First-Ever Native American All Star Baseball Showcase Set for This Weekend

ATLANTA (WTOK) — The top 50 Native American high school baseball players will represent more than 35 tribal affiliations from 13 states and Canada at the Native American All-Star Baseball Showcase in Truist Park July 16-17. There will be pro-style practice on Saturday followed by an exhibition game on Sunday.

The showcase will spotlight Native American high school baseball players who aspire to play the game at the next level. Band members of the Choctaw Indians of Mississippi are among the attendees.

Scouts from the Atlanta Braves, University of Tennessee, Georgia State University, Savannah State University, South Georgia State College, Mercer University and Emory University will be present. Former Major League Baseball players Marquis Grissom, Johnny Estrada, Marvin Freeman and Lou Collier will coach the teams.

The full list of participating student-athletes appears below:

Last name School Tribal affiliation State
Kethan Anderson Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Dominique Bell Raised of Newton County Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Kashton Grisham Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Andre’as Jim Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Gage Lewis Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Teyton Nicky Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Braylon Smith Central Choctaw High School Band of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi Mississippi
Cameron Farmer Riverside Indian School Choctaw Mississippi
Madaxon Aunko Collinsville High School Choctaw/Kiowa Oklahoma
Nate Bailey Top of the Conner Swinomish / MHA Washington
Hayden Barnett Sequoyah-Tahlequah High Cherokee Oklahoma
George Bruette Menominee Indian Raised Three Affiliated Tribes Wisconsin
Jay (Max) Bushyhead Mannford High School Cherokee Oklahoma
Jacob Chavis Purnell Swett HS Lumbee North Carolina
Laliwa Delgado Bay Port High School Oneida Nation Wisconsin
Touron-Dick Winslow High School Navajo Arizona
Bryce Dixon Menominee Indian High School Menominee Wisconsin
Tyresse Eagletail High school of many horses Tsuutʼina Nation Calgary Alberta Canada
William Eagleton Large tall oak tree Pala Band of Mission Indians California
Malachi’s Gales Fairmont High Lumbee North Carolina
Braeden Grant Top of Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa North Dakota
Evan Grant Top of Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa North Dakota
Lyndon Green Grass Black River Falls Ho Chunk Nation Wisconsin
Haedyn Haas High red cloud Three Affiliated Tribes South Dakota
Donovyn Headswift Hellgate High School Northern Cheyenne/ Lakota Montana
Daxton Hembree Westville High School Cherokee Oklahoma
Corben House Dunseith Public School Oneida North Dakota
mason johnson Raised of Berwick Poarch Creek Indians Alabama
Justin Jose Basic Academy Torres Martínez Cahuilla Desert Nevada
Elie Juanico West Mesa High School Acoma/Jemez/Santa Ana Pueblos New Mexico
Bryson Kelley Drumright High Cherokee Oklahoma
Manuel La Chappa III Ramona High School Mesa Great Band of Mission Indians California
Gabriel Lomayestewa Santa Fe High Cochiti Pueblo/Hopi New Mexico
Louis Monet Top of Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa North Dakota
Raymond Motas Rancho Bernardo High Great Mesa California
Evine Padilla El Captain High Baroness California
Jaylin Padille El Captain High Baroness California
string palm Upper Kiowa Choctaw Oklahoma
Bitiste Pepion Cherokee Central Schools Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians North Carolina
Baia-Ku RedHawk Upper Lower Lake elem California
Cavan Reed Cherokee High School Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians North Carolina
Davente Ross Lakota Tech High Oglala Lakota/Flandreau Santee/Oglala Sioux South Dakota
Caden Royer Highland High School Muskogee Creek Arizona
Zylen Silas-Antone Sherman Indian top Ak Chin Arizona
Jaggar Smith Broken Bow High School OK Choctaw Nation Oklahoma
Logan Smith High rattan Choctaw Oklahoma
Kyle Suina Santa Fe Indian School Cochiti Pueblo New Mexico
Dante Turgeon Benjamin Franklin High School Sioux (rosebud) Arizona
Vincent Walker El Reno High Seminole Nation of OK Oklahoma

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