Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge Concludes Day 1 at Baseball Heaven
The Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge, featuring 50 of the best players in the country, got underway July 29 at Baseball Heaven in New York. The 50 players are split into four regions — East, South, Central and West — and each team played a game on live national television on CBS Sports Network and MLB.com.
In the first game, Central defeated South, 12-9. Indiana’s Josh Pyne was named the Player of the Game as he launched a deep home run during Central’s comeback. East and West squared off in the second game on TV, and it was a back-and-forth matchup through the first few innings. West exploded with a seven run sixth inning to take the lead for good in their 13-8 win. California’s Vincent Tinajero earned the Player of the Game in the second game.
All four teams played games at 4 pm to wrap up Wednesday’s play, and West went to 2-0 on the day with a 13-3 victory over Central. East earned a 18-13 win over South.
Former MLB players Frank Catalanotto and Keith Osik helped assist the teams during the first two games on Wednesday, and they’ll be back in the dugouts on Thursday. Former MLB player and manager Dusty Baker will also be in attendance Thursday to help coach in the Championship Game at 1 pm on CBS Sports Network and MLB.com.
Click HERE to view the Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge scores, schedules, standings and rosters.