Dolis named to SL Postseason All-Star Team

Reliever pitched 20.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run during 2011 campaign

Rafael Dolis was named to the Southern League North Division All-Star Team in 2011. (Adam Kline)

By Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies | August 31, 2011 10:28 AM ET

KODAK, Tenn. - Tennessee Smokies closer Rafael Dolis has been named to the Southern League Postseason All-Star Team Wednesday, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs. Dolis is part of a group of 15 players given the award, which is voted upon by the league's field managers, radio broadcasters and print media.

Dolis, who was also named to the Southern League Midseason All-Star team, has been stellar in his first full season in Double-A. He leads the Smokies in appearances (49) and saves (16), which ranks him fourth in the league. Between July 17 and August 30, Dolis made 17 relief appearances without allowing an earned run to score, a feat spanning 20.2 innings.

The 23-year-old right-hander was signed by the Chicago Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2004.

The 2011 Southern League Postseason All-Star Team:

Position Player Team
Catcher Stephen Vogt Montgomery
First Base Paul Goldschmidt Mobile
Second Base Tyler Kuhn Birmingham
Third Base Ryan Wheeler Mobile
Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky Mississippi
Outfield Denis Phipps Carolina
Outfield A.J. Pollack Mobile
Outfield Alfredo Silverio Chattanooga
Outfield Scott Van Slyke Chattanooga
Designated Hitter Ernesto Mejia Mississippi
Utility Man Tyler Kuhn Birmingham
Best Hustler Kevin Mattison Jacksonville
Right-handed Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi Chattanooga
Left-handed Pitcher Matt Moore Montgomery
Relief Pitcher Rafael Dolis Tennessee

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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