Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hernandez chosen to play baseball tournament in Hawaii

November 30, 2006

Lansing High junior Kris Hernandez has been selected to represent Kansas at the 2007 King Kamehameha Baseball Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The tournament, which is sponsored by Elite Sports International, will take place June 12-19.

Matt Tramel, head baseball coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, will coach the Kansas team at the showcase event against teams from other states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado. Tramel extended an invitation to Hernandez to be a part of Kansas' 12-man roster. As many as 20 college coaches are expected to be on hand during the tournament to scout players.

In addition to playing baseball, the players' weeklong schedule includes a sightseeing tour at Pearl Harbor, a visit to the island of Oahu, shopping trips and plenty of time at the beach.

Hernandez is no stranger to summertime baseball. A pitcher, first baseman and right fielder throughout his career, Hernandez spent last summer playing baseball for the Lansing Reds. After a slow start, the Reds finished with a flurry by winning the Class A Zone Tournament.

The Current will take a closer look at Hernandez' trip this summer.

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