SPOKANE, WA-Jim McCurdy, President of the Pioneer Baseball League, released the PBL's roster for the second annual PBL vs. NWL All-Star Game sponsored by America First Credit Union. The game will be played on August 2, 2016 at Lindquist Field, the home of the Ogden Raptors.
Players from each of the eight PBL teams are represented on the 28-player roster. The named starting lineup for the game is comprised of the players receiving the top votes, as follows:
P - Jordan Desguin, Helena
C - Meibrys Viloria, Idaho Falls
1B - Ibandel Isabel, Ogden
2B - Jonathon Piron, Grand Junction
3B - Manny Olloque, Idaho Falls
SS - Jose Gomez, Grand Junction
OF - Jahmai Jones, Orem
OF - DJ Peters, Ogden
OF - Aaron Schnurbusch, Great Falls
DH - Mitch Hansen, Ogden
PBL All-Star Manager Shaun Larkin (Ogden Raptors) will determine the batting order for the team.
The remaining roster spots are comprised of the following All-Stars:
C - Ryan January, Missoula
IF - Brady Conlan, Great Falls
IF - Jasrado Chisholm, Missoula
IF - Hector Vargas, Billings
IF - Colton Welker, Grand Junction
OF - Yeison Melo, Idaho Falls
OF - Jose Siri, Billings
P - Nate Bertness, Orem
P - Colton Cross, Helena
P - Jake Elliott, Great Falls
P - Connor Grey, Missoula
P - Dean Jackson, Missoula
P - Andrew Jordan, Billings
P - Alex Luna, Idaho Falls
P - Aron McRee, Great Falls
P - Antonio Santillan, Billings*
P - Kenny Oakley, Grand Junction
P - Nash Walters, Helena
P - Roberth Fernandez, Ogden
Antonio Santillan, Billings Mustangs, has been promoted to Dayton and is unavailable for the PBL-NWL All Star Game. He is replaced by Roberth Fernandez, Ogden Raptors.
Shaun Larkin, Manager, is joined by the Ogden Raptors staff: Don Alexander, Pitching Coach; Pedro Guerro; Ausstin Chubb, Hitting Coach; Hosh Herzenberg, Assistant Pitching Coach; Yuya Mukaihara, Trainer.
Jim McCurdy, PBL President, stated, "I congratulate all of our players for their selection. We have a large pool of great players in the PBL. This roster is the 'best of the best.' We look forward to the PBL-NWL All Star Game, and appreciate the sponsorship of America First Credit Union, and the efforts of Dave Baggott and the Ogden Raptors front office staff."