Alonso's Fernandez has eventful week at AFLAC All-American Game



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Mon. August 16, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Alonso senior right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez is coming home from this week's Aflac All-American Game, one of the nation's top showcase all-star games for rising high school seniors, with some hardware.

Fernandez threw one inning in Sunday's game at San Diego's PETCO Park, pitching for the East team in its 5-3 win, reaching 95 mph on the radar gun.

Before the game, Fernandez also won the Perfect Game Nick Adenhart Award, which is presented to the player who "that best exemplifies the overall spirit and character of a true Aflac All-American."

The award is named after former Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, a 2003 Aflac All-American who was killed in a car accident last season hours after making his major league debut. This is the second year of the award.

Fernandez was presented the award by Sonya Pankey, granddaughter of Jackie Robinson, and Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson, the Aflac All-American Classic’s honorary chairman.

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