A Very Proud Moment for the Urban Youth Academy–November 14, 2007

AREA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS WHO HAVE TRAINED AT MLB URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY TO SIGN COLLEGE LETTERS OF INTENT:

Seven Southern California area high school players who have trained at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy will sign college letters of intent Wednesday with their respective schools.

Name, High School, Hometown, College

Anthony Gose – Bellflower High School – Bellflower – Arizona

Jamaal Grimes – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ray Hanson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Kyle Higashioka – Edison High School – Huntington Beach – UC Berkeley

Jordan Hinshaw – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ricky Oropesa – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga – USC

Zach Wilson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Matt Akiyama- Bishop Montgomery-Torrance-Cal State University Bakersfield U

WHERE: Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy El Camino College, Compton Center 901 East Artesia Blvd. Compton, Calif. 90221 310-763-3479

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m.

For additional information about the Academy or upcoming clinics and seminars, please call the hotline at (310) 763-3479, or visit http://www.youthbaseballacademy.com/

(a special thanks to Ben Platt from MLB.COM for 2 of the pictures)

(left to right): Ray Hanson, Zach Wilson, Ricky Oropesa, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose, Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw (click on pictures to enlarge)

  (left to right): Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw, Ray Hanson, Ricky Oropesa, Zach Wilson, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose

  (left to right): Kenny Landreaux; Academy Instructor, Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw, Ray Hanson, Ricky Oropesa, Doug Takaragawa; Academy Coordinator/Scouting, Zach Wilson, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose, Darrell Miller, Academy Director

  Zach Wilson Ricky Oropesa Ray Hanson Matt Akiyama Kyle Higashioka Jordan Hinshaw Jamaal Grimes Anthony Gose

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