It was the year of the West Side in Central Section baseball, and five players from championship teams from that area -- Edison and Washington -- will be represented in the City/County All-Star baseball game Sunday at 6 p.m. at Chukchansi Park.
Edison, the section's Division II titlist, will provide co-County/Metro Athletic Conference Player of the Year Marquise Cooper, an outfielder, and pitcher Kurt Rathjens and outfielder T.J. McDonald to the City, which will be coached by Clovis West's Kevin Patrick.
And Washington, the D-IV champion, will have pitcher/infielder Andrew Rich, the three-time North Sequoia League Player of the Year, and second baseman Braden Fukuda play for the County, which will be coached by Kingsburg's Mark Jensen.
The County also will be bolstered by three players from D-V titlist Liberty-Madera Ranchos in pitchers Nick Palacios and Chase Cullins, and outfielder Pat Bariteau.
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City All-Stars: J.D. Salles, Clovis West; Jared Lee, Clovis West; Sean Silva, Clovis West; Marquise Cooper, Edison; Kurt Rathjens, Edison; T.J. McDonald, Edison; Billy Bejekian, Fresno; Carlos Rodriguez, Fresno; Daniel Espinoza, Fresno; Nate Vieira, Hoover; Jimmy Kobets, McLane; Gabe Moya, McLane; Nate Dalena, Memorial; Brandon Pizzo, Memorial; Nick Trevino, Sunnyside; Chris Rodriguez, Sunnyside; Bryce Barger, Buchanan; Seth Batty, Buchanan; Brett Bishop, Buchanan; Robert Chambas, Buchanan; Aaron Weimer, Bullard; Blake Dunn, Bullard; LaBronze Sanderson, Bullard; Jacob Martinez, Bullard; Ryan Anderson, Clovis; Evan Wolf, Clovis; Dalton Dupree, Clovis; Cody White, Clovis; Zack Coy, Clovis; Nick Armenta, Cloivs East; Jeff Owen, Clovis East; Alan Awrabi, Clovis East. Head coach: Kevin Patrick, Clovis West.
County All-Stars: Chris Herrera, Kingsburg; Chris Musselman, Kingsburg; Luke Heinrichs, Kingsburg; Christian Larragoitiy, Dos Palos; Jesse Lownsberry, Yosemite; Josh Georgeson, Kerman; Matt Vasquez, Firebaugh; Nick Montoya, Coalinga; Ronnie Ybarra, Riverdale; D.J. Garrett, Madera South; Fil Navarro, Madera South; Rene Ortiz, Madera South; Haden Hinkle, Madera; Nick Caraccilo, Madera; Daniel Carrasco, Lemoore, C.J. Symonds, Lemoore; Pat Bariteau, Liberty-Madera Ranchos; Chase Cullins, Liberty-Madera Ranchos; Bobby Mendoza, Selma; Gilbert Ruelas, Selma; Anthony Cantu, Selma; Andrew Rich, Washington; Braden Fukuda, Washington; Michael York, Chowchilla; Kyle Espinola, Chowchilla; Rene Aldape, Reedley; Brandon Marinez, Fowler; Clay Cederquist, Fowler. Head coach: Mark Jensen, Kingsburg.