OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior baseball player Chris Ward has been chosen for the City County All Star baseball game on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Chukchansi Park, confirms the school’s athletic director, Rusty Oetinger.
For the City County game, the number one position player is selected by the coach and is voted on by all coaches in the league.
Ward led the league in batting average of .472, hit two home runs, 19 stolen bases, .731 slugging, .531 on base percentage, 43 hits, 19 RBI and 38 runs scored. He helped lead the Badgers to their winningest season in a very long time.
“He has been an outstanding ball player and great student while attending high school,” says head coach James Gillaspy.
“A three-year starter at the varsity level, he led the North Sequoia League in almost every offensive category and played great defense for us all year.”
Coach Gillaspy says Ward has a competitive nature that goes back to when he was a kid in little league, and predicts that will stay with him through his baseball career and life. Chris will be attending Cuesta College in fall to continue his baseball career.
“I am proud of him for never giving up, working hard and being a player and person that his peers look up to.”
Photos by Terri Anderson and Jason Pierce
Tickets to the City County All Star baseball game, sponsored in part by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, are $10 each.