Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi Named to the California League All-Star Team

Eovaldi to Represent Inland Empire at the All-Star Game.

Eovaldi to Represent Inland Empire at the All-Star Game. (Photo By: Fernando Gutierrez)

June 10, 2010 12:32 PM

San Bernardino, Calif.- Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will represent the Inland Empire 66ers at the California-Carolina League All-Star Game, Wednesday, June 22nd at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Charlie Blaney, California League President, announced the rosters Thursday afternoon and Eovaldi will join his fellow California League All-Stars as they face off against the Carolina League All-Stars.

Eovaldi, the 20-year old Alvin, Texas resident, is in his third professional season. The Dodgers selected Eovaldi in the 11th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He currently has 1-3 record with a 3.40 earned run average in nine starts. In 50 and 1/3 innings of work, he has given up 19 earned runs, while striking out 30 and walking 22. For Eovaldi, this will be his first All-Star appearance in his young career.

On May 31st, he had his best outing of the season, pitching a complete game shutout against the Lancaster JetHawks. He gave up five hits, while striking out five batters and didn't allow a single walk. It was his first complete game shutout of his career.

The 23-man All-Star roster were selected by the California League President as well as the league's managers, coaches, radio broadcasters, and newspaper beat writers. The remainder of the rosters can be viewed on the California League's official website via www.milb.com. For tickets to the All-Star game, visit the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' website, www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

The Inland Empire 66ers return home on Friday, June 11th to open up a six-game homestand beginning with their I-10 rivals the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The series will feature a Toyota of Redlands 50 cent Friday, a Saturday Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, June 12th, and a Manny Ramirez 66ers Bobblehead Giveaway on Sunday, June 13th, given to the first 1,000 fans.

For ticket and group outing information contact the 66ers front office at (909) 888-9922. For more information on the Inland Empire 66ers contact Sam Farber, Director of Broadcasting, at (909) 495-7632.

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

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