Recalling the 1981 Mini All-Star contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 July 2021 at 3:41 pm

Contributed Photos – AMERICAN ALL-STARS – All-Star games have long been a highlight of local youth baseball league seasons. Shown here from just 40 years ago are the American and National Division teams from the 1981 Medina Mini League All-Star game which was won by the American squad 11-3. The American All-Stars lineup included, in front, Cliff Carpenter, Jeff Webster, Scott Edwards, Shannon Parker, Jeff Stockwell, Dan O’Brien, Vernon Wingfield, Jeff Boring, Joe Fuller and R.J. Morgan. In the middle row are Mike Maak, Jim Ambrose, Jason Bensley, Tobert Studi, Richie Beyer, Chris Carpenter, Jimmy Viza, Mike Farman and Ted Wade. In back are coaches Don Bensley, Dave Webster, Dave Green and Marvin Wingfield.

NATIONAL ALL-STARS – In front are Brett Decker, Chuck Scharping, Mike Higgins, Jerry Solazzo, Todd Hughes, Scott Bieliski, Paul Valley, Ken Dunn, Brian Fry, Steve Maier and George Martinez. In back are Coach Fats Piedmont, Scott Lembke, Coach Tom Valley, Ken Snyder, Jim Snyder, Bill Mengel, Mike Carey, Scott Dennis, Chris Creasey, Pete Igoe, Mark Prawel and Coach Larry Decker.