Ghi Ho Ghim: Wellesley's Baseball Barnstormer

Multi-talented athlete playing in two national tournaments in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

After suffering a disappointing early elimination in the Williamsport Little League Baseball Tournament with the Wellesley North All Stars, Ghi Ho Ghim didn't put down his baseball bat or glove.

The multi-talented young pitcher, catcher, first baseman and designated hitter has been doing it all for multiple teams, including Wellesley's 13-year-old entry in the Lou Tompkins League as well as a couple elite AAU baseball programs.

While Ghim won't be living every Little Leaguers fantasy of playing in Williamsport in August, Ghim could still claim a baseball championship in Pennsylvania this month with the Eastern Mass. All-Stars Under-12 entry in the Elite Championship Tournament of Baseball.

Ghim's team won its first three games, giving up only eight runs in the process and sit atop the Pool A standings going into today's final day of competition. The team opened play with a 6-4 win over the Skippack Stars in the first game of the tournament on Friday then followed that up with a 10-1 win over the Tri Township Titans Saturday morning and a 4-3 win over the Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy Stealth in the afternoon.

Three wins today will give Ghim another baseball championship to add to his ever-growing collection. The All-Stars face the Back Mountain Bombers at 11:30 a.m. today with the winner facing either the West End Outlaws or the Montco Mustangs in a 2 p.m. tournament semifinal. The 10th Anniversary ECTB Nation Championship game will be held at 5:15 tonight at Bally Fire Co. Field 1 in Bally, PA.

Win or lose, that won't end the tournament baseball for Ghim this week, as he will be changing uniforms and heading to South Carolina to join his Legends AAU teammates for the Cal Ripken 2010 Myrtle Beach National Tournament at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Ghim's 12U Navy Team has gone 28-1 this year while winning four of the previous five tournaments they've competed in.

Batting cleanup, Ghim has put up some gaudy numbers for the North Shore based squad, hitting .519 (40-for-77) while leading the team with six doubles. Ghim's five triples, six home runs and 50 RBIs are all only one behind Andrew Altar's team-leading totals.

Ghim doesn't only do it with his bat either, boasting a 3-0 record and a 2.32 earned run average in 20 2/3 innings of work, having allowed only eight earned runs on a dozen hits while walking 10 and striking out 20.

Ghim has been working hard on his pitching under the watchful eye of Salem native and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim prospect Tim Keily. Keily is currently among the Angels potential late season call-ups enjoying a successful season with the Angels' Triple-A, Pacific Coast League affiliate Salt Lake Bees.


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