Battle of the Borders Baseball Tournament Begins in Grand Prairie, TX Top Prospects from 4 States Compete for Fans, Scouts, and Media

Rosters Announced for the Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game baseball tournament, September 28th-30th, 2012

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Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game

Baseball Stars from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana Compete in prestigious baseball tournament.

The Battle of the Borders gives baseball fans, scouts, and the news media an opportunity to see the collegiate and professional baseball stars of tomorrow.

Grand Prairie, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Rosters have been announced for the Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game baseball tournament , which will be held at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, September 28th-30th, 2012. Top high school baseball players from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana will compete for a state title and showcase their skills for collegiate and pro scouts from around the country. Seventy percent of the players from last year’s Battle of the Borders tournament have either been drafted in the 2012 Major League Draft or received scholarships to play NCAA baseball.    

“The Battle of the Borders gives baseball fans, scouts, and the news media an opportunity to see the collegiate and professional baseball stars of tomorrow,” said Cade Griffis, tournament director.

From last year’s tournament, Ty Hensley (Team Oklahoma) was drafted in the 1st Round of the 2012 MLB Draft and signed by the New York Yankees. Last year’s tournament MVP, Jake Thompson (Team Texas) was drafted in the 2nd round and signed by the Detroit Tigers. Teddy Stankiewicz (Team Texas), who also made last year’s All-Tournament Team, was also drafted in the 2nd round, by the New York Mets. Shilo McCall (Team New Mexico) was drafted in the 9th round and signed with the San Francisco Giants.    

This year’s blue chip rosters include high school juniors and seniors, selected through a nomination process, which includes a vote by a panel of coaches from each state. The tournament will begin Friday, September 28th, with Team Louisiana vs. Team New Mexico (3:30 pm), a state against state home run derby (6:00 pm), and Team Texas vs. Team Oklahoma (7:30 pm). Come see some of America’s very best high school baseball talent. For more information visit http://www.thebattleoftheborders.com

Oklahoma Roster

Name    Pos    Ht    Wt    Grad Yr    High School
Denney, Jon    C    6'2"    205    2013    Yukon
Kanady, Eric    C    5'11"    180    2013    Jenks
O'Brien, Mason    1B    6'1"    190    2014    Owasso
Brumble, Derek    MIF    6'0"    190    2013    Jenks
Ward, Drew    SS    6'4"    210    2014    Leedey
Beer, Alan    MIF / P    6'1"    170    2014    Jenks
Stout, Kyler    3B / P    6'1"    185    2013    Union
Battenfield, Blake    RHP    6'3"    175    2013    Verdigris
Hodge, Bryant    RHP    5'8"    175    2013    Christian Heritage
Kerns, Austin    LHP    6'2"    190    2013    Owasso
LaRue, Carson    RHP    6'1"    160    2014    Dewey
White, Nicholas    RHP    6'3"    185    2014    Berryhill
Anderson, Evan    LHP    6'5"    195    2013    Dale HS
Jackson, Zach    RHP    6'3"    205    2013    Berryhill
Bargfeldt, Jeb    LHP    5'11"    160    2014    Owasso
Cobb, Trey    RHP    6'3"    185    2013    Broken Arrow
Hatch, Thomas    RHP    6'2"    200    2013    Jenks
Ward, Bryce    RHP    6'1"    180    2014    Jenks
Hassell, Josh    OF    6'1"    180    2013    Bishop Kelley
Johnson, Matthias    OF    5'11"    190    2014    Jenks
Maxey, Grant    OF    6'2"    185    2013    Jenks

