For the first time since 2004, the Northwest League is proud to present the "Northwest League All-Star Game," a game highlighting the best talent and skill in the league.
The Everett Aquasox will play host for the weekend's activities that include not only the all-star game itself but also a home run derby as well as a fan fest
In addition to these activities, the all-star weekend will commence with a special all-star luncheon that features a guest speech by Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zdurencik,
The Northwest League has made a commitment to reinstating the proud tradition of the all-star game, and the Eugene Emeralds are proud to have PK Park chosen as the location for the 2014 festivities.
The all-star game is a reward for those players who have thrived on the diamond in the first part of the season, and several Eugene Emeralds have a legitimate chance at making the all-star roster with their play thus far.
The Hemet, CA native and Emeralds catcher has had an impressive start to his first professional season. Batting .313 with an on base percentage of .405 Miller has been one of, if not the most consistent hitters on the team.
Miller has also flashed glimpses of power while at bat, hitting two doubles in the young season. However, Miller's true value to the team isn't in the batters box. While calling the game behind the plate, he has built a connection with the young Eugene pitching staff and is a legitimate threat to throw out any runner on the base paths.
The 11th round draft pick and former Conference USA Pitcher of the Year, Erik Schoenrock has shown he has the ability to compete at the professional level.
Boasting an impressive 19 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA through his first four starts of the 2013 campaign, Schoenrock delivered a gem of a performance in his last outing, pitching seven shutout innings and allowing only one hit.
Although the season is still in its infant stages, Schoenrock has cemented himself as the staff's most consistent starting pitcher.