Gennett to Compete in Minors Moniker MadnessJuly 10, 2012 - Southern League (SL) Huntsville Stars
The 22-year-old will represent the Huntsville Stars for the first time in this year's 64-name bracket challenge. In the first round, he is going name-to-name with Gift Ngoepe of the Bradenton Marauders (Class-A Pittsburgh Pirates). Fans can vote for the Ohio native starting today at www.milb.com/monikermadness. Round one will end on July 16 with the winner advancing to round two (July 17 - 23). Gennett is in the "Farmer Works Bracket" and will face the winner of Cheslor Cuthbert/Xorge Carrillo battle if he advances to the next round.
The Stars have had at least one player represented in this exciting name game for three consecutive seasons. The past two seasons infielder Zelous Wheeler held that honor for Huntsville. The 25-year-old is also in the competition for the fourth straight year, this time with the Orioles organization. Two current Stars players have also been challenged in the Madness in previous years: Philippe Valiquette (formerly Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette - 2007) and Domnit Bolivar (2009). Neither of them advanced past the first round.
The Stars encourage fans to follow in the footsteps of Chicago voters and vote now and vote often. Voting is now open at www.milb.com/monikermadness.
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