The West Virginia Power will send six players – four fielders and two pitchers – to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 18 in Lakewood, N.J.
Three of those players – first baseman Stetson Allie, right fielder Josh Bell and second baseman Dilson Herrera – will be Northern Division starters. The Power also will send two pitchers, Tyler Glasnow and Orlando Castro, and outfielder Walker Gourley as reserves.
That doubles the number of players the Power sent to the game last season, when second baseman Alen Hanson, right fielder Gregory Polanco and pitcher Matt Benedict represented the team.
Allie is batting .340 for the Power and his 16 home runs this season is tied for the most in the minor leagues. He also leads the SAL with 54 RBI. Bell is batting .272 for West Virginia and ranks third in the SAL with 43 RBI. Herrera, who will start as shortstop for Northern Division, is batting .294 with five home runs and 27 RBI.
Castro is 6-3 this season with an ERA of 2.04. The left-hander has struck out 54 batters while walking a team-low five. Glasnow is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.21 and 72 strikeouts. Gourley is batting .325 with West Virginia.