East Division All-Star Roster Released (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced its 2017 All-Star Game Selections this week including University of Minnesota senior Luke Pettersen. The left-handed hitting infielder has appeared in 28 games for the Saugerties Stallions, slashing .288/.383/.315 with three doubles, eight steals, nine runs batted in, and 23 runs scored.
Representatives from both divisions were voted on by the league’s head coaches. The PCGBL All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 18 at 7:10 p.m. ET in Amsterdam, New York.
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Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Wrapping around the All-Star break, Athmann saw action in four games, with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored on the week.
Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – Fiedler appeared in three games this week for the Chiefs, drawing a walk during a truncated week.
Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath made his first start of the season, allowing three hits in 3.1 innings of work for Grand Junction, striking out two in the process.
Brian Glowicki (Eugene Emeralds/Class A-Short) – Glowicki made two appearances on the week, earning his first professional save with 1.0 inning of work against Hillsboro on Wednesday night.
Jordan Jess (West Virginia Power/Class A) – Jess made one relief appearance on the week, tossing 1.0 shutout inning while picking up a strikeout.
Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A Advanced) - Meyer earned his second victory of the season with another impressive outing, working 7.0 innings, scattering just two hits while allowing one run and striking out six last Sunday for the Hammerheads.
Seth Rosin (Richmond Flying Squirrels/Double-A) – Rosin made his debut for the Giants organization last Friday night, tossing 2.0 innings allowing one hit.
Dalton Sawyer (Stockton Ports/Class A-Advanced) – Sawyer returned to the Class-A level after a temporary call-up to Triple-A last week. He made one start, tossing 4.0 innings in a start while striking out two.
DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten did not appear for the River Cats this week due to the All-Star break.
Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle tossed 2.0 innings of relief last Friday night, picking up a pair of strikeouts but allowing two runs.
Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints/American Association) – Hanson has a hit in six-straight games, including back-to-back multi-hit games for St. Paul. He has two doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored during that stretch.
Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries/American Association) – Motl returned to the Twin Cities this week as the Canaries took on St. Paul. He has a hit in 3-of-5 games this week, four runs scored, a triple, and five RBIs.
Cape Cod League
Micah Coffey (Hyannis Harbor Hawks) – Coffey heated up this week, collecting seven hits including three multiple-hit outings. He scored two runs, adding a double and an RBI in four games.
Terrin Vavra (Cotuit Kettleers) – The Kattleers have matched up with Coffey’s Harbor Hawks the past two games, and Vavra went 2-for-3 with a double on Wednesday night. He had an RBI in a 9-9 tie on Monday.
Toby Hanson (Mankato MoonDogs) – Hanson continues to heat up in the dog days of summer, extending his hitting streak to 17 games. In that stretch, he’s hitting .472 (35-of-74) with 24 runs scored, 20 RBIs, 14 doubles, nine walks, two home runs, and a triple. He has three hits in each of his last three games and five-straight games with at least one RBI including four RBIs last time out. The Northwoods League All-Star has just one game this season where he failed to reach base.
Danny Kapala (Waterloo Bucks) – Kapala made two appearances last week, picking up one strikeout in 2.0 innings of work, but surrendered three earned runs on the week.
Gabe Knowles (Duluth Huskies) – Knowles played in two games this week, and two victories for the Huskies. He went 4-for-6 with two runs batted in last Saturday against La Crosse.
Nick Lackney (Willmar Stingers) – Lackney shined in his lone start of the week, working 7.2 shutout innings allowing just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight on Tuesday night.
Jackson Rose (St. Cloud Rox) – Rose did not appear on the hill for the Rox this week.
Riley Smith (Green Bay Bullfrogs) – Smith went 7-for-21 in five games this past week, driving in three runs and scoring once.
Jake Stevenson (St. Cloud Rox) – Stevenson made two appearances for St. Cloud this week, working 4.2 innings of relief, striking out three but surrendered six earned on the week.
Eli Wilson (Willmar Stingers) – Wilson played in three games over the week, going 1-for-4 with an RBI against Mankato last Saturday.
Perfect Game League
Luke Pettersen (Saugerties Stallions) – Along with earning an All-Star Game selection, Pettersen continues to swing a hot bat for the Stallions. He has a hit in three of his last four games, two runs scored, two walks, and two RBIs in that stretch.
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