Legion players join USA Baseball tourney

Nearly 144 of the nation’s top ballplayers were invited to compete in the 2012 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars, presented by Major League Baseball, June 20-24 at the National Training Complex in Carry, N.C. Of those invited, 18 are American Legion Baseball players.

Those representing The American Legion were:

  1. Nick Ciuffo, Lexington, S.C., catcher
  2. Parker Johnson, Arden, N.C., right-handed pitcher/catcher
  3. Maxwell Knutson, Arden Hills, Minn., left-handed pitcher/outfielder
  4. Chris Kohler, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., left-handed pitcher
  5. Jose Lopez, Tampa, Fla., catcher
  6. Khalil Macklin, Rocky Mount, N.C., position unavailable
  7. Michael Maiello, Las Vegas, third baseman/right-handed pitcher
  8. Andy McGuire, Oakton, Va., infielder
  9. Kenny Meimerstorf, Henderson, Nev., outfielder
  10. Raymond Pedrina, Kapolei, Hawaii, infielder/outfielder
  11. Kort Peterson, Los Gatos, Calif., outfielder
  12. Andrew Puk, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, left-handed pitcher/first baseman
  13. Jack Roberts, Richmond, Va., right-handed pitcher
  14. Billy Roth, Vista, Calif., right-handed pitcher
  15. Logan Shore, Coon Rapids, Minn., third baseman/right-handed pitcher
  16. Ryan Tellez, Elk Grove, Calif., first baseman
  17. Brody Weiss, Castle Rock, Calif., infielder
  18. Robert Zeigler, Defiance, Ohio, right-handed pitcher

Addtionally, five American Legion Baseball coaches will be attending. They are Byron Ballard, Chesterfield, Va.; Sandee Kensinger, Talent, Ore.; Todd Jahnke, Shorewood, Minn.; Jim Peck, Chanhassen, Minn.; and Tim Saunders, Dublin, Ohio.