Five Senators playing in the 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic
By Terry Byrom / Harrisburg Senators | June 28, 2012 3:58 PM ET
PA - In conjunction with the
Eastern League and the Reading
Phillies, the rosters for the 2012 Eastern League All-Star game have
been announced. The Harrisburg Senators have five players named to the
Western Division All-Star Team in the 2012 Baseballtown
Classic on July 11 at First Energy Stadium in Reading. The
Harrisburg Senators representatives for the game are Pitchers Danny
Rosenbaum and Kevin Pucetas were selected along with infielder Jeff
Kobernus and outfielders Eury Perez and Chris Rahl.
2.76) is sixth in the Eastern League with a 2.76 ERA. He had tossed two
nine-inning complete games this year on 4/18 vs. Altoona and 5/5 at
Binghamton. He was the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week
ending April 22. He was a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2010. The
Washington Nationals selected the 25-year-old in the 22nd round of the
Pucetas (6-2, 2.63)
is fifth in the Eastern League in ERA. He started the season in the
bullpen but moved into the rotation on June 3. As a starter, he is 4-1
with a 3.69 ERA. He was a Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star in
2009. In 2008, he was a Baseball America Class A All-Star, and was also
selected to play in the Futures Game. This is his first time in AA
having played the past three seasons in AAA. The Nationals signed the
27-year-old as a minor league free agent on March 28, 2012.
Kobernus is second
in the league in stolen bases with 28. He’s currently batting
.272 with a home run and 12 runs batted in. He enters the 2012 season
as the 20th ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to Baseball America.
He was a Baseball
America High Class A All-Star last year. He was a Carolina League
Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2011. The 24-year-old was a 2nd
round selection in the 2009 draft by the Washington Nationals.
Perez is tied for
3rd in the Eastern League in stolen bases with 21. After starting the
season slowly, since May 1 Perez is batting .343 with 17 runs scored,
18 runs batted in, and is 16 for 18 in stolen base attempts. He is the
22nd ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to Baseball America
and he received an
invite to major league spring training this year. He participated in
the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. The 22-year-old
was signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 13, 2007.
Rahl is hitting
.295 with six home runs and 33 runs batted in, both good for second on
the club. He is second on the Senators with eight multi-rbi games. This
is the third time in his career he has been a mid-season All-Star
previously being selected as a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star in
2009 and a California League Mid-Season All-Star in 2006. The
28-year-old was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 19,
2011 for cash considerations.
Tickets are available on game days 10:00 a.m. until the end of the
game, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the end of the game. Box office
hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available
via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets
are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at
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