This summer Montana Ramirez and Walter Harris played in IMG Academy’s summer high school wood bat league in Bradenton, Fl. The six-week program attracted 90 boys from across the U.S. and 16 countries. It was open to players from 15 to 19 years old entering their sophomore year of high school through their freshman year in college.
Ramirez, a junior at Western Christian High School in Upland, was a batting average leader from the start and finished the season with a .449 batting average, the second highest in the league. Harris, a junior at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, was a pitching stat leader throughout the season, including in the categories of wins, runs allowed, strikeouts, WHIP and walks. Harris was awarded MVP for the championship game, leading in innings pitched and strikeouts, overcoming a 5 to 0 deficit, and allowing only one unearned run in 5 2/3 innings.
Ramirez and Harris were invited to play in IMG’s All-Star tournament in October.
Submitted by Robin HARRIS