AURORA | David Peterson’s summer of baseball will take him to San Diego and Chicago in the coming weeks.

The highly-touted Regis Jesuit High School left-handed pitcher is in California for the Perfect Game All-American Classic, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. MT Sunday at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

Peterson — a 6-foot-6, 220-pound University of Oregon commitment who helped the Raiders to a 12-5 record in the fall — was chosen for the Perfect Game showcase during a July 17 selection show. He is the only Colorado player in the game, which features a mix of 51 players from across the country separated into East and West squads.

In a few weeks, Peterson heads to Chicago to take part in the Under Armour All-American Game on Aug. 24 at venerable Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Peterson was selected to the Under Armour game in January, following a path also taken by another Regis Jesuit prospect — outfielder Connor McKay — in 2010.

Two former Grandview High School stars also played in the Under Armour Game, as former ace pitcher Kevin Gausman — who made his Major League Baseball debut this season with the Baltimore Orioles — took part in 2009 and rising New York Yankees prospect Greg Bird played in 2010.

This season’s Under Armour game — scheduled for 12:30 p.m. MT on Aug. 24 — features 36 of the country’s top prep players divided into American and National League teams.

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Aug. 11, Petco Park, San Diego


No. 7 Justin Bellinger 1B (St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, Mass.); No. 12 Dylan Cease RHP (Milton H.S., Milton, Ga.); No. 11 Michael Chavis IF (Sprayberry H.S., Marietta, Ga.); No. 2 Carl Chester OF (Lake Brantley H.S., Longwood, Fla.); No. 23 Reese Cooley OF/IF (Fleming Island H.S., Orange Park, Fla.); No. 6 Braxton Davidson OF (TC Roberson HS, Arden. N.C.); No. 4 Greg Deichmann IF (Brother Martin H.S., Metairie, La.); No. 10 Ti’Quan Forbes IF (Columbia H.S., Columbia, Miss.); No. 33 Joe Gatto RHP (St. Augustine Prep, Hammonton, N.J.); No. 3 Michael Gettys OF (Gainesville H.S., Gainesville, Ga.); No. 5 Nick Gordon IF/RHP (Olympia H.S., Orlando, Fla.); No. 50 Foster Griffing LHP (The First Academy H.S., Orlando, Fla.); No. 14 Grant Holmes RHP (Conway H.S., Conway, S.C.); No. 21 Cobi Johnson RHP (JW Mitchell H.S., Holiday, Fla.); No. 34 Kel Johnson OF (Home schooled, Dalmetto, Ga.); No. 19 Mac Marshall LHP (Parkview H.S., Lilburn, Ga.); No. 44 Gareth Morgan OF (Vaughan Road Academy, Toronto, Canada); No. 45 Keven Pimentel RHP (Montverde Academy, Wading River, N.Y.); No. 24 Sean Reid-Foley RHP (Sandalwood H.S., Jacksonville, Fla.); No. 31 Benito Santiago C (Coral Springs Christian Academy, Coral Springs, Fla.); No. 42 Justus Sheffield LHP (Tullahoma H.S., Tullahoma, Tenn.); No. 77 Devin Smeltzer LHP (Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Voorhees, N.J.); No. 0 Justin Smith OF (Bartram Trail H.S., St. John’s, Fla.); No. 20 Touki Toussaint RHP (Coral Springs Christian Academy (Coral Springs, Fla.); No. 25 Chase Vallot C (St. Thomas More H.S., Lafayette, La.)


No. 15 Brady Aiken LHP (Cathedral Catholic H.S., Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Calif.); No. 12 Sean Bouchard IF (Cathedral Catholic H.S., San Diego, Calif.); No. 9 Bryce Carter C (Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa, Okla.); No. 24 Darius Day OF (Simeon Career Academy, Chicago, Ill.); No. 27 Jack Flaherty IF (Harvard Westlake, Studio City, Calif.); No. 33 Stone Garrett OF (George Ranch H.S., Sugar Land, Texas); No. 7 Jacob Gatewood IF (Clovis H.S., Clovis, Calif.); No. 3 Monte’ Harrison OF (Lee’s Summit West H.S., Lee’s Summit, Mo.); No. 25 Derek Hill OF (Elk Grove H.S., Sacramento, Calif.); No. 19 Scott Hurst OF (Bishop Amat Memorial H.S., Glendora, Calif.); No. 10 Alex Jackson C (Rancho Bernardo H.S., San Diego, Calif.); No. 2 Trenton Kemp OF (Buchanan H.S., Clovis, Calif.); No. 34 Tyler Kolek RHP (Shepherd H.S., Shepherd, Texas); No. 5 Michael Kopech RHP (Mountain Pleasant H.S., Mount Pleasant, Texas); No. 13 Jon Littrell OF (Stillwater H.S., Stillwater, Okla.); No. 11 Keaton McKinney RHP (Ankeny H.S., Iowa); No. 16 Kodi Medeiros LHP (Waiakea H.S., Hilo, Hawaii); No. 43 Bryce Montes de Oca RHP (Lawrence H.S., Lawrence, Kan.); No. 22 Brandon Murray RHP (Hobart H.S., Hobart, Ind.); No. 14 Luis Ortiz RHP (Sanger H.S., Sanger, Calif.); No. 28 DJ Peters OF/1B (Glendora H.S., Glendora, Calif.); NO. 30 DAVID PETERSON LHP (REGIS JESUIT H.S., AURORA, CO.); No. 1 Jakson Reetz C/RHP (Norris H.S., Hickman, Neb.); No. 32 Zack Shannon OF/RHP (Anderson H.S., Cincinnati, Ohio); No. 23 Cameron Verga RHP (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Loveland, Ohio); No. 8 Marcus Wilson OF (Junipero Serra H.S., Los Angeles, Calif.)

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...