The lineup has been finalized for the annual John Parta Home Run Derby at Flour Bluff High School, and it includes Alice slugger Manuel Garcia.
Garcia was among Alice's top hitter this season and each First Team All-District honors in District 30-5A's North Zone.
The annual home run derby is set to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Hornets’ baseball field. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
The annual home run derby awards scholarship money for two Corpus Christi area high school students that will be attending college. Barta was a 2000 Flour Bluff grad that was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006.
John Paul Barta Home Run Derby Participants
• Manuel Garcia, Alice
• Marco De Los Santos, Robstown
• Jordan Martinez, Sinton
• Joseph Tristan, Banquete
• Alex Aitken, Ray
• Marcus Cantu, Moody
• Michael Solis, Gregory-Portland
• Kyle Jackson, Flour Bluff
• Ryan Flores, Carroll
• Cory Banda, Taft
• Jonathon Carillo, Sinton