Zebulon, NC---The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce that RHP Ronald Pena has been added to the 2017 Carolina League All-Star Game, where he will join C Taylor Gushue , 3B Kelvin Gutierrez , and CF Victor Robles as a representative for the P-Nats and the Northern Division.
Pena, a 16th round draft pick by the Washington Nationals in 2012, will join his first All-Star team as a professional. In his second stint with The Red, White, & Blue, Pena has gone 2-2 with a 3.57 ERA over his first 15 outings, all out of the bullpen. A starter for the P-Nats back in 2014, the righty transitioned to the bullpen towards the end of his 2014 season with Potomac, and has pitched solely out of the bullpen since a start for the P-Nats on 6/14/14.
The 25-year-old is one of the elder statesmen on the current Potomac roster and got off to a quick start in 2017. Over his first 11 appearances, he posted a 1.64 ERA. In only one of his 15 outings this season has Pena allowed multiple earned runs. Pena notched his first save of the season on 6/14, just his fourth save as a professional and first at the Carolina League level.
The 2017 Carolina League All-Star Game takes place on June 20th at Haley Toyota Field in Salem, VA. The 2017 All-Star game marks the first season that will not include the California League in All-Star festivities. For tickets or more information, visit salemsox.com.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 season and beyond are available, as well as corporate outings for the 2017 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2017 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, and picnic packages, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.
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