Five RedHawks named American Association All Stars

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- The American Association has released the names of the 2019 All Stars, set to play a game at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minn. on July 22 and 23.

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have five players selected to represent the North Division team. Pitchers Sebastian Kessay and Geoff Brousard, third baseman Leo Pina and outfielder Devan Ahart. Along with reserve selection Correlle Prime.

St. Paul leads the selections with seven players selected to the North Division team, including five that were voted in to start the game.


All-Star Monday in on Monday, July 22 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. at CHS Field. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. It all starts with the Adam Thielen and Friends Charity Softball Game, the Jack Links Home Run Derby, as well as live concerts.

Tickets for the 2019 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 23 begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $9 for bleacher seats, $15 for the drink rail, $17 for outfield reserved, $20 for infield and home plate reserved.

Each team is made up of 23 players. The North All-Stars are comprised of the six teams from the North Division. Along with the RedHawks and the Saints, the North is represented by the Chicago Dogs, Gary SouthShore RailCats, Milwaukee Milkmen and Winnipeg Goldeyes.

The South All-Stars are made up of the six from the South Division which include the Cleburne Railroaders, Kansas City T-Bones, Lincoln Saltdogs, Sioux City Explorers, Sioux Falls Canaries, and Texas AirHogs.

Per the American Association:

Below is the starting nine, including designated hitter, four reserves and 10 pitchers for the North All-Stars. The players team and number of All-Star Game appearances are in parenthesis. The starting pitcher will be named by North Manager George Tsamis, at a later date.

1B Keon Barnum (Chicago Dogs, 1st) – Hitting .307 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI in 49 games. In 179 at bats has scored 31 runs, roped 16 doubles, a .373 on base percentage, and .626 slugging percentage. He leads the league in fielding percentage among first baseman (.980), games (40) at first base, total chances (343), putouts (318), and double plays (32) among first basemen, tied for second in total bases (112), doubles, home runs, and slugging percentage, third in RBI, and tied for third in extra base hits (30).

2B Josh Allen (St. Paul Saints, 4th) – Hitting .305 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 49 games. In 187 at bats has scored 37 runs, crushed 12 doubles, one triple, a .377 on base percentage, and a .572 slugging percentage. He leads the league in putouts among second baseman (96) and is fourth in home runs (12).

3B Leobaldo Pina (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 2nd) – Hitting .320 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 51 games. In 194 at bats has scored 32 runs, 15 doubles, a .381 on base percentage, and .515 slugging percentage. He leads the league in games at third base (50) and fifth in doubles (15).


SS Wes Darvill (Winnipeg Goldeyes, 1st) – Hitting .309 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 51 games. In 188 at bats has 12 doubles, two triples, 10 stolen bases, a .377 on base percentage, and a .457 slugging percentage. He leads his team in batting average, doubles and OPS (.842)

C Jeremy Martinez (St. Paul Saints, 2nd) – Hitting .312 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 51 games. In 173 at bats has scored 25 runs, with five doubles, walked 31 times, has a .417 on base percentage and a .445 slugging percentage. He leads the league in games among catchers (48) and assists among catchers (30).

OF Max Murphy (St. Paul Saints, 1st, will not appear in game) – Hitting .343 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI in 50 games. In 213 at bats has scored 44 runs, ripped 13 doubles, one triple, stolen 12 bases, a .406 on base percentage, and a .653 slugging percentage. He leads the league in runs, total bases (139), hits (73), home runs, and slugging percentage, tied for first in extra base hits (31), second in RBI, tied for third in average, and fifth in stolen bases.

OF Dan Motl (St. Paul Saints, 1st) – Hitting .343 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 51 games. In 178 at bats has scored 37 runs, with six doubles, one triple, 23 walks, 13 stolen bases, a .433 on base percentage, and a .421 slugging percentage. He is tied for first in fielding percentage among outfielders (1.000), third in on base percentage, tied for third in average and stolen bases.

OF Devan Ahart (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 1st) – Hitting .303 with three home runs and 38 RBI in 52 games. In 198 at bats has scored 34 runs, ripped 10 doubles, three triples, 26 walks, stole 10 bases, a .389 on base percentage, and .429 slugging percentage. He is second on his team in walks, stolen bases, and third in batting average.


DH Brady Shoemaker (St. Paul Saints, 4th) – Hitting .335 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 50 games. In 188 at bats has scored 34 runs, smacked 15 doubles, 34 walks, a .455 on base percentage, and a .574 slugging percentage. He leads the league in on base percentage, is fourth in walks, and seventh in average.

