Third Annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase Returns to Busch Stadium June 18, 2012 Chris Duncan and John Mabry to Manage Missouri and Illinois Teams of High School Stand - Outs
St. Louis, MO—June 12, 2012: For the third year in a row, the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase presented by Rawlings will give 50 select high school seniors the opportunity to show NCAA coaches and professional scouts that they have what it takes to make it in the big leagues. With a 1:15 pm first pitch first pitch at Busch Stadium on June 18th, the High School Baseball Showcase game will feature both MO and IL high school All-Stars, nominated by area high school coaches and chosen by a selection committee of sports writers from both sides of the river.
“As a team manager for last year’s Showcase, I got to see firsthand not only how good these guys are, but also how much it means to them to play in Busch Stadium,” said St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny. “These kids put their whole heart into every play—it’s a great day for the game.”
John Mabry, Matheny’s former teammate and current assistant batting coach for the Cardinals, will again manage a team in the 2012 Showcase along with Chris Duncan, former Cardinal and current ESPN Radio Personality.
For the second year, all Showcase players are also eligible to participate in a Home Run Derby/Skills Competition which will take place at Busch Stadium at 10am on game day. Designed to highlight the talents of individual players for scouts, the Challenges include a Home Run Derby, Speed Challenge, and Throwing Accuracy drill.
Tickets to the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase and Skills Challenge are FREE. For more information, visit wwww.highschoolbaseballshowcase.com.