Carmine Lane, a 12-year-old second baseman from Loxahatchee, has been named to the 2014 Power Showcase “Future Stars,” where he will represent Florida in the inaugural Future Stars Showcase.
Lane is a seventh-grade student at Western Academy Charter School and a member of coach Kevin McCluskey’s Palm Beach Sailfish travel team.
The Power Showcase features 120 amateur high school baseball players from 20 countries, with a “Future Stars” division for the top 25 players ages 11 to 13. The upcoming eighth annual Power Showcase All-World/All-American Baseball Classic will be held at Marlins Park in Miami Jan. 2 to Jan. 5.
Lane is also participating in the “Home Runs That Help” program. He has chosen Daniella Parra, a classmate at Western Academy Charter School, who was diagnosed in 2012 with a childhood bone cancer, osteogenic sarcoma, as his HTH buddy. Lane will be seeking pledges for each home run he hits, hoping to bring attention and support for a brighter future for Parra.
Pledging through Lane to sponsor Parra means that every dollar he earns for each home run he hits will go directly to benefit her.
To learn more about the International High School Power Showcase, Home Run Derby, or dates and the official selection process, visit www.powershowcase.com.
To make donations to Lane’s “Home Runs That Help” benefit, visit www.youcaring.com/carminehitsfordaniella.
ABOVE: Carmine Lane with classmate Daniella Parra.