Taylor, 3 Legends picked for SAL all-star game

June 8, 2009

Lexington Legends pitchers Robert Bono and Ross Seaton, along with third baseman Ebert Rosario, were named Monday to the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division all-star team.

Charley Taylor

Charley Taylor

Pitching coach Charley Taylor, who has been unable to join the team this season due to bladder cancer and subsequent surgery to remove his bladder and prostate, was honored by being named to the coaching staff.

Ebert Rosario

Ebert Rosario

The 50th SAL All-Star game is schedule for 7:35 p.m., June 23 at Appalachian Power Park, home of the West Virginia Power in Charleston.

Rosario will start at third base. Through Sunday, he is batting .304 with four homers and 20 RBI.

Robert Bono

Robert Bono

Ross Seaton

Ross Seaton

Bono is 5-2 and third in the league with a 1.93 ERA. Fellow right-hander Seaton is 6-5, 10th in the league with a 2.49 ERA and the only pitcher in the league to have thrown a nine-inning complete game shutout. (Two other pitchers threw seven-inning complete game shutouts.)

Former Eastern Kentucky University pitcher Christian Friedrich was selected for his work with the Asheville Tourists. However, Friedrich was promoted from Asheville to the High-A Modesto Nuts on May 20.

In eight starts for the Tourists, the left-hander was 3-3, ninth in the league with a 2.18 ERA and second in the league with 66 strikeouts. The Colorado Rockies selected Friedrich in the first round of the 2008 draft. In two starts for Modesto, he has no decisions and a 2.77 ERA.

Christian Friedrich

Christian Friedrich

Greenville leads the Southern Division with five all-stars, including starting pitcher Casey Kelly and first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Greenville’s Kevin Boles will manage the squad, assisted by Charleston (S.C.) manager Torre Tyson and pitching coach Jeff Ware, Greenville hitting coach Billy McMillon and pitching coach Bob Kipper, and Taylor.

Asheville, Charleston and Savannah each have four players on the Southern roster, with two starters each: catcher Jordan Pacheco and center fielder Scott Robinson for the Tourists; right fielder Melky Mesa and designated hitter Daniel Brewer for the RiverDogs; and second baseman Joshua Satin and left fielder Sean Ratliff from the Sand Gnats.

Bowling Green and Augusta have two all-stars each. Bowling Green’s Tim Beckham will start at shortstop.

The Hickory Crawdads and Lakewood BlueClaws lead the Northern stars with six players each. Greensboro has four players and host West Virginia has three.

Lakewood’s Dusty Wathan will manager the Northern team, assisted by BlueClaws coach Tim Gradoville. Also assisting will be managers Gary Green of West Virginia and Ernie Young of Kannapolis, plus West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson.

The 27-player rosters were selected by a vote of league managers and coaching staffs, media and front-office executives. 

 

2009 SAL ALL-STAR ROSTERS

 

 

 

POSITION

NORTHERN DIVISION

MANAGER

Dusty Wathan

Lakewood

COACH

Gary Green

West Virginia

COACH

Tim Gradoville

Lakewood

COACH

Ernie Young

Kannapolis

COACH

Jeff Johnson

West Virginia

PITCHERS

Richard Zagone

Delmarva

 

Tyler Cloyd

Lakewood

 

Justin DeFratus

Lakewood

 

Johnny Dorn

Greensboro

 

Rudy Owens

West Virginia

 

Yoon-Hee Nam

Hickory

 

Peter Andrelczyk

Greensboro

 

Dan Remenowsky

Kannapolis

 

Alexander Perez

Lake County

 

Marcos Frias

Hagerstown

 

Brian Rosenberg

Lakewood

 

Martin Perez

Hickory

CATCHERS

Derek Norris

Hagerstown

 

Doug Hogan

Hickory

 

