Jamestown will be well-represented at the 2014 New York-Penn League All Star game August 19th at MCU Park, which is the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Three Jammers were selected to the South team. They are outfielder Carl Anderson, infielder Kevin Ross, and relief pitcher Sam Street.
Anderson was a 19th round pick in 2014 out of Bryant University, and was born in Sudbury Massachusetts. Currently, Anderson is hitting .272 in 44 games, with 49 total hits (which leads the Jammers), seven doubles, three triples, and he has also driven in 11 runs. In addition, Anderson has been a menace on the bases this season, and leads the team with 14 stolen bases.
Kevin Ross was an 8th round pick in 2012 from Niles West High School, and is from Skokie, Illinois. The former shortstop has smoothly transitioned into being a first basemen this season. On the offensive side, Ross is hitting .270 in 39 games, with 40 total hits, 10 doubles, one home run, and 23 RBIs.
Street was born in Melbourne, Australia, and was the 16th round pick by the Pirates in 2014. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. His side-winding delivery has kept opposing hitters off balance out of the bullpen all season long. In 10 appearances this season, Street has thrown 17 innings, has only given up three earned runs, has a stellar ERA of 1.59, has struck out 12 batters, and leads the Jammers in saves, with four.
The Jamestown Jammers currently have a record of 23-30, and are only 5.5 games back in the New York-Penn League Wild Card Race. The team is currently in Aberdeen for a three game series against the Ironbirds. The Jammers will return home Tuesday, August 12th for a string of five home games in six days before the All Star break, with three games against the Auburn Doubledays (August 12th-14th), and two against the Batavia Muckdogs (August 15th, and 17th).