Four Lake Monsters Named NYPL All-Stars

Bride, Mora, Squier and Withers Headed To All-Star Game

By Paul Stanfield / Vermont Lake Monsters | August 7, 2018 4:31 PM

BURLINGTON, VT --- Four Vermont Lake Monsters have been named to participate in the 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 14th at Medlar Field in State College, Pennsylvania, the league announced today with the release of the full All-Star Game rosters.

Infielder Jonah Bride, pitcher Jose Mora, outfielder Payton Squier and pitcher Brandon Withers will represent the Lake Monsters at next week's All-Star Game.

Bride, a 23rd-round pick of Oakland in the 2018 draft out of the University of South Carolina, was hitting .284 (29-for-102) with 13 runs, six doubles, two homers and 17 RBI over 30 games when named to the All-Star Game.

Mora is currrently ninth in the league with a 2.63 ERA and fourth in strikeouts with 54. Before a tough outing in his last start on Monday, Mora had allowed just 8 earned runs on 30 hits over his first 40 2/3 innings (a 1.77 ERA).

Squier was fifth in the league with a .315 average (47-for-149) at the time of the All-Star selection. Aa 16th-round pick in 2017 draft out of UNLV, Squier had a 12-game hitting streak (21-for-45, . 467) earlier this season and 19-for-39 (.487) over his last 10 games including a 5-for-6 night on August 3rd.

Withers, a 31st-round pick out of James Madison in 2017 draft, had a 0.70 ERA and four saves when he was selected as an All-Star. Over his first 12 appearances, he allowed just three runs (two earned) on 14 hits over 25 2/3 innings with 10 walks and 20 strikeouts.

The four Lake Monsters will head to State College after a Vermont two-game homestand August 11th and 12th vs. Tri-City.

Paul Stanfield is the Media Relations Director for the Vermont Lake Monsters. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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