- Andrew McCutchen Sets AFLAC All-American Record with Four Hits -
ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ike Davis (Scottsdale,
Ariz.) earned Most Valuable Player honors at the second annual AFLAC All-
American High School Baseball Classic at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md., as
the West Team defeated the East Team, 4-2 in front of a crowd of 4,006. Davis
hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the second inning to give the West
Team a 2-1 lead. The complete AFLAC All-American Baseball Classic box score
is available at http://www.aflacallamerican.com/Media/
Andrew McCutchen (Fort
Meade, Fla.) led the East offensive attack with four hits, setting a new AFLAC
All-American record. Starring on the mound for the West was Ryan Tucker
(Temple City, Calif.) who posted a scoreless first inning, and escaped from a
bases-loaded jam. Cameron Maybin, John Drennen (San Diego, Calif.), Brett
Wallace (Sonoma, Calif.) and Ben Booker (Bruceville, Texas) also set new a new
AFLAC All-American record, recording two stolen bases each. In all, nine East
pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts, including three from Sean O'Sullivan's
(El Cajon, Calif.). Nine West pitchers also combined for 14 strikeouts, with
Shane Funk (Panama City, Fla.) striking out three batters as well.
Jordan Danks, the star outfielder from Round Rock High School (Round Rock,
Texas) won the second annual AFLAC All-American Home Run Derby to beat Cameron
Maybin (Arden, N.C.). Danks had a total of six home runs over the two rounds,
while Maybin smashed four balls out of the park. The official charity for the
Home Run Derby is CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.
The 2004 AFLAC All-American Baseball Classic raised $60,000 for the
division of pediatric oncology at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the
game's official charity, as part of AFLAC's ongoing commitment to support
research and treatment of pediatric cancer.
Last night at the AFLAC All-American Awards dinner, Justin Upton
(Chesapeake, Va.) won the inaugural Jackie Robinson Award as the AFLAC
National High School Player of the Year. Upton was presented with the award
by Rachel Robinson, the wife of the late Hall of Fame Baseball Player Jackie
The top 40 high school players from across the nation were selected by
Baseball America and Perfect Game USA to form this year's AFLAC All-American
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accounts. The company insures one out of four Japanese households and is the
largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual insurance policies in
force. In January 2004, AFLAC was included in Fortune magazine's list of "The
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