Travis D’Arnaud

Lakewood

FIRST BASEMAN

Ben Lasater

Greensboro

SECOND BASEMAN

Karexon Sanchez

Lake County

THIRD BASEMAN

Paul Gran

Greensboro

SHORTSTOP

Chase D’Arnaud

West Virginia

UTILITY INFIELDER

Erik Morrison

Hickory

UTILITY INFIELDER

Harold Garcia

Lakewood

RIGHT FIELD

Michael Bianucci

Hickory

CENTER FIELD

Anthony Gose

Lakewood

LEFT FIELD

Tyler Kuhn

Kannapolis

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

David Paisano

Hickory

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Ronnie Welty

Delmarva

DESIGNATED HITTER

Calvin Anderson

West Virginia

TRAINER

Keito Homma

West Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSITION

SOUTHERN DIVISION

MANAGER

Kevin Boles

Greenville

COACH

Torre Tyson

Charleston

COACH

Billy McMillon

Greenville

COACH

Jeff Ware

Charleston

COACH

Bob Kipper

Greenville

COACH

Charley Taylor

Lexington

PITCHERS

Casey Kelly

Greenville

 

Jeffrey Kaplan

Savannah

 

Robert Bono

Lexington

 

Hector Noesi

Charleston

 

Christian Friedrich

Asheville

 

Ezekiel Spruill

Rome

 

Pat Venditte

Charleston

 

Ross Seaton

Lexington

 

Daniel Runzler

Augusta

 

Jimmy Johnson

Savannah

 

Armando Zerpa

Greenville

 

Chris Andujar

Bowling Green

CATCHERS

Jordan Pacheco

Asheville

 

Tim Federowicz

Greenville

 

Jesus Sucre

Rome

FIRST BASEMAN

Anthony Rizzo

Greenville

SECOND BASEMAN

Joshua Satin

Savannah

THIRD BASEMAN

Ebert Rosario

Lexington

SHORTSTOP

Tim Beckham

Bowling Green

UTILITY INFIELDER

James Cesario

Asheville

UTILITY INFIELDER

Juan Perez

Augusta

RIGHT FIELD

Melky Mesa

Charleston

CENTER FIELD

Scott Robinson

Asheville

LEFT FIELD

Sean Ratliff

Savannah

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

David Mailman

Greenville

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Luis Sumoza

Rome

DESIGNATED HITTER

Daniel Brewer

Charleston

TRAINER

James Petra

Augusta

 

 

  

 


Lexington Legends vs. Savannah Sand Gnats

May 23, 2009

South Atlantic League baseball

Coming up

Lexington Legends vs. Savannah Sand Gnats

What: Four-game series

When: Sunday through Wednesday (6 p.m. Sunday, 2 Monday, 7 Tuesday and Wednesday)

Where: Grayson Stadium, Savannah, Ga.

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first: Sunday, RH Jordan Lyles (1-4, 3.16) vs. RH Eric Beaulac (2-1, 3.25); Monday, LH Brad Dydalewicz (2-0, 0.47) vs. RH Elvin Ramirez (2-2, 2.90); Tuesday, RH Ross Seaton (4-4, 3.00) vs. Jeurys Familia (3-2, 1.52); Wednesday, RH Robert Bono (5-1, 2.25) vs. RH Jeffrey Kaplan (4-1, 1.23).

Joshua Satin

Joshua Satin

Sand Gnat to watch: 2B Joshua Satin (6-foot-2, 200 pounds, from Hidden Hills, Calif.) leads the Sand Gnats in batting average (.353), on-base percentage (.434) and walks (20) through Friday. Selected out of Cal-Berkeley by the Yankees in the sixth round of last year’s draft, Satin also has a homer, 22 RBI and 22 runs over 38 games. He took an eight-game hitting streak (13-for-29) into play Saturday. Last year, over 48 games with Brooklyn and Kingsport, Satin hit .303 with five homers and 15 RBI.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Legend to watch: OF Steve Brown (6-0, 180, from Barranquilla, Colombia) went on the disabled list after suffering a quadriceps injury in the fifth game of the season. He returned to action Wednesday to knock his first homer of the season. Through Friday, he has played eight games this season, hitting .360 with a homer, six RBI and five runs. Last year, also with the Legends, Brown hit .212 with 10 homers and 31 RBI over 102 games.

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