The County Baseball All Stars might not have had a big-time player who’s going to play for a major Division I university like the City squad.
But the County did have Kerman’s Isaiah Daniel on its side. And he proved to be plenty of firepower.
Daniel, who batted .379 for the Lions this past season, went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs to power the County to an 8-4 victory in the annual City/County All Star Baseball game Saturday at Chukchansi Park.
16-34 County’s overall record in the City/County All Star Baseball game,
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The County snapped a three-year losing streak and moved to 16-34 all-time in the summer classic.
The County All Stars were comprised of players from Caruthers, Central, Chowchilla, Coalinga, Dinuba, Dos Palos, Fowler, Firebaugh, Immanuel, Lemoore, Liberty Madera Ranchos, Kingsburg, Kerman, Mendota, Madera, Madera South, Minarets, Parlier, Reedley, Riverdale, Sanger and Washington.
Dinuba’s Jacob Paradine closed things out with a scoreless ninth.
Buchanan Star Grant Gambrell was limited to only hitting for the City All Stars with the Oregon State coaching staff advising him not to pitch Saturday.
Grant Gambrell, the star pitcher who guided Buchanan to a National Championship this past season and will play at Oregon State next year, suited up for the City.
But Gambrell was limited only to hitting with the Oregon State coaching staff advising him not to pitch. He drew two walks.
Clovis North pitcher Michael Williams highlighted the City’s performance after tossing a perfect eighth inning off just five pitches.