Marian Catholic Baseball Players Contend in Annual Classic at Sox Park

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Baseball players from Marian Catholic participated in the Annual Double Duty Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, Ill. (July 25, 2018) – Marian Catholic baseball players took the opportunity to play in an annual classic game at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Double Duty Classic (DDC). The Chicago White Sox hold the event to celebrate the history and tradition of Negro League baseball in Chicago while also promoting the next generation of inner-city baseball players. The game was played on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Jermaine Dye, Pierce Jones, Angelo Cantello
Jermaine Dye, center, with Pierce Jones ’19 (Chicago), left, and Angelo Cantelo ’19 (Blue Island). (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

The game featured the best inner-city high school players dressed in retro East-West All-Star uniforms, honoring past Negro Leaguers and those who played in the historic game at Old Comiskey Park. Angelo Cantelo ’19 (Blue Island), Pierce Jones ’19 (Chicago), and Cameron Bufford ’19 (South Holland) represented Marian Catholic High School in the game.

Pierce Jones, Jermaine Dye, autograph, Guaranteed Rate Field, Sox Park
Pierce Jones ’19 (Chicago) gets Jermain Dye’s autograph at Guaranteed Rate Field. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Jones, a Northern Illinois commit, received the honor of catching the ceremonial first pitch thrown by 2005 World Series Most Valuable Player and White Sox ambassador, Jermaine Dye. Additionally, Cantelo, who started for the East team as a designated hitter and plays catcher/first baseman for Marian Catholic baseball, received the Minnie Miñoso Most Valuable Player Award.

Cameron Bufford, batter up, Guaranteed Rate Field
Cameron Bufford ’19 (South Holland) at bat at the annual classic at Guaranteed Rate Field. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Angelo Cantello, Annual Double Duty Classic, Guaranteed Rate Field, annual classic
Angelo Cantelo ’19 (Blue Island), catcher/first baseman for Marian Catholic baseball, takes in the moment at the Annual Double Duty Classic. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

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