By STEVE KRAH
Downtown South Bend will be the site as some of the best high school baseball the state has to offer gather for the 2018 Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Series.
Activities are planned for Friday through Sunday, July 20-22 at Four Winds Field — home of the Midwest League’s South Bend Cubs. The stadium is at 501 W. South St.
On July 20, teams will practice at Four Winds (North 1:15 to 3 p.m. EST and South 3 to 4:45) and have a 7 p.m. banquet in the Great Room at Century Center featuring guest speaker Greg Kloosterman. Century Center is at 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
There will also be the annual IHSBCA Junior Showcase from 9 a.m. EST to 1 p.m.
The North and South clash in a doubleheader on July 21 and a single wood-bat game July 22.
On July 21, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to greet fans and players beginning at 11 a.m. EST. The IHSBCA will honor two founders — Jim Reinebold and Ken Schreiber — prior to first pitch around noon.
Martin’s Supermarkets will provide box lunches to the teams between games. After the second game, players will be treated to pizza but can eat elsewhere in the South Bend-Mishawaka area with their families.
Peggs in downtown South Bend will feed the players breakfast.
On July 22, the game is slated for noon EST with players wearing their high school uniforms.
Game admission is $5 each day and the banquet is $25 ($15 for 10-and-under) — all payable at the door.
Commemorative T-shirts will sell for $10 and $15 apiece depending on size.
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel South Bend will house players, coaches and the IHSBCA leadership. The hotel is at 123 N. St. Joseph St.
Most parents and fans will stay at Aloft Hotels South Bend or Courtyard By Marriott South Bend-Mishawaka.
The all-star rosters below reflect players who have accepted invitations. Some may not be able to play because of injury.
Elkhart Central’s Steve Stutsman will be head coach for the North squad.
The South’s coaching staff will be headed by New Palestine’s Shawn Lyons.
New Level Broadcasting plans to webcast throughout the all-star weekend with remotes at the Junior Showcase noon to 1 p.m., practice 1 to 2 p.m. and banquet 7 p.m. on July 20 and games 11 a.m. pregame on July 21 and 11:30 a.m. pregame on July 22. The broadcast team will be Bob Stambazze, Craig Wallen, Mark Lowry and Mike Ganger.
2018 IHSBCA NORTH/SOUTH
(At South Bend)
Chandler Banic (LaPorte)
Robbie Berger (John Glenn)
Ryan Bolda (Crown Point)
Tyler Bothwell (Boone Grove)
Ashton Guyer (Western)
Ethan Larason (Maconaquah)
Jake Marin (Lafayette Central Catholic)
Riley Perlich (Fort Wayne Carroll)
Austin Peterson (Chesterton)
Sullivan Swingley (Yorktown)
Alex Voss (South Bend St. Joseph)
Landon Weins (Frankton)
Kollyn All (McCutcheon)
Alec Brunson (DeKalb)
Hayden Jones (Fort Wayne Carroll)
Jay Hammel (South Newton)
Pat Mills (Western)
Eric Doyle (Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger)
Justin Graves (Lake Central)
Payton Kerr (Penn)
Benji Nixon (Plymouth)
Riley Hershberger (Logansport)
Matt Meyer (Westfield)
Ian McCutcheon (Huntington North)
Tyler Owens (Noblesville)
Hayden Schott (Culver Academies)
Clay Thompson (Andrean)
Wes Transier (Oak Hill)
Steve Stutsman (Elkhart Central)
Steve Asbury (Elkhart Central)
Shane Edwards (Oak Hill)
John Huemmer (Mishawaka)
Ryan Fagan (Oak Hill)
Luke Albright (Fishers)
Jake Andriole (Guerin Catholic)
Drew Hasson (Columbus East)
Cameron Holycross (Lapel)
Carter Lohman (Hamilton Southeastern)
Sam Meek (Hauser)
Zach Messinger (Castle)
Matthew Panagouleas (South Vermillion)
Alan Perry (Seymour)
Joey Weller (Union County)
Zyon Avery (Ben Davis)
Lucas McNew (Borden)
Dillon Olejnik (Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter)
Ethan English (Jeffersonville)
Chase Hug (Pike)
Aaron Beard (Tecumseh)
Case Eisenhut (Northeast Dubois)
Sam Steimel (Sullivan)
Craig Yoho (Fishers)
Riley Bertram (Zionsville)
Trever Zink (Forest Park)
Eli Helton (Lawrenceburg)
Caleb Meeks (Evansville Memorial)
Ryan Robison (New Albany)
Chase Springmeyer (Greensburg)
Tyler Finke (Columbus North)
Shawn Lyons (New Palestine)
Jason Combs (Decatur Central)
Zach Payne (Lanesville)
Curt Welch (Castle)
Anna Roberts (South Bend St. Joseph)