Tri-City and Yakima represent on NWL All-Star team
By Tri-City Dust Devils & Yakima Bears
Tri-City Dust Devils outfielders Francisco Sosa and Kyle Von Tungeln have been named to the 2012 Northwest League All-Star team, league president Bob Richmond announced Wednesday.
Sosa spent the majority of the season batting in the middle of the Tri-City order and through Wednesday was hitting .271 with four home runs and 32 RBIs. In addition, his 21 stolen bases ranked second in the league. Sosa is in his fifth season in the Rockies organization after spending 2011 in Casper and the previous three years in the Dominican Summer League after signing as a non-drafted free agent in 2007.
Von Tungeln emerged as the Dust Devils' leadoff hitter after being drafted in the 13th round of this year's First-Year Player Draft out of TCU. Through Tuesday he leads the team in runs scored, and is hitting .258 with the league's fifth-best on-base percentage at .401.
The Yakima Bears have been informed by the Northwest League that left-handed pitcher Alex Carreras was named to the 2012 All-Star team. The league selected a total of 13 players to the All-Star team, including one left-handed starting pitcher.
With three games remaining in the Northwest League season, Carreras leads the league with eight wins and is ranked eighth with a 3.04 ERA. The 22 year-old Carreras is in his first professional season after defecting from Cuba to the Dominican Republic. Carreras has one more start scheduled for the regular season, which will come in the Bears final regular season home game Saturday at Yakima County Stadium.
1B – Taylor Ard, Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners)
2B – Gioskar Amaya, Boise Hawks (Chicago Cubs)
3B – Patrick Kivlehan, Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners)
SS – Jorge Flores, Vancouver Canadians (Toronto Blue Jays)
DH – Taylor Ard, Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners)
Catcher – Mike Zunino, Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners)
OF – Francisco Sosa, Tri-City Dust Devils (Colorado Rockies)
OF – Royce Bolinger, Spokane Indians (Texas Rangers)
OF – Kyle Von Tungeln, Tri-City Dust Devils (Colorado Rockies)
LP – Alexander Carreras, Yakima Bears (Arizona Diamondbacks)
RP – Javier Avendano, Vancouver Canadians (Toronto Blue Jays)
L Relief – Christopher Nunn, Eugene Emeralds (San Diego Padres)
R Relief – Roman Madrid, Eugene Emeralds (San Diego Padres)