Farmhands Earn All-American, All-Star Honors 

       Honors have started piling up for Dodger minor leaguers with two who have recently signed being named All-Americans and six from the lower minors about to play in their league's all-star games.

           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 are participating.

    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 Albuquerque.