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Mitchell ace Cobi Johnson to play in Rawlings Perfect Game All-American Classic on Aug. 11
Posted Jul 17, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Mitchell ace Cobi Johnson is going to have a busy month of August.
Not only will the Florida State commit be preparing for his senior year, but he’ll be playing in now two games that highlight some of the nation’s best high school baseball players.
Johnson was selected to represent the East team in the Rawlings Perfect Game All-American Classic, which will be played Aug. 11 in San Diego at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
“Honored to be named a @PGAllAmerican! Very grateful for this opportunity. #EastSquad,” Johnson tweeted Wednesday evening.
Johnson was the only player from the Tampa Bay area picked on a selection show on Wednesday evening and will be part of a 25-man roster that will play a West team comprised of the same number of players.
Johnson will also play in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, which is Aug. 24 at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field.
Johnson joins some prestigious Perfect Game alum. In the past, now Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (2004) and former Alonso and current Miami Marlins All Star Jose Fernandez (2010) have also played in the All-American Classic.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4 catcher, infielder and pitcher, was named Sunshine Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year after helping lead the Mustangs (24-6) to the program’s first region final that it eventually lost to King. Johnson was also named the Tampa Tribune‘s Pasco County Baseball Player of the Year.
Johnson was both stellar at the plate and on the mound for the Mustangs, batting .426 with 43 hits, 41 runs scored, 34 RBIs, 16 doubles and two homers and going 10-2 with 1.68 ERA and 103 strikeouts as a pitcher.
Correspondent Jarrett Guthrie contributed to this report.