Jared Tosner, Wellington
SS/2B: Marcus Mooney, Seminole Ridge – Palm Beach State
SS/2B: Jean Cancio, Palm Beach Gardens – Palm Beach State
SS/2B: Nick Oberg, Palm Beach Gardens – Coastal Carolina
OF: Jamal Martin, Dwyer – Florida State
OF: Zion Bell, Palm Beach Gardens – Florida Gulf Coast
OF/1B: Eric Burke, Jupiter Christian
P: Trent Bellamy, Seminole Ridge
1B: Tyler Glover, Seminole Ridge
OF: Robert Henderson, Seminole Ridge
1B/P: David Tavilla, Jupiter – Florida (non-baseball)
INF: Cole Johnson, Jupiter
1B/P: Patrick Pinak, Dwyer
3B/OF/C: Darren Hansen, Palm Beach Gardens
1B: Kaelan Jacobs, Wellington
OF/C: Brandon Collins, Jupiter Christian
1B/INF: Tony Ballew, Jupiter Christian
Coaches: Frank Torre, Dwyer; Brian Kaplan, Benjamin; David Loud, Jupiter Christian.
Position: Name, School – College commitment/signing
LHP/OF: Hunter Kyzar, Santaluces
RHP: Mike Murray, Forest Hill – Florida Gulf Coast
LHP: Brandon Rhodes, Park Vista – Florida Atlantic
RHP: Matt Warren, West Boca Raton – Daytona State
LHP: Dylan Silva, American Heritage – Florida State
LHP/1B: Sam Murphy, Summit Christian – Nebraska-Omaha
RHP: Mike Chambers, Spanish River
C: Robbie Coman, Park Vista — Virginia
C/SS: Hunter Morey, Palm Beach Central – Air Force
C/2B: Phildrick Llewellyn, Trinity Christian – Florida International
1B/C: Brady Roberson, Palm Beach Central — Florida
1B/3B: Thomas Stallone, West Boca Raton
1B/OF: Christopher Barr, Royal Palm Beach – Palm Beach State
2B/SS: Ryan Mahoney, Forest Hill – Florida Gulf Coast
2B/SS: Brett Lashley, Park Vista – Stetson
2B/OF: Connor Brennan, Royal Palm Beach
SS: Tyler Kendall, Park Vista – Penn State
3B/RHP: Doug Wright, Santaluces
OF: Ernie Cabrera, Santaluces
OF: Brayan Ofarrill, Forest Hill
OF/RHP: Chris Wurster, Park Vista – Palm Beach State
OF/1B: Gabe Martinez, Palm Beach Central
SS/3B: Eric Cabrera, Santaluces
SS/2B: Eddy Morel, John I. Leonard
RHP/OF: Shawn Murray, Palm Beach Central
OF: Dakota Mitchell, Royal Palm Beach
RHP: Josh Glick, American Heritage – Nova Southeastern
LHP/OF: Vincent Anthonia, Trinity Christian – Jackson State
RHP: Dylan Arnold, American Heritage – Palm Beach Sstate
1B: Corey Cohen, American Heritage
RHP/OF: Byron Ferguson, Trinity Christian – Bethune-Cookman
1B/LHP: Alexander Rodriguez, Trinity Christian – Ball State
LHP/1B: Rigo Beltran, Atlantic – Palm Beach State
LHP: Sam Bergida, Atlantic
Coaches: Larry Greenstein, Park Vista; Nick Franco, Santaluces; Russ Milliken, Forest Hill.