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Sally League announces All-Star rosters
Hickory's L.P. Frans Stadium will host Classic on June 17
06/03/2014 10:00 AM ET
Red Sox prospect Jantzen Witte of Greenville leads the Sally League in batting, OBP and slugging. (Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, has announced the rosters for the 55th Annual SAL All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on June 17, 2014, at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, North Carolina, home of the Hickory Crawdads.

For the Northern Division, two teams each placed six players on the roster. The Greensboro Grasshoppers provide starting catcher Chad Wallach, first baseman Felix Munoz and left fielder Carlos Lopez. The Hagerstown Suns provide second baseman Wilmer Difo. The Delmarva Shorebirds contribute five players, including starting pitcher Hunter Harvey, third baseman Drew Dosch and right fielder Mike Yastrzemski. The Lakewood BlueClaws provide four players, including shortstop J.P. Crawford, who received more votes than any other player on either squad, and designated hitter Willians Astudillo. The Hickory Crawdads and West Virginia Power each provide two players, with Hickory's Evan Van Hoosier named as the starter in center field. The Kannapolis Intimidators contribute one player to the Northern Division roster.

Hagerstown manager Patrick Anderson will skipper the Northern Division All-Stars. Anderson is in his first season in the league, and his second year as a manager in the Minor Leagues. Anderson will be assisted by Hickory manager Corey Ragsdale, Hagerstown coach Luis Ordaz and Hagerstown pitching coach Sam Nerron. Handling the athletic trainer's duties for the Northern Division will be Hickory's Sean Fields.

For the Southern Division, the Savannah Sand Gnats led the division with seven players, including starting second baseman Jeff McNeil and shortstop Gavin Cecchini. The Charleston RiverDogs and Greenville Drive each provide four players, with Charleston's Mike Ford starting at first base and Aaron Judge in right field. Greenville's Jake Romanski is the starting catcher. Three teams each placed three players on the team. The Asheville Tourists provide starting third baseman Ryan McMahon, center fielder David Dahl and designated hitter Correlle Prime while the Augusta GreenJackets provide starting pitcher Matthew Lujon. The Rome Braves supply left fielder Victor Reyes. The Lexington Legends supply two players to the Southern Division roster.

Savannah skipper Luis Rojas will manage the Southern Division squad for the second consecutive year. Rojas is in his fourth season as a manager, and his ninth overall as a member of the New York Mets organization. Rojas will be joined on the Southern Division coaching staff by Greenville manager Darren Fenster and Greenville pitching coach Paul Abbott. Asheville's Billy Whitehead will serve as the team's athletic trainer.

Both all-star teams will be represented by 26 players, selected by the votes of the team's managers and coaching staffs, local media and front office executives. L.P. Frans Stadium will be hosting it second SAL All-Star Game. The other time the All-Star Game was held in Hickory was in 1994, when the National League All-Stars defeated the American League All-Stars 9-5. The annual SAL All-Star Game dates to 1960, when the All-Stars defeated the Salisbury club, 6-2, in Newton, NC.

"Once again, the amount of talent that will be showcased in this game will be incredible," said Krupa. "General Manager Mark Seaman and his staff in Hickory have been working for more than a year in order to live up to that tradition and host one of the great events on our baseball calendar."

A variety of events have been scheduled in Hickory along with the SAL All-Star Game. On Monday, June 16th, there will be a Downtown All-Star Bash "Under the Sails" in downtown Hickory, including a Cornhole Tournament between the All-Star players and fans. On Tuesday, June 17th, there will be an All-Star Luncheon at The Crossing at Hollar Mill where the 2014 SAL Hall of Fame members will be inducted. Luther Beaver, Randy Ingle, George Murphy and Charles Young will be honored as members of the class of 2014. Beginning at 2:00pm in the parking lot at L.P Frans Stadium, the All-Fan Fest will be an opportunity for fans to get autographs from and pictures with the SAL All-Stars. The first pitch of the 2014 All-Star Game is scheduled at 7:00pm. More information can be found on the website of the Hickory Crawdads at www.hickorycrawdads.com.

2014 South Atlantic League Northern Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Chad Wallach C Greensboro MIA
Spencer Kieboom C Hagerstown WAS
Reese McGuire C West Virginia PIT
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Felix Munoz 1B Greensboro MIA
Wilmer Difo 2B Hagerstown WAS
Drew Dosch 3B Delmarva BAL
J.P. Crawford SS Lakewood PHI
Trey Mancini UT Delmarva BAL
Erich Weiss UT West Virginia PIT
John Wooten* UT Hagerstown WAS
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Mike Yastrzemski RF Delmarva BAL
Evan Van Hoosier CF Hickory TEX
Carlos Lopez LF Greensboro MIA
Rafael Bautista UT Lakewood PHI
Austin Dean* UT Greensboro MIA
Samuel Hiciano UT Lakewood PHI
Designated Hitter      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Willians Astudillo DH Lakewood PHI
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Hunter Harvey P Delmarva BAL
Matt Abramson P Kannapolis CWS
Cody Forsythe P Lakewood PHI
Domingo German* P Greensboro MIA
Cody Kendall P Hickory TEX
Matt Milroy P Greensboro MIA
Nick Pivetta* P Hagerstown WAS
Dylan Rheault P Delmarva BAL
Jake Sanchez* P Kannapolis CWS
Ryne Slack P Hickory TEX
Sebastian Vader P Delmarva BAL
Austin Voth* P Hagerstown WAS
Jake Walsh P Hagerstown WAS
Jimmy Yacabonis P Delmarva BAL
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Patrick Anderson Manager Hagerstown WAS
Corey Ragsdale Coach Hickory TEX
Sam Nerron Coach Hagerstown WAS
Luis Ordaz Coach Hagerstown WAS
Sean Fields Athletic Trainer Hickory TEX
* Unavailable to play

2014 South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jake Romanski C Greenville BOS
Victor Caratini C Rome ATL
Frank Schwindel C Lexington KC
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Mike Ford* 1B Charleston NYY
Jantzen Witte 1B Greenville BOS
Jeff McNeil 2B Savannah NYM
Ryan McMahon 3B Asheville COL
Gavin Cecchini SS Savannah NYM
Carlos Asuaje UT Greenville BOS
L.J. Mazzilli UT Savannah NYM
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Aaron Judge RF Charleston NYY
David Dahl CF Asheville COL
Victor Reyes LF Rome ATL
Dominique Taylor UT Lexington KC
Tyler Horan UT Augusta SF
Designated Hitter      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Correlle Prime DH Asheville COL
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Matthew Lujon P Augusta SF
Dario Alvarez P Savannah NYM
Jonathan Aro P Greenville BOS
Robert Coles* P Savannah NYM
Miller Diaz P Savannah NYM
John Gant P Savannah NYM
Yean Carlos Gil* P Rome ATL
Joe Gunkel* P Greenville BOS
Brady Lail P Charleston NYY
Kevin McGowan P Savannah NYM
Akeel Morris P Savannah NYM
Tim Peterson P Savannah NYM
Caleb Smith* P Charleston NYY
Jake Smith P Augusta SF
Luis Ysla* P Augusta SF
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Luis Rojas Manager Savannah NYM
Darren Fenster Coach Greenville BOS
Paul Abbott Coach Greenville BOS
Billy Whitehead Athletic Trainer Asheville COL
* Unavailable to play