New Balance Player of the Day: Aug. 5

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The defensive star for the first day of games at the 2012 Area Code Games was Kansas City Royals outfielder Ryan Littlefield, who made a diving snow-cone catch as he sprinted toward the right field line to save a run, although his Royals team lost 6-1 to the Oakland A’s.

With that type of athleticism, it's no surprise the 6-foot-3 senior-to-be from W.F. West (Chehalis, Wash.) is also All-Conference in football and basketball.

Littlefield, who has yet to make a college choice, hit .397 with 15 home runs and 79 RBI as a junior this spring.

New Balance honors the players who “Grind and Shine” and know how to play the game the right way … every play