Reed and Rosa named to South Atlantic All-Star Team

Posted by Press Release on June 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Frankie Reed(Pitcher) and Viosergy Rosa(Designated Hitter) from the Greensboro Grasshoppers have been named to the Northern Division squad for the 2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Game….Many details available for you below…..

SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCES ROSTERS FOR 54TH ANNUAL SAL ALL-STAR GAME

ST. PETERSBURG, FL–Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, has announced the rosters for the 54th Annual SAL All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws.

For the Northern Division, three teams each placed six players on the roster. The Hickory Crawdads provide starting pitcher C.J. Edwards, third baseman Joey Gallo and center fielder Lewis Brinson while the West Virginia Power provide first baseman Stetson Allie, shortstop Dilson Herrera and right fielder Josh Bell. The Hagerstown Suns also placed six players on the team. The Kannapolis Intimidators contribute two players, including second baseman Micah Johnson and left fielder Jason Coats. The Greensboro Grasshoppers and host Lakewood BlueClaws each contribute two players, with Greensboro’s Viosergy Rosa named as the designated hitter and Lakewood’s Chace Numata named as the starting catcher. The Delmarva Shorebirds contribute one player to the Northern Division roster.

Hagerstown manager Tripp Keister will skipper the Norther Division All-Stars. Keister is in his first season in the league, and his second year as a manager in the Minor Leagues. Keister will be assisted by Lakewood manager Mickey Morandini and Hagerstown pitching coach Franklin Bravo. Handling the trainer’s duties for the Northern Division will be Lakewood’s Mickey Kozack.

For the Southern Division, the Augusta GreenJackets led the division with six players, including starting third baseman Mitchell Delfino and center fielder Jesus Galindo. The Savannah Sand Gnats provide five players, including catcher Kevin Plawecki and first baseman Jayce Boyd. The Asheville Tourists contribute four players, including starting shortstop Rosell Herrera, who received more votes than any other player on either squad. Asheville also contributes starting right fielder Derek Jones. The Charleston RiverDogs and Rome Braves each contribute three players. Rome’s Levi Hyams will start at second base and Josh Elander will start in left field. Charleston’s Rafael De Paula will be the starting pitcher for the Southern Division. The Greenville Drive and the Lexington Legends will each contribute two players, with Greenville’s David Chester being voted in as the designated hitter.

Savannah skipper Luis Rojas will manage the Southern Division squad. Rojas is in his third season as a manager, and his eighth overall as a member of the New York Mets organization. Rojas will be joined on the Southern Division coaching staff by Savannah pitching coach Frank Viola, Augusta hitting coach Hector Borg and Savannah strength and conditioning coach Jason Griffin. Savannah’s Tom Truedson will serve as the team’s trainer.

Both all-star teams will be represented by 25 players, selected by the votes of the team’s managers and coaching staffs, local media and front office executives. FirstEnergy Park will be hosting its second SAL All-Star game. The other time the All-Star Game was held in Lakewood was in 2002, when the Northern Division defeated the Southern Division 5-2.. The annual SAL All-Star Game dates to 1960, when the All-Stars defeated the Salisbury club, 6-2, in Newton, NC.

“We have a great selection of players and a great stadium to showcase the event,” said Krupa. “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 [1].

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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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