November 16, 2011 (Lakeside) – After winning the homerun derby during tryouts for the 2011 U.S. Stars and Stripes baseball team, Stevie Montejano Jr. of Lakeside has been selected to represent California in the USSSA Winter World Championships in Orlando, Florida, in December and a summer competition in Nicaragua in July.
A sixth grade student at Tierra Del Sol Middle School, Stevie is a well-rounded athlete. “He loves playing tackle football for the Lakeside Longhorns, Xbox 360, basketball, working out with his speed and strength coach, André, and playing baseball for the San Diego Dawgs and Emerald Pony of El Cajon,” says Stevie’s Dad, Steve Montejano Sr.
When Stevie was eight, he played in the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs Colorado for the San Diego Cougars. For the last 2 1/2 years’ he has played for the San Diego Dawgs baseball club, playing as high as D1 major level in Las Vegas tournaments and Local Extreme Diamond Sports World Series in San Diego.
Stevie has received a formal player evaluation from two local high school coaches, who stated that he made a positive impression on them and that they believe he is an impact player and someone who can benefit from this program. All players participating in this program must be graded AAA or major elite.
California Stars and Stripes Baseball held tryouts throughout the country in September and October. The organization chose a nucleus of AAA and major elite players ready to compete in the USSSA Winter World Championships in Orlando. There will be players from 20 states participating in this event. Teams are formed for ages 9 to 18; over 200 teams are expected at this event.
“He will not only be representing California, but East County as well,” Stevie’s proud mom, Carmen Montejano, told East County Magazine. “He has worked very hard to achieve this goal.”
The purpose of Stars and Stripes Baseball is to benefit baseball by providing baseball's youth, their families, collegiate and professional players and coaches a meaningful opportunity that will make an impact on all parties involved.
For more Information contact: Bodie Shepherd, California State Director, email@example.com , 530-624-2482 or visit http://www.starsandstripesbaseball.com