Reserves

C Manuel Boscan (Milwaukee Milkmen, 1st) – Hitting .281 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 46 games. In 167 at bats has scored 26 runs, smacked 13 doubles, two triples, stole 10 bases, a .371 on base percentage, and a .491 slugging percentage. He leads his team in doubles, on base percentage, slugging percentage, and stolen bases, second in average and tied for second in runs.

UTL Correlle Prime (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 2nd) – Hitting .291 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 49 games. In 189 at bats has scored 41 runs, has 11 doubles, a .349 on base percentage, and a .519 slugging percentage. He is tied for second in the league in runs.


UTL T.J. Bennett (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 1st, replacing Max Murphy) – Hitting .289 with six home runs and 34 RBI in 51 games. In 194 at bats has scored 32 runs, crushed 16 doubles, , a .359 on base percentage, and a .464 slugging percentage. He is tied for second in the league in doubles.

OF Colin Willis (Gary SouthShore RailCats, 1st) – Hitting .271 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 48 games. In 170 at bats has scored 29 runs, with 11 doubles, three triples, 37 walks, six stolen bases, a .395 on base percentage, and a .424 slugging percentage. He is tied for first in the league in stolen base percentage (1.000) and second in walks.

OF Victor Roache (Chicago Dogs, 3rd) – Hitting .326 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 49 games. In 181 at bats has scored 29 runs, smacked 14 doubles, a .376 on base percentage, and a .580 slugging percentage. He is fifth in the league in RBI, extra base hits (25), and slugging percentage, and ninth in batting average.

Pitchers

RHP Geoff Broussard (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 2nd) – 1-2 with a 1.80 ERA and 14 saves in 23 relief appearances. In 25.0 innings pitched has struck out 29 while opponents hit .260 against him. He is second in the league in saves and reliever points (40) and third in games finished (21).


RHP Victor Capellan (Winnipeg Goldeyes, 2nd) – 1-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 18 saves in 26 relief appearances. In 21.2 innings pitched has struck out 24 while opponents are hitting .280 against him. He leads the league in saves and reliever points (54), and tied for first in games and games finished (23)

LHP T.J. House (Milwaukee Milkmen, 1st) – 7-2 with a 3.56 ERA with two complete games in 10 starts. In 73.1 innings pitched has struck out 55 while opponents are hitting .249 against him. He is tied for first in the league in complete games, second in wins and third in innings pitched.

LHP Sebastian Kessay (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 1st) – 6-0 with a 3.76 ERA in 10 starts. In 50.1 innings pitched has struck out 57 while opponents are hitting .236 against him. He is tied for first in the league in win percentage (1.000)

LHP Mitchell Lambson (Winnipeg Goldeyes, 1st) – 5-2 with a 3.08 ERA and two complete games and a shutout in 11 starts. In 79.0 innings pitched has struck out 67 while opponents hit .251 against him. He leads the league in innings pitched, tied for first in complete games, second in strikeouts, tied for second in games started, and 8th in ERA.

RHP Eddie Medina (St. Paul Saints, 1st) – 5-1 with a 2.57 ERA in nine games (eight starts). Pitched a no-hitter on May 31. In 56.0 innings has struck out 54 while opponents hit .204 against him. He is tied for second in the league in shutouts, third in ERA, fifth in win percentage (.833) and complete games.

RHP Myles Smith (Milwaukee Milkmen, 1st) – 1-2 with a 2.61 ERA and 10 saves in 17 relief appearances. In 20.2 innings pitched has struck out 35 while opponents hit .171 against him. He is sixth in the league in reliever points.

RHP Todd Van Steensel (St. Paul Saints, 4th) – 2-2 with a 3.42 ERA with 12 saves in 23 relief appearances. In 26.1 innings pitched he’s struck out 34 while opponents are hitting .236 against him. He is tied for fourth in the league in saves, and fifth in reliever points (36) and games finished (18).

RHP Angel Ventura (Milwaukee Milkmen, 2nd) – 3-5 with a 2.78 ERA in 10 starts. In 64.2 innings pitched has struck out 59 while opponents hit .201 against him. He is fifth in the league in ERA.

LHP Luke Westphal (Chicago Dogs, 1st) – 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 10 starts. In 53.1 innings pitched struck out 76 while opponents are hitting .147 against him. He leads the league in ERA and strikeouts, tied for second in wins and fourth in winning percentage (.875).