posted on August 05, 2013 10:33
The 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star roster will include three players from Batavia.
Infielders Avery Romero and Felix Munoz and pitcher Ryan Newell will head to the game being held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Dodd Stadium -- home of the Connecticut Tigers.
Romero, a 3rd round pick in the 2012 draft, has played in 44 games for the Muckdogs this year and has been among the league leaders in hitting all season. Romero currently ranks third in the league in hitting (.340 batting average), third in hits (54) and fourth in on-base percentage (.408).
Felix Munoz was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 out of the Dominican Republic. He’s started 43 games at first base for the Muckdogs, hitting .295 with 26 runs scored, 13 doubles, four home runs and 28 RBIs. Munoz has also showed great plate discipline this year as his 23 walks rank third in the league.
A 7th round pick out of ShorterUniversity in the 2012 draft, Newell is 4-2 in nine games started for the Muckdogs. The right-hander’s 2.09 ERA ranks sixth and his 48 strikeouts rank fourth in the league.
Batavia currently holds the fourth place spot in the Pinckney Division with a record of 23-22 but sit only 3.5 games out of the Wild Card. The Muckdogs sent five players to the 2008 All-Star game, three in 2009, five in 2010, six in 2011, and five in 2012.