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GreenJackets send six players to the 2013 All-Star Game

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AUGUSTA, GA – Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, announced the rosters for the 54th Annual SAL All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Leading the way for the Southern Division are the Augusta GreenJackets who are sending six players to Lakewood, N.J. Starters Chris Stratton and Martin Agosta, reliever Tyler Mizenko, third baseman Mitch Delfino, center fielder Jesus Galindo and shortstop Matt Duffy will represent the GreenJackets in the All-Star game on June 18 at FirstEnergy Park. In addition to six players, Augusta will also send hitting coach Hector Borg.

Stratton has a 6-3 record through 10 games while holding a 3.77 ERA. In his 59.2 innings, the San Francisco Giants' first round draft pick has recorded 63 strikeouts.

Agosta is leading the GreenJackets' starters with a 2.47 ERA. He has a 5-2 record through 10 games, and has fanned 71 batters in his 54.2 innings. Agosta's 71 strikeouts ranks third in the SAL.

Having a near perfect first half on the mound is closer Mizenko. He boasts a 0.73 ERA and has given up just two runs in his 24.2 innings of work. Adding to his impressive season, Mizenko is second in the SAL with 13 saves.

Delfino leads the GreenJackets with five home runs, two of which were grand slams. He also leads the team with 36 RBI in 220 at-bats.

The GreenJackets leadoff hitter, Galindo, is second on the team with a .297 batting average. But it's on the bases where Galindo really shines. He ranks third in the SAL with 29 stolen bases and has only been caught six times.

Duffy leads the team in both batting average with a .298 and walks with 33. He also is second on the team with 28 RBI and three home runs.

The Savannah Sand Gnats will send five players, the Asheville tourists are providing four players, both the Charleston RiverDogs and Rome Braves are contributing three players and the Lexington Legends and Greenville Drive will both send two players.

Savannah's manager, Luis Rojas, will manage the Southern Division and Savannah's pitching coach Frank Viola will join Rojas.

For the Northern Division, the Hickory Crawdads, West Virginia Power and Hagerstown Suns each placed six players on the roster. The Kannapolis Intimidators, Greensboro Grasshoppers and Lakewood BlueClaws contribute two players. The Delmarva Shorebirds contribute one player to the Northern Division roster.

"We have a great selection of players and a great stadium to showcase the event," Krupa said. "Each year, the expectations are raised and each year the host club meets or exceeds them.  Co-owner Joe Finley, General Manager Brandon Marano and the staff in Lakewood have been working for more than a year in order to live up to that tradition and host one of the great events on our baseball calendar."

          A variety of events have been scheduled in Lakewood along with the SAL All-Star Game.  On Monday, June 17th, there will be an opportunity for fans to get autographs from and pictures with the SAL All-Stars at FirstEnergy Park, followed by a Celebrity Hitting Contest, featuring talent from TV, professional sports, entertainment and more.  On Tuesday June 18th, the Class of 2013 SAL Hall of Fame inductees will be honored in a pre-game ceremony and the first pitch of the 2013 SAL All-Star Game is scheduled at 7:05pm.  More information can be found on the website of the Lakewood BlueClaws at www.blueclaws.com/allstar.

 

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2013 South Atlantic League All-Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHERN DIVISION

 

MANAGER

 

Tripp Keister

Hagerstown

COACH

 

Mickey Morandini

Lakewood

COACH

 

Franklin Bravo

Hagerstown

 

 

 

 

PITCHERS

 

CJ Edwards

Hickory

 

 

Orlando Castro

West Virginia

 

Josh Hader

Delmarva

 

 

Tyler Glasnow

West Virginia

 

 

Frankie Reed

Greensboro

 

 

Steven Inch

Lakewood

 

 

Robert Benincasa

Hagerstown

 

 

Dixon Anderson

Hagerstown

 

 

Alex Claudio

Hickory

 

 

Ivan Pineyro

Hagerstown

 

 

 

 

CATCHERS

 

Chace Numata

Lakewood

 

 

Jorge Alfaro

Hickory

 

 

Pedro Severino

Hagerstown

FIRST BASEMAN

 

Stetson Allie

West Virginia

SECOND BASEMAN

 

Micah Johnson

Kannapolis

THIRD BASEMAN

 

Joey Gallo

Hickory

SHORTSTOP

 

Dilson Herrera

West Virginia

UTILITY INFIELDER

 

Ryan Rua

Hickory

UTILITY INFIELDER

 

Tony Renda

Hagerstown

RIGHT FIELD

 

Josh Bell

West Virginia

CENTER FIELD

 

Lewis Brinson

Hickory

LEFT FIELD

 

Jason Coats

Kannapolis

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

 

Walker Gourley

West Virginia

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

 

Brandon Miller

Hagerstown

DESIGNATED HITTER

 

Viosergy Rosa

Greensboro

TRAINER

 

Mickey Kozack

Lakewood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN DIVISION

 

MANAGER

 

Luis Rojas

Savannah

COACH

 

Frank Viola

Savannah

COACH

 

Hector Borg

Augusta

COACH

 

Jason Griffin

Savannah

 

 

 

 

PITCHERS

 

Rafael De Paula

Charleston

 

 

Gabriel Ynoa

Savannah

 

Martin Agosta

Augusta

 

 

Bret Mitchell

Savannah

 

 

Christian Binford

Lexington

 

 

Tyler Mizenko

Augusta

 

 

Shae Simmons

Rome

 

 

Chris Stratton

Augusta

 

 

Alec Mills

Lexington

 

 

Dietrich Enns

Charleston

 

 

 

 

CATCHERS

 

Kevin Plawecki

Savannah

 

 

Tom Murphy

Asheville

 

 

Peter O'Brien

Charleston

FIRST BASEMAN

 

Jayce Boyd

Savannah

SECOND BASEMAN

 

Levi Hyams

Rome

THIRD BASEMAN

 

Mitchell Delfino

Augusta

SHORTSTOP

 

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

UTILITY INFIELDER

 

Matt Duffy

Augusta

UTILITY INFIELDER

 

Mookie Betts

Greenville

RIGHT FIELD

 

Derek Jones

Asheville

CENTER FIELD

 

Jesus Galindo

Augusta

LEFT FIELD

 

Josh Elander

Rome

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

 

Francisco Sosa

Asheville

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

 

Brandon Nimmo

Savannah

DESIGNATED HITTER

 

David Chester

Greenville

TRAINER

 

Tom Truedson

Savannah

 

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