ALL-STARS FALL IN A TIGHT CONTEST WITH CAN-AM LEAGUE ALL-STARS

ALL-STARS FALL IN A TIGHT CONTEST WITH CAN-AM LEAGUE ALL-STARS

Can-Am League All-Stars 3, American Association All-Stars 2 — Box Score

The Can-Am League All-Stars edged the American Association All-Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night at RCGT Field in Ottawa in a celebration of both leagues’ top players.

The Can-Am League took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when New Jersey RF Johnny Bladel doubled in the lead-off spot and scored when New Jersey 2B Brian Burgamy singled in the next at-bat. The American Association leveled the score in the top of the fourth inning when St. Paul LF Anthony Gallas doubled and then scored when Wichita DH Matt Chavez bounced out to short. But the All-Stars from the Can-Am League scored two decisive runs in the bottom of the frame when Quebec SS Yordan Manduley and Ottawa C Danny Grauer produced back-to-back RBI singles. The American Association All-Stars scored again in the top of the eighth when Sioux City CF Jayce Ray drew a walk and then scored when Winnipeg RF Josh Romanski singled but that was the final run of the game.

Romanski was the only batter in the contest to have more than one hit as he went 2-for-4 on the night. All three of the Can-Am batters that pushed across a run had one hit in the game as did Bladel, Rockland 3B Cody Regis, Quebec LF Kalian Sams, and Rockland 1B Joe Maloney.

St. Paul’s Mark Hamburger and Ottawa’s Phillipe Aumont earned the start for their respective leagues but it was Trois-Rivieres’ Edilson Alavarez that earned the win for working the fourth inning. New Jersey reliever Johnny Hellweg picked up the save for working the ninth inning without allowing a hit and striking out one batter.