The Texas Collegiate League today announced North and South rosters for the 2010 TCL All-Star Game, to be held Monday, July 5, in Victoria.
The North roster consists of players from the Alexandria Aces, East Texas Pump Jacks, McKinney Marshals, and North Texas Copperheads.
The host Victoria Generals anchor the South roster, joined by the Brazos Valley Bombers and Texas Tomcats.
Headlining the South roster is Victoria outfielder Mark Hudson, the 2009 TCL Player of the Year, who is leading the league in hitting with a .394 average since returning from a broken wrist. Also starting in the outfield are the Bombers’ Greg Olson and Jake Fuller of the Tomcats.
Texas also holds down three of the four starting infield positions. Speedster Brock Hebert, whose 26 stolen bases are closing in on the TCL record, starts at shortstop alongside teammate Eric Garcia. Tomcats’ first baseman Casey Grayson is joined on the right side of the infield by Victoria second baseman Brendan McGaheran.
Behind the plate for the South is the Generals’ Michael Pair. Rounding out the starting lineup is the designated hitter Wes Patterson from Brazos Valley.
The North roster is headed by East Texas outfielder Lee Orr, who leads the league in home runs and slugging. The Copperheads’ Jason Krizan and Ryan Lewis from Alexandria join Orr in the outfield. Pump Jacks’ outfielder Matt Carvutto will serve as the North’s designated hitter.
North Texas holds down the infield with starters at first, second, and third base. At first is Matt Shortall, Marcellous Biggins is at second, while Zach Voight mans the hot corner. East Texas shortstop Aaron McCain is the only non-Copperhead starting in the infield.
The Pump Jacks’ Zac Fisher will start at catcher for the North.
Reserves for the North include North Texas catcher J.T. Files, McKinney infielder Tucker Oakley, and the Marshals’ two-way star, Chase Huchingson.
South reserves are infielder Brian Nephew and outfielder Conner Mach, both from the host Generals, and Tomcats catcher Nick DeSantiago.
The South pitching staff features two hurlers who have been named TCL Pitcher of the Week this season, Levi Saenz of the Bombers and Victoria’s Ryan Turner. They’re joined by Brazos Valley’s Ryan Eastman and Roman Madrid from the Generals, both tied for the league lead in wins. Blake Payne leads the league in innings for the Generals.
Relief specialists Stephen Tromblee of Texas and Matt Passauer from the Bombers round out the staff.
The North hurlers include representatives from each of the four teams. Marcus Limon and his .138 opponents’ batting average represent McKinney, while Teddy Nowell will toe the rubber for North Texas. They’ll be joined by a pair of Aces, closer Trevor Stennett and Keaton Parsell.
A trio of Pump Jacks fills out the remainder of the North staff. Brad Kottman, this season’s first TCL Pitcher of the Week, is joined by fellow East Texas starters Jordan Nicholson and Khris Tate.
Scenic Riverside Stadium in Victoria will host the 2010 edition of TCL marquee mid-season event. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 pm, and it will be preceded by a home run derby at 6 pm.
For more information on the TCL All-Star Game and for tickets, visit www.victoriagenerals.com or contact the Generals at (361) 485-9522.
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