NORTH ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

NORTH ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

DURHAM, N.C.- The host St. Paul Saints will have the chance to honor five All-Stars, the highest of any team feeding the American Association’s North All-Stars for the 2016 American Association All-Star Game. The North All-Stars will face the South All-Stars in the August 2 game at CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. Central time, and the game will air on Fox Sports Midwest Plus.

The North team is comprised of All-Stars representing the eight teams in the American Association’s North and Central divisions — the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Sioux Falls Canaries, St. Paul Saints and Winnipeg Goldeyes of the North division, and the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones, Lincoln Saltdogs, and Sioux City Explorers of the Central division.

Starters were selected through a vote of managers within the divisions, while reserves and pitchers were selected by Steve Montgomery, manager of the Sioux City Explorers and manager of the North All-Stars.

The North All-Stars are listed below:

Starters

First Baseman: Angelo Songco, St. Paul Saints

-Batting .294 with nine doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 35 RBI

-Third season with St. Paul

Second Baseman: Tony Thomas, St. Paul Saints

-Batting .305 with 16 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 43 RBI

-First season with St. Paul

Shortstop: Nate Samson, Sioux City Explorers

-American Association leader in batting average (.369)

-Also has 21 doubles, four home runs and 40 RBI on the season

-Second season with Sioux City

Third Baseman: Josh Mazzola, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

-American Association leader in RBI with 57

-Batting .296 with 12 doubles and 15 home runs

-American Association Rawlings Player of the Month for June

-American Association Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending June 26

-First season with Fargo-Moorhead 

Catcher: Jose Gonzalez, Gary SouthShore RailCats

-Batting .275 with seven doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI

-First season with Gary SouthShore 

Outfielder: David Rohm, Winnipeg Goldeyes

-Tied for second in the American Association in RBI with 46

-Fifth in the American Association in batting average at .341

-Also has collected 11 doubles, two triples and six home runs

-First season with Winnipeg

Outfielder: Alonzo Harris, St. Paul Saints

-Tied for fourth in the American Association with 14 home runs

-Batting .294 with eight doubles, two triples and 43 RBI

-Second season with St. Paul

Outfielder: Keury De La Cruz, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

-Tied for second in the American Association in RBI with 46

-Third in the American Association in batting average at .349

-Also has notched 23 doubles and eight home runs on the season

-American Association Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending May 29

-First season with Fargo-Moorhead

Designated Hitter: Curt Smith, Lincoln Saltdogs

-Sixth in the American Association in batting average at .340

-Tied for sixth in the American Association with 11 home runs

-Also has recorded 11 doubles and 35 RBI on the season

-Third season with Lincoln

Reserves

Infielder: Blake Schmit, Sioux Falls Canaries

-Fourth in the American Association in batting average at .348

-Also has 11 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 13 RBI to his credit this season

-First season with Sioux Falls  

Catcher: Luis Alen, Lincoln Saltdogs

-Batting .305 with six doubles, four home runs, and 30 RBI

-First season with Lincoln  

Outfielder: Kes Carter, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

-Batting .306 with 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 32 RBI

-First season with Fargo-Moorhead 

Pitchers

LHP Tyler Alexander, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

-Tied for second in the American Association in wins with seven

-Second in the American Association in strikeouts with 76, over 75 IP

-7-3, 3.24 ERA in 12 games (11 starts)

-Second season with Fargo-Moorhead

LHP Lindsey Caughel, Lincoln Saltdogs

-American Association leader in strikeouts with 77, over 77 IP

-Second in the American Association in ERA at 2.10

-5-3 in 11 games (10 starts)

-First season with Lincoln  

RHP Mark Hamburger, St. Paul Saints

-American Association leader in wins (10)

-Sixth in the American Association in ERA (2.75)

-Two-time American Association Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week (weeks ending May 29 and July 10)

-Has yet to suffer a loss this season

-56 K in 95 IP, 12 games (all starts)

-Second season with St. Paul  

RHP Mark Haynes, Kansas City T-Bones

-0-0, 2.36 ERA in 24 games (all relief), 12 saves

-28 K in 26.2 IP

-First season with Kansas City

RHP Connor Overton, Sioux City Explorers

-4-0, 0.97 ERA in 22 games (all relief), eight saves

-34 K in 27.2 IP

-First season with Sioux City  

RHP Colton Reavis, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

-1-3, 2.61 in 23 games (all relief), four saves

-41 K in 31 IP

-First season with Fargo-Moorhead

RHP Evan Reed, Lincoln Saltdogs

-1-1, 0.77 ERA in 22 games (all relief), 13 saves

-24 K in 23.1 innings

-First season with Lincoln

RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, St. Paul Saints

-1-1, 1.17 ERA in 22 games (all relief), 14 saves

-32 K in 23 IP

-Second season with St. Paul

RHP Charle Rosario, Gary SouthShore RailCats

-Third in the American Association in strikeouts with 64 over 87.1 IP

-Seventh in the American Association in ERA (2.99)

-5-3 in 14 games (all starts)

-American Association Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 19

-Second season with Gary SouthShore

RHP Rob Wort, Sioux City Explorers

-2-2, 0.76 ERA in 13 games (all relief), one save

-32 K in 23.2 IP

-Third season with Sioux City

The North All-Stars will face the South All-Stars. The South All-Star team is composed of the four members of the American Association’s South division — the Joplin Blasters, Laredo Lemurs, Texas AirHogs and Wichita Wingnuts. The South All-Star team will also include representatives from the six-team Can-Am League. The Can-Am League is composed of the New Jersey Jackals, Ottawa Champions, Quebec Capitales, Rockland Boulders, Sussex County Miners and Trois-Rivieres Aigles. Miles Wolff serves as the Commissioner of both the American Association and Can-Am League. For the South All-Star Roster, click here.