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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2000

Oilers' Garcia named summer All-American

Danny Garcia, a mainstay at second base over the past two seasons for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League, has been selected to Baseball America's summer All-American team.

Garcia, the only player from the ABL selected to the team this year, batted .387 for the Oilers this season. Garcia notched 55 hits, scored 45 runs and drove in 33 more. He hit nine doubles, four triples and five home runs and stole 25 bases. All that, and he struck out only 18 times in 142 at bats.

Garcia's selection as a summer All-American comes in addition to earning laurels as the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Tournament MVP and top second baseman. Garcia also was named to the National Baseball Congress World Series All-Tournament team, slugging the Oilers to their ranking as the series' top offensive team.

Hockey referees needed

A seminar for anyone interested in refereeing hockey this season will take place Sunday at the Soldotna Sports Center. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The seminar will include on-ice instruction, so participants need to bring skates, a helmet and a whistle. Annual attendance at a seminar is required for certification as a hockey referee at all levels. Women and men ages 12 and older are encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available at Redline Sports or participants may register at the seminar.



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