SCCBL Wins All-Star Game Walkoff Home Run in 10th

PALM SPRINGS, CA. – Palm Springs Stadium served as host to the All-Star Game between the Southern California Collegiate Baseball and the Orange County Collegiate League. The OCCL put up a great fight, taking the SCCBL into extra innings. However, the SCCBL prevailed, winning 3-2 on a walkoff home run by Palm Springs POWER first baseman Ryan Jones.

The scoring for the SCCBL started in the first inning, with David Kiriakos of the POWER scoring on a groundout by Joel Licon of the SoCal Athletics.

The other run for the host league scored in the third inning, with POWER left fielder Marcus Romero sending a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in Kiriakos again.

Nick Baker started the game for the SCCBL, and was followed by Richard Kilbury of the LA Thrashers, Casey McCarthy of the POWER, Taylor Fallon of the Inland Empire Aces, and Ryan Santhon and Tony Guerra of the POWER. In an unconventional move, Santhon re-entered the game when it went into extra innings.

Prior to the game, the Home Run Derby featured the following SCCBL players: Cody Doyle of the SoCal Athletics, Ryan Garvey of the POWER, and Jason Leone of the Inland Empire Aces. Representing the OCCL were Danny Lackner of the OC Waves, Remington Miller of the SoCal Outlaws and Jon Rodriguez of the Metro LA Dodgers.

Garvey was the derby winner with 10 home runs combined in two rounds. Miller was the runner-up, with seven. Garvey received the 2011 Home Run Derby trophy immediately following the derby, and just prior to his father, 10-time Major League All-Star Steve Garvey throwing the ceremonial first pitch.


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