Jaime Pedroza, a shortstop from the University of California- Riverside, was chosen for second team honors on Baseball America's All-American team. Pedroza, who was selected in the ninth round in the recent draft, hit .325 with 13 home runs for the Highlanders. Also, Jessie Mier, a catcher with Lewis & Clark State, made the NAIA All-American second-team by hitting .350. He was a 12th round choice in the draft.
Two members of the Inland Empire 66ers will be playing for the
California League Stars against the best from the Carolina League in the annual
event to be played Tuesday in Stockton, Cal. Righthander James McDonald, who
is 4-5, 3.88, and catcher Lucas May, who is hitting .265, were named to the
team. McDonald is one off the league strikeout lead with 79 in 62.2 innings
while May is among the home run leaders with 11.
Four from the Great Lakes Loons will play in the Midwest All-Star contest
at Kane County, also Tuesday evening. Lefthander Clayton Kershaw, first baseman
Eduardo Perez, infielder Francisco Lizarraga and relief pitcher Miguel Ramirez
Kershaw is currently 7-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 62 innings.
Perez, who will start at first for the North Stars, is batting .322 with eight
home runs. Lizarraga, who was chosen as a reserve, is hitting .272. Ramirez is
2-0 with a 1.08 ERA and seven saves.
No players have been named yet for the Southern League All-Star game nor the
contest that pits the Pacific Coast League stars against their counterparts from
the International League. The Southern game is slated for July 9 at the home of
the Mississippi Braves while the AAA contest will be played July 11 in