PHS' Sanchez selected to MVP Baseball national program

PAM BOESCH Correspondent
Plaquemine's Derek Sanchez was recently selected to the national program MVP Baseball and will attend a training program in Omaha that exposes players to coaches and recruiters. 

MVP Baseball, a nationally recognized program focused on promoting and marketing baseball players to college baseball programs on a national level, has selected Derek Sanchez, 18, resident of White Castle and son of Glen and Michelle Sanchez.

Sanchez is the grandson of Gerald and Shirley Gaspard and Bobbie Sanchez and the late Joseph Toe-Toe Sanchez of Paincourtville.

Sanchez played baseball for four years at Plaquemine High School as a first baseman.

Over 120,000 high school seniors compete for this program and Sanchez was selected for one of the 10,000 roster spots.

Sanchez is also the only player selected from the state of Louisiana.

Through this program, Sanchez will attend a training program in Omaha and play among other leading players in the nation.

The program exposes players to leading sporting agents, coaches and college level recruiters.

Some players to have come through the program include Virgil Vasquez, Sean Burroughs, C.J. Wilson, Kevin Howard, Drew Henson, Felipe Lopez, Ben Cordova, Aaron Hicks, Matt Magil, Michael Tonkin, Clark Murphy and Riccio Torrez.