Five members of the 2017 Lancaster Barnstormers club are headed to the 20th Atlantic League All-Star Game to be held at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater, NJ, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Wednesday, July 12.
Lancaster will be sending three infielders, a catcher and a pitcher to the game.
The five-member contingent includes:
C Anderson De La Rosa De La Rosa has been a stalwart behind the plate for the Barnstormers, starting roughly 80% of the games in the first half of the season. The native of Caracas, Venezuela iss batting .272 with 16 doubles, three homers and 24 runs batted in. He had also thrown out nearly 30% of the runners that had tried to steal off him.
SS Vladimir Frias Frias has been a solid contributor at the plate for the Barnstormers, batting .282 with five homers, including a grand slam, and 25 RBI. He has also been impressive in the field, displaying good range and a strong arm.
1B Sean Halton Halton has recently made the move across the infield from third to first and can also play the outfield. Through the end of first half, the San Francisco-area native has amassed 15 doubles, two triples and 15 home runs. He has driven home 46 runs. His homer and RBI totals are near the top of the league among players whose contracts had not been purchased by Major League organizations.
RHP Scott Shuman The hard throwing right-hander has become the eighth inning setup man for the Barnstormers. In 29 appearances, Shuman has posted one win and nine holds with a 1.59 ERA. He has walked ten and struck out 37, including one stretch where he had recorded at least one strikeout in 22 consecutive relief appearances. Shuman has not allowed a run at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
3B Garrett Weber Getting the chance to play every day, Weber has exploded. On Tuesday, June 27, he had a career night going 5-for-5 with three homers, a double and a single. Five days later, Weber launched a walkoff home run as the Barnstormers rallied past Somerset to put the Barnstormers into a first place tie. Overall, Weber has jumped into the top ten in the Atlantic League in batting at .315 with 11 homers and 31 runs batted in. He split time equally between second and third until recently when he took over the regular chores at third.
“I’m very proud of our All-Stars,” said manager Ross Peeples. “All have been a valuable part of our success so far, and we wish them the best in the All-Star Game.”
The five will play for Gary Gaetti, manager of the defending Atlantic League champion Sugar Land Skeeters, on the Freedom Division squad.