NEW ORLEANS, La. - Loyola University New Orleans baseball players Taylor Domengeaux and Ryan Scott will appear in the Southern States Athletic Conference Inaugural Baseball All-Star Classic this Saturday at Paterson Field in Montgomery, Ala. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for noon.
The event, organized by the SSAC Baseball Coaches Committee and approved as a NAIA Special Event, will feature the top baseball players attending SSAC member institutions who are eligible for the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
Domengeaux, a senior right handed pitcher/shortstop, hit .271 with 4 doubles and 17 RBI. The Hahnville native accounted for six of Loyola’s 19 wins on the mound in 2010. In 12 appearances, Domengeaux had a team high three complete games and struck out 36 in 62 innings pitched.
Scott, a senior leftfielder from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, led Loyola in 2010 in batting average (.378), runs scored (35), doubles (17), walks (49), and RBI (45).
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Taylor and Ryan to be seen in front of Major League scouts, while representing our program at the All-Star Classic,” said Loyola head coach Gerald Cassard. “We look forward to sending many more players to this event in the future.”
Details on the All-Star Classic are as follows:
East vs. West (all times CST)
10AM - 12 Noon - Position Player Workouts (60 yard dash, batting practice, and full infield/outfield)
12 Noon - 3 PM - East vs. West Game 1 (9 Inning Game)
3 PM - 6 PM - East vs. West Game 2 (9 Inning Game)
The City of Montgomery will be donating the facilities and the SSAC and Auburn University at Montgomery will handle the personnel required to conduct the tournament. Proceeds will be given to a charity as chosen by the City of Montgomery, the NAIA, and the SSAC.
This event is made possible in part to the SSAC's Primary and Founding partners. These sponsors will be involved in this event in a manner similar to their involvement with SSAC championship events and on SSAC member institution's campuses for regular season contests. The Primary and Founding Sponsors of the SSAC are: Musco Lighting, Mississippi Gulf Coast, OnePath Systems and National Management Resources Corporation.