Dugan, Shaver Named Mid-Season All-Stars
Lancaster, PA — Lancaster Barnstormers first baseman Kelly Dugan and catcher Colton Shaver have been named to the Ballpark Digest mid-season All-Star Team for the Atlantic League, it was announced today.
The squad was selected by the 10 Atlantic League managers.
Dugan hit .332 with 23 home runs and 64 RBI for the half, near the league lead in all categories while appearing in 55 of the 66 games. The former third round pick of the Phillies has three multiple homer games and clubbed 10 long balls against the York Revolution. In one stretch, he drove in 34 runs in 28 games from May 14 thru June 14. He hit 10 of his homers against York.
Shaver hit .265 with 10 homers and 40 RBI for the first half. The former Houston farmhand started slowly behind the plate but threw out 11 of the last 40 runners attempting to steal. His hottest streak at the plate was a span of seven games played from May 17-25. During that time, he hit .387 with three homers and 13 RBI. He had 10 doubles in 12 games, June 3-16.
“Both of these guys are well deserving of the honor,” says Lancaster manager Ross Peeples. “They are both true professionals and go about their business the right way.”
Southern Maryland had three players named to the squad. Lancaster, High Point, York and Gastonia had two each while Lexington and Charleston had one each. Stan Cliburn of Southern Maryland and Mauro “Goose” Gozzo of Gastonia shared the managerial honors with their clubs winning the first half titles in the North and South, respectively.
About the Lancaster Barnstormers
The 2022 Lancaster Barnstormers, presented by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, are in their 18th year in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Ballpark Digest’s three-time Best Ballpark in
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