Independent Baseball Insider
Vol. 12, No. 36, December 18, 2014
By Bob Wirz
The American Association had five of its current or former players in this week’s Australian League All-Star Game, led by Aussie strikeout leader Ryan Searle (Grand Prairie ’14, 40 strikeouts in 32.2 innings to go with a 2.76 ERA), who was the starting pitcher for the winning Team Australia.
Catcher Craig Maddox (Gary 2011-14), RHP Morgan Coombs (Gary 2012-14) have RHP Justin Erasmus (pictured, Fargo-Moorhead 2014), OF C. J. Beatty (Lincoln 2012), now in the Chicago White Sox farm system, were also in the game.
Photo: SMP Images
(Bob Wirz provides supplemental stories about Independent Baseball on his blog, www.IndyBaseballChatter.com. The author has 16 years of major league baseball experience with Kansas City and as chief spokesman for two Commissioners, and lives in Stratford, CT.)