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Two for the Show: WV players honored
Bell and Glasnow recognized by league for 2013 efforts
08/29/2013 9:53 AM ET
 

CHARLESTON, WV (August 29, 2013) - The South Atlantic League has announced the selection of its' 2013 Annual All-Star Team and two members of the West Virginia Power have been chosen for the end-of-season honors. Josh Bell was selected as one of the top outfielders and Tyler Glasnow was chosen as the top right-handed pitcher in a league poll of the 14 South Atlantic League team's field managers, general managers, sports writers, and broadcasters.

Bell, the Pirates second round draft choice in 2011, played just 15 games in 2012 before the 21 year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury on April 24. In 2013, the outfielder is among West Virginia's team leaders in games played (117), average (.281), home runs (12), extra-base hits (51), and tops the club with 75 runs batted in and 37 doubles.

Glasnow, a fifth round selection by Pittsburgh in 2011, leads the league with 160 strikeouts while only pitching 106 and a third innings this season. The 20 year-old has recorded double-digit strikeouts in five of his 23 starts this season and has a 2.29 earned run average. With his 135th strikeout of the year on August 7 at Delmarva, Glasnow set a new Power franchise record for strikeouts in a single season and has continued to add to that tally since.

Both Bell and Glasnow were selected to participate in the mid-season All-Star Game at Lakewood, NJ, though neither played in the game.

Gabriel Ynoa of the Savannah Sand Gnats was selected as the Most Outstanding Pitcher. Ynoa, 20, holds a 14-4 record this season and ranks among the league leaders with a 2.71 earned run average over 21 starts. The Asheville Tourists' Rosell Herrera was selected as the South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Major League Prospect. Herrera, 20, leads the league in batting average (.343), hits (162) and total bases (243), while also ranking among the leaders in at bats, runs batted in, runs scored, and extra-base hits. 

Tripp Keister earned the nod for Manager of the Year. The Hagerstown skipper, in his second year as a manager in the Washington Nationals organization, led the Suns to the South Atlantic League's Northern Division first half title. Savannah pitching coach Frank Viola was also honored for his efforts as Coach of the Year.

2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Team

     

Manager

Tripp Keister

Hagerstown

Coach

Frank Viola

Savannah

RH Pitcher

Tyler Glasnow

WV Power

LH Pitcher

Daniel Stumpf

Lexington

Relief Pitcher

Shae Simmons

Rome

Catcher

Tom Murphy

Asheville

First Baseman

Greg Bird

Charleston

Second Baseman

Micah Johnson

Kannapolis

Shortstop

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

Third Baseman

Joey Gallo

Hickory

Utility Infielder

Tony Renda

Hagerstown

Outfielder

Josh Bell

WV Power

Outfielder

Francisco Sosa

Asheville

Outfielder

Nick Williams

Hickory

Utility Outfielder

Cameron Flynn

Greensboro

Designated Hitter

Ryan Rua

Hickory

     

Most Outstanding Pitcher

Gabriel Ynoa

Savannah

Most Outstanding MLB Prospect

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

Most Valuable Player

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

For more information, contact the Power front office at (304) 344-2287.

 

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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