Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why Not the California Collegiate League All-Star Game at the Urban Youth Academy on Wednesday?

So, are you aching for some Baseball during this mid-season break?  And I don't mean wasting away in front of the TV watching the MLB All-Star game that's being played across the county.  How about watching an All-Star game closer to home?  Or better yet, how about spending the day scouting some potential future Major League ballplayers?

Well, this coming Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. is the California Collegiate League All-Star Game, and it will be played at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California.  Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. MLB UYA members will be admitted free and receive one free hot dog and soda.  Fox Sports West will broadcast the game live to a national audience.  Here is the California Collegiate League website.

Sixty (60) of this season's top performers and top prospects will participate in the nationally-televised 2013 CCL All-Star Game and Prospect Showcase.  Also, before the game, the 60 players will also participate in pregame workout for scouts and college coaches.  Start time for the scouting combine is 2:00 p.m.

Of the 60 players, 9 were previously drafted by a Major League club; including 2 ballplayers drafted this year.  Go here for a complete list of players.
MLB Urban Youth Academy
901 E Artesia Blvd,
Compton, CA, 90221 

From the press release:
The California Collegiate League is a non-profit organization incorporated by eight non-profit amateur baseball organizations in greater Southern California dedicated to the development of student-athletes from across the country and providing inexpensive family-friendly entertainment to our home communities. The CCL organizes a 39-game championship season from June 1-Aug 15 annually and requires its players to use wood bats and professional-level baseballs to further their development as prospects. In 2012 there were 261 collegiate athletes participating in the league, 156 of which were Division I players, representing 22 Division I conferences and 72 Division I schools.

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