The 2016 New York-Penn League All-Star roster will include two players from Batavia. They will send infielder JJ Gould and pitcher Shane Sawczak to the game to be held Tuesday, August 16th at Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Gould, a 24th round pick in the 2016 draft, has played in 39 games for the Muckdogs this year and has been among the team leaders in hitting all season. Gould has 11 doubles, which is tied for fourth in the NY-Penn League, to go along with a .252 batting average, 3 home runs and 15 RBI's. Gould has been dominant versus left-handed pitching this year with a .386 batting average and .636 slugging percentage.
Shane Sawczak was selected in the 19th round of the 2016 draft out of Palm Beach State University. Appearing out of the bullpen in 12 games, the left-hander has a record of 1-1 and has racked up 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched. On the year, Sawczak has compiled an ERA of 1.69 and a WHIP 1.27.
Batavia currently holds the sixth place spot in the Pinckney Division with a record of 12-38. The Muckdogs sent five six players to the 2012 All-Star game, four in 2013, four in 2014 and six players in 2015.
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