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Four Doubledays headed to NY-PL All Star Game08/07/2010 2:28 PM ET
By Tim Heiman / Auburn Doubledays
The Auburn Doubledays will be sending four members of their team to take part in the 2010 New York-Penn League All Star Game at Richmond County Ballpark on Staten Island, NY on August 17th. The Doubledays will be represented by catcher Carlos Perez, outfielder Yeico Aponte, and pitchers Casey Lawrence and Drew Hutchison.
Carlos Perez, a 19-year-old catcher hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, leads the D-Days with a .301 batting average and 31 RBI. Signed as an international free agent in 2007, Perez has started 29 games behind home plate for Auburn this season. His seven triples put him first on the team and second in the entire league.
Yeico Aponte, a 21-year-old outfielder from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, trails only Perez with a .297 batting average. His six stolen bases rank him second on the team.
Casey Lawrence, a 22-year-old right hander from McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, leads the Doubledays with a 4-1 record and a 2.11 ERA. Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Albright College this summer, Lawrence ranks sixth in the league in ERA and fourth win the league with a WHIP of 0.91.
Drew Hutchison, a 19-year-old righty from Lakeland, Florida, leads the team and is third in the league with 44 strikeouts. The 15th round, 2009 draft pick trails only Lawrence on the D-Days' roster with an ERA of 3.00. Opponents are only hitting .201 against Hutchison, the fourth-best average out of NYPL starting pitchers.
The New York-Penn League All Star Game festivities take place on August 17th at Richmond County Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees. In addition to the game that pits the American League affiliates against their National League counterparts, fans can also enjoy a home run derby, team autograph sessions, batting practice, memorabilia auctions, a cap giveaway, and post-game fireworks.