USC's Mack & Clemson's Stoneburner to Anchor 2010 RiverDogs Roster
April 1, 2010 6:24 AM ET
4.01.10 Mack, Stoneburner
CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston RiverDogs'
new "Be Your Own Fan" initiative has just spread to the playing field as
both Clemson and South
Carolina fans will have a player to cheer
Former Gamecocks outfielder DeAngelo Mack
and former Tigers right-handed pitcher Graham Stoneburner are slated to begin
the 2010 season on the Charleston RiverDogs roster, the New
York Yankees announced Thursday.Mack and Stoneburner will lead a cast of 25 players that aim to get
Charleston back to the South Atlantic League (SAL) playoffs for the first time
They will also be local favorites in
Manager Greg Colbrunn's inaugural year as manager.
Mack, a native of West Columbia, S.C. and
a popular Gamecock, enjoyed a fabulous debut season with the New York-Penn
League (NYPL) champion Staten Island Yankees after being drafted by the Yankees
in the 13th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.The 23-year-old raked at a .306 clip in
66 games with seven home runs and 41 RBI in being named to the league's
midseason All-Star team.He ranked
second in the NYPL in extra-base hits (30), tied for third in total bases (119),
placed fifth in slugging percentage (.513) and sixth in average.
Mack was a second-team All-Southeastern
Conference selection in 2009, leading the league in base hits (92) and also
clubbed 14 home runs with 60 RBI.
Stoneburner, of Richmond, Va., who is the Yankees' 22nd
best prospect according to Baseball
America, battled through injuries during his career as a Tiger, yet still
managed an impressive 7-4 record with a 3.52 ERA in 20 appearances in
teammate of former RiverDogs pitcher D.J. Mitchell, the 22-year-old was drafted
in the 14th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft but pitched in
just one game for Staten Island.
The remainder of the roster is expected
to be announced either late Sunday or early Monday.
The RiverDogs open the 2010 season on
Thursday, April 8, against the Lexington Legends, a Houston
Astros affiliate, in a first pitch.Tickets may be
purchased by calling (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or by visiting
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