Mark Brissey, a third baseman from Batesville Junior High School, has been named to the 13th annual Power Showcase All-American Team, according to a press release.
The 13th annual World Power Showcase will be held in Miami at Marlins Park Dec. 27-31. The event features the most prolific amateur players from around the world and provides the perfect center-stage opportunity in which to demonstrate their skill-sets in a major league stadium, according to the release.
Brissey will represent Arkansas during the event’s Home Run Derby that will feature top amateur power hitting prospects from around the world and during the All-American Classic Game.
In June, Brissey’s team won the 11-year old Major United States Specialty Sports Association Arkansas state championship in a tournament hosted in Fort Smith. Brissey was selected to the All-Tournament team.
During the regular season, with 135 plate appearances, Brissey batted .560 with 63 RBIs, 17 home runs and six strikeouts. Next season, Brissey will play for the Jonesboro-based Rawlings Tigers and will travel to Cooperstown, N.Y. in June 2019 to play in Cooperstown Dreams Park.
To learn more about the Power Showcase, visit powershowcase.com.