Medina’s Fry receives special diamond invite

Contributed Story Posted 18 August 2017 at 10:44 am

Contributed Photo – Brian Fry

Medina High freshman shortstop Brian Fry has been selected to participate in the 12th annual World Power Showcase which will be held at Marlins Park in Miami December 27-31.

Fry will compete in the Babe Ruth Classic Game which, along with a Major League Baseball (MLB) Scout Day, highlights the five day event allowing participants to demonstrate their diamond skills in front of baseball’s top evaluators. He will also represent New York in the Home Run Derby.

Each player was selected for the Showcase based on their abilities, power, scout references and high school and showcase tournament performances.

“I’ can’t wait,” said Fry. “I’ve dreamt of playing professional baseball like my dad since I was a little kid and receiving this honor gives me a chance to learn and play with the best in baseball.

His dad, Brian, was drafted by Cincinnati and played in the Reds organization.

Fry, who has played on the Medina varsity squad since seventh grade, plays travel ball with the Titans Baseball organization year round. The Titans traveled out of state this summer to compete in large tournaments along the east coast, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Fry had a fielding average of .924, including turning 24 double plays, and a batting average of .340 including 15 extra base hits,  for the Titans which compiled a 47-15-1 summer season record.