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National League Dominates American in 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic

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2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic National League Winning Team
Players representing the National All-Stars celebrate their 8-0 win of the 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic on August 17th at San José Municipal Stadium. (Photo by Jim Hadley).

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The National League All-Stars used nine pitchers to combine on a three-hit shutout of the American League for a dominating 8-0 win in the 2016 Nicewonger All-Star Classic. The stellar National pitching was matched by a solid error-free defense, a first in SJMSBL All-Star history.

18-year-old youngster Jesse Palafox (Colt .45s) got the start for the Nationals and had only one blemish, a line drive double to the left-center gap by Randy Lashua (Twins). From youngster to veteran, the Nationals wheeled out 63-year-old Superman Mike Denevi (Giants) in the second inning. Denevi also had only one blemish when Rob Born (Indians) fought off an inside pitch for a pop fly single over the shortstop. Dan Karaszewski (Expos) gave up the final American hit in the top of the third, a soft single to left by Shawn Block (San José A's).

Don Chambers (Giants) - being in the right place at the right time - picked up the win when the Nationals broke a scoreless tie with their first run in the bottom of the fourth after Chambers threw a 1-2-3 top of the fourth. Altogether, the Americans were held to 1-2-3 innings four times. 52-year-old perennial All-Star Paul Codiga (Braves) had another solid appearance this year throwing a scoreless 7th.

The American All-Stars had their own solid pitching performances. Shawn Sanford (Yankees) - allowing only a walk - struck out six of the seven he faced in his two innings of work. Ryan Erickson (Yankees) was the only other American pitcher that didn't give up a hit.

The Nationals scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, a misplayed fly to center put Matt Zuvella (Giants) on second base with a double. Zuvella moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a hard line drive single to right by Chris Estrada (Reds).

The Nationals scored another run in the bottom of the fifth. Dwight Washington (Rockies) reached first on a broken bat infield hit. He moved to third when James Parenti's (Pirates) soft grounder to third was thrown past the first baseman. Washington eventually scored on Kyle Fager's (Nationals) line drive single to left.

A two-run rbi double by Chris Chambers (Giants) highlighted the three-run sixth for the Nationals. The Nationals topped off their scoring with a single run in the seventh and two runs in the eighth.

The only American offensive highlight was the Randy Lashua (Twins) line drive double to the left-center field gap in the first inning.

Defensively, the American League was plagued with five errors in the field.

That's it. Another Nicewonger All-Star Classic - named in memoriam for our past umpire-in-chief Dave Nicewonger who lost his battle with cancer in 2011 - is in the books.

Final score - National League 8, American League 0.

American
Hitter AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB K SB SAC
a-Blankenship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Numo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Lashua 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Aochi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Del Real 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Grimaldo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-DeRosa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Grengo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Javier 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Bolen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Chen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Knudsen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Born 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Cecil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Wallach 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Brouse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
a-Block 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Camarena 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Mousa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Dwight 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Ellington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Madden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Acevedo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
a-D Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Sanford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 29 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 10 0 0
National
Hitter AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB K SB SAC
a-Fish 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-M Zuvella 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Goldberg 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
b-T Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-C Chambers 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
b-Estrada 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
a-Lee 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Newman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Snyder 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
b-Melott 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
a-Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
b-Machado 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Parker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
b-Keen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Seaford 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
b-Washington 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Ferracane 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
b-Parenti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Hernandez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Fager 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Evert 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Beeson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
a-Yanez 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
b-Cabada 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 34 8 8 6 1 1 0 3 11 1 1
American
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HBP
Sanford 2.0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Erickson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Madden (L) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1
Ethridge 1.1 2 1 0 0 1 0
Javier 0.1 1 3 3 1 0 1
Del Real 1.2 1 1 0 1 2 0
Kies 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0
Total 8.0 8 8 6 3 11 2
National
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HBP
Palafox 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Denevi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Karaszewski 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
D Chambers (W) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Seaford 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0
O'Brien 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Codiga 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rand 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Newman 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 3 0 0 2 10 1
Umpires
Home Plate - Mike Hodge, 1st Base - John James, 3rd Base - Tony Ortiz

American Roster

Managers, Coaches
Num Name Pos Team
74Kyle MadejManagerTwins
20Jason EthridgeCoachTwins
7José MendozaCoachYankees
11John PardoCoachRoyals
Pitchers
Num Name Pos Team
17Chris BadgerPSan José A's
16Pascual Del RealP, SS, 2BRoyals
22Ryan EricksonPYankees
20Jason EthridgePTwins
23Lorenzo JavierP, 3BYankees
13Joey KiesPTwins
29Pete MaddenP, 3BRed Sox
11John PardoPRoyals
12Shawn SanfordPYankees
Catchers
Num Name Pos Team
22Marck AochiCBlue Jays
5Justin CecilC, 2BAthletics
24Zach DwightC, 3BRed Sox
Infielders
Num Name Pos Team
2Chris Acevedo3B, CRays
8Shawn Block1B, RFSan José A's
6Brandon Bolen1B, OFOrioles
17Rob Born3B, OFIndians
21Brian Brouse2B, OFRoyals
16Bobby Camarena2B, OFMariners
16Tsung-hsien Chen2B, SSYankees
10Jon EllingtonSS, 3BWhite Sox
9Doug Knudsen3B, CAthletics
11Kevin MillerSS, 3BMariners
11Cesar NunoSS, 3BBlue Jays
Outfielders
Num Name Pos Team
12Max BlankenshipLF, RFTwins
5Daniel DeRosaLF, RFIndians
13Frank GrengoRFWhite Sox
24Tomas GrimaldoOF, SSRays
24Randy LashuaCF, RFTwins
24Omar MousaCF, OFOrioles
29Dave SmithLF, RFTigers
25Patrick WallachRF, LFSan José A's

National Roster

Managers, Coaches
Num Name Pos Team
28Mike BoeschManagerGiants
10Matt LabbieCoachColt .45s
44Greg RodriguesCoachBraves
7Jon TreesCoachAstros
Pitchers
Num Name Pos Team
15Don ChambersPGiants
25Paul CodigaPBraves
23Mike DeneviPGiants
25Fernando GonzalezPAstros
12Dan KaraszewskiPExpos
12Liam O'BrienPNationals
11Jesse PalafoxPColt .45s
57Jon RandPColt .45s
11Tim SmithPAstros
21Ray TorresPReds
Catchers
Num Name Pos Team
24James BeesonCBraves
42Chris EstradaCReds
25Kellen LeeCMets
7James ParentiCPirates
Infielders
Num Name Pos Team
26Chris Chambers1BGiants
6Andy EvertSS, 3BBraves
4Kyle Fager3BNationals
8Albert GarciaSSColt .45s
3Steve GoldbergSSReds
6Brandon Hernandez3BRockies
13Jorge Machado1BExpos
13Matt Melott1BColt .45s
6Eddie Newman2B, 3BMets
32Ryan Seaford3B, 1BAstros
11Tim Smith2B, PAstros
44Buddy Snyder1B, CNationals
24Antonio Yanez2B, SSPhillies
Outfielders
Num Name Pos Team
1Vince CabadaCFPhillies
8Mike FerracaneCFExpos
23Justin FishCFPirates
27Erick KeenRF, CFMarlins
7Aaron ParkerLF, RFMarlins
42Dwight WashingtonCFRockies
14Matt ZuvellaCFGiants