New Mexico Roster

Name    Pos    Ht    Wt    Grad Yr    High School
Hererra, Daniel    C    6'0"    170    2014    Volcano Vista
Garcia, Jacob    C/1B    6'1"    185    2013    Volcano Vista
Cordova, James    C/OF    6'0'    190    2013    Atrisco Academy
Clanton, Brenden    P/C    6'1"    200    2015    Frenship - Lubbock
Hingst, Ryan    P    6'4"    180    2014    Franklin - El Paso
Smallwood, Matthew    P    6'3"    190    2014    St. Michael's Santa Fe
Prentiss, Caleb    P    6'2"    160    2014    Carlsbad
Buffett, Tyler    P    6'2"    190    2013    ABQ Academy
Thorne, Tyler    P    6'4"    200    2013    Lubbock Coronado
Keeling, Kent    P    6'0"    165    2014    St. Pius X
Hardberger, James    P/OF    6'4"    220    2014    Lubbock Christian
Felix, Zakariah    INF    5'9"    165    2013    Rio Rancho
Piersol, Kyle    INF    5'9"    160    2014    St. Pius
Templin, Grant    3B/1B/P    6'1"    180    2014    Rio Rancho
Lambert, Kyler    INF/OF    5'11"    160    2013    Franklin - El Paso
Mang, Jared    INF/OF    5'10"    180    2015    Los Alamos
Vigil, Andre    INF    5'10"    180    2013    Volcano Vista
Bower, Cody    OF    6'1"    172    2013    St. Pius
Cubillos, James    OF    5'8"    155    2014    Americas - El Paso
MartinezMarcus    OF    5'8"    160    2014    Rio Rancho
Martin, Matthew    OF/INF    5'7"    165    2014    Piedra Vista

Texas Roster

Name    Pos    Ht    Wt    Grad Yr    High School
Hood, Riley    C    5'10"    160    2015    Foster
DeVinnyTanner    C    5'10"    205    2013    Lovejoy
WilliamsBraden    C    5'9"    150    2015    Irving Nimitz
Brooks, Drew    MIF    5'9"    160    2014    Ronald Regan
Neuse,Sheldon    MIF    6'1"    180    2013    Fossil Ridge
Garza, Eric    MIF    5'11"    185    2013    SA Reagan
Gideon, Ronnie    3B    6'3"    230    2013    Hallsville
Brookover, Ben    1B    6'1"    185    2014    Ronald Reagan
AnsleyTravarus    1B    5'11"    180    2014    Dobie
Twine, Justin    U / P    5'10"    195    2014    Hemphill
AlexanderTyler    LHP    6'2"    175    2013    Southlake Carroll
Fant, Ryan    LHP    6'4"    185    2014    Texas
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Octavio    LHP    6'7"    210    2013    Franklin
Shane, Casey    RHP    6'4"    200    2013    Burleson Centennial
Elliott, Jake    RHP    6'7"    205    2013    Coppell
Reich, Connor    RHP    6'0"    175    2014    Hallsville
Mata, Alex    RHP    5'10"    170    2013    Midland HS
KopechMichael    RHP    6'4"    200    2014    Mount Pleasant
Myers, Matt    RHP    6'1"    190    2014    Churchill
Garrett, Stone    OF    6'2"    185    2014    George Ranch
Dozier, Doak    OF    6'2"    165    2015    Arlington Heights
McKinney, Billy    OF    6'1"    195    2013    Plano West
Hollis, Will    OF    6'1"    210    2015    McKinney Boyd

Louisiana Roster

Name    Pos    Ht    Wt    Grad Yr    High School
Avrard, C.J.    P    6'4"    215    2014    Jesuit
Graffeo, Carlo    P    5'10"    165    2015    St. Paul's Catholic
Grieve, Ben    P    6'3"    205    2014    South Fork
Taravella,Logan    P    6'1"    215    2014    Holy Cross
Vassar, Lawson    P    6'3"    190    2013    Pulaski Academy
Marks, Wyatt    P    6'3"    205    2014    St. Thomas
Cartwright, Alden    P    6'1"    185    2013    Runnels
Morris, Josh    P    6'4"    195    2013    Runnels
Kendrick,Kolton    1B    6'3"    210    2015    St. Paul
MatkinsFielding    P/1B    6'2"    180    2013    Captain Shreve
Stapler, Cole    P/1B    6'4"    235    2013    Dutchtown
Capielano,Sam    2B    5'9"    165    2013    Holy Cross
Deichmann, Gregory    SS    6'1"    180    2014    Brother Martin
Freeman, Cole    SS    5'8"    158    2013    Lakeshore
Rogers, Jake     C    6’1”    195    2013    Canyon
Helms, Tanner    OF    5'9"    160    2013    Sam Houston
Yorks, Charlie    OF    6'1"    190    2013    Barbe
Williams, Justin    OF    6'3"    215    2013    Terrebonne
Dunlap, Andrew     C                
Hileman, Evan    P    5'10"    170    2013    John Curtis
Attaway, Peyton    OF/P    6’3”    195    2013    Captain Shreve


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Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game Baseball Stars of Tomorrow Compete in Oakley Battle of the Borders All-American Game

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