Baseball: Libertyville Little League game a high-scoring affair
Updated: July 29, 2012 4:37PM
In a high-scoring affair, the Libertyville Little League 2012 Varsity All-Star Game ended with the National League squad defeating the American League 11-10 on a walk-off single by the Mets’ Connor Landmeir.
The game, held at Butler Lake Park on June 15, included 30 players (ages 11 and 12) — five each among six teams — chosen by their peers. The all-star event included a Home Run Derby — won by the Mets’ Grant Cutting over John McGuan in a double tiebreaker — and a Fielding Skills event, which saw the Mets’ Mike Flanagan beat the Cubs’ Bryce Pinsel in a playoff round.
The National League roster also included the Cubs’ Josh Blockinger, Matt Chyna, Kyle Erlandson and Matt Rudolphi; the Cardinals’ Kurt Feiereisel, Evan Boettcher, Fred Sides and Giovani Quigley; and the Mets’ Antonio Colon-Ramos and Brian Flanagan. The NL squad was managed by Michael Nissen (Cubs), with Kurt Feiereisel (Cardinals) and Jack Borre (Mets) serving as assistant coaches.
Representing the American League were the Yankees’ Ryan Damenti, Zachary Ford, Brice Boyer, Sean Graham and Will Hare; the White Sox’ Pat Conway, Drew Onufer, Johnny Richardson, Andrew Spence and Luke Thunga; and the Angels’ Jacob Gunter, Mitch Kenston, Jonathan Palmieri, Payton Schwieger and Evan Walsh. Manager Jim Ford was aided by assistant coaches Brad Richardson (White Sox) and Tom Palmieri (Angels).