Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Detroit Tigers Foundation Presents the 36th Annual MHSBCA High School All-Star Game at Comerica Park on Tuesday, June 20

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, in conjunction with the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) will host the 36th annual East vs. West High School All Star Game on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:10 p.m. at Comerica Park, located in The District Detroit.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Comerica Park Box Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the game, and are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12-and-under. Youth baseball players who attend the game in their uniform will receive a FREE ticket at the Box Office. Admission also includes a special 36th Annual MHSBCA All-Star Game program. Gate A on Witherell Street will open at 6:00 p.m. Fans can park in Lot 1, Lot W or the Tigers Garage for $6, while credentialed media will receive free parking in the Tigers Garage.

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, in conjunction with the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) will host the 36th annual East vs. West High School All Star Game on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:10 p.m. at Comerica Park, located in The District Detroit.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Comerica Park Box Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the game, and are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12-and-under. Youth baseball players who attend the game in their uniform will receive a FREE ticket at the Box Office. Admission also includes a special 36th Annual MHSBCA All-Star Game program. Gate A on Witherell Street will open at 6:00 p.m. Fans can park in Lot 1, Lot W or the Tigers Garage for $6, while credentialed media will receive free parking in the Tigers Garage.

The following players are participating in the 2017 East vs. West High School All-Star Game:

 

EAST ALL-STARS                    HIGH SCHOOL                         WEST ALL-STARS                   HIGH SCHOOL

Kyle Bischoff                               Utica Eisenhower                          Gehrig Anglin                               St. Clair

Matt Boutin                                   Macomb Dakota                           Caleb Balgaard                             Howell

Mario Camilletti                            S.H. Stevenson                              Logan Buczkowski                       Mount Pleasant

Scott Combs                                  Divine Child                                 Ricky Clark                                 Schoolcraft

Sam Cross                                     Grosse Pointe North                     Jeff Criswell                                  Portage Central

Bradley Deboutte                         Woodhaven                                   Bryce Davis                                  Sparta

Kolby Dewhirst                            Livonia Franklin                           Shane Easter                                 Comstock

C. J. Drogosch                              Bloomfield Hills                           Jakob Huffman                             Niles

Alex Kuster                                   Brother Rice                                  Jack Huisman                                Holland Christian

Steve Mann                                   Country Day                                 Nate Jones                                     B. C. Lakeview

Connor McCarron                         University Liggett                         Brenden Lovell                             Vicksburg

Lucas McGuire                             S.H. Stevenson                              Brett Manis                                   P. Huron Northern  

Kevin Morrissey                            Northville                                      Jarrod Melle                                  Lowell

Albert Nagy                                  Rochester                                      Jordan Patty                                  Midland

Nick Neibauer                               Country Day                                 Adam Proctor                                St. Johns

Sean O'Keefe                               Saline                                            Joe Raab                              Edwardsburg

Branden Posky                              Livonia Stevenson                        Grant Smith                                   Lakeland

Jacob Raymond                            Utica Eisenhower                          Nathan Stephens                           Lowell

David Toth                                    Grosse Pointe South                     Sam Weatherly                              Howell

Zach Schwartzenberger                Saline                                            Joey Wiemer     Temperance Bedford 

Zavier Warren                               Birmingham Groves                     Adam Wheaton      Hackett Catholic Prep 

 

Three players from the above roster were selected in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, and will play in the MHSBCA East vs. West All-Star Game. Weatherly went in the 27th round (819 overall) to Toronto, while the other two players were selected by the Detroit Tigers, with Criswell in the 35th round (1055 overall) and Mann in the 38th round (1145 overall).

 

Mount Pleasant's Obie Ricumstrict was selected to play in the game, but is unable to participate. He was drafted in the 11th round by Texas (344 overall).

 

In Game Promotions and Events

  • 2017 MHSBCA Hall of Fame Inductees: The following individuals will be inducted into the MHSCBA Hall of Fame: John Fitzko of Bendle, Bob Foreback of Goodrich, Jerry Holley of Ann Arbor Pioneer, Bob Jones of Airport and Craig Trychel of Temperance Bedford.
  • The MHSBCA will recognize the Assistant Coaches of the Year in a pregame on-field ceremony. Honorees include: Matt Bonkowski of Detroit Country Day, Joe Dorton of Woodhaven, Gary Koller of Niles-Brandywine, Dave Malito of Vicksburg, Brian Marble of Sparta and Chris Stirn of Chippewa Hills.
  • One lucky youth baseball or softball team will be selected as the Team of the Day, winning the opportunity to take a photo on the field and have reserved front row seating for the game. All uniformed players on the team and up to four coaches will receive complimentary admission to the game. Enter to win by sending your team name, number of players attending and names of coaches to Brandon.Scherzer@tigers.com by Monday, June 19.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Bob Andrezejewski of Bridgeport Saginaw Heritage High School, who has over 1,000 career coaching wins.

 

To request media credentials and parking for the 2017 East vs. West High School All-Star Game please contact Ben Fidelman via email Ben.Fidelman@tigers.com or via phone 313-471-2124, no later than Monday, June 19.

About The Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Detroit Tigers