K-Tribe's Hector Rondon Chosen for MLB's All-Star Futures Game
KINSTON - Kinston starting pitcher Hector Rondon is selected to the World Team for the 2008 Futures Game. The 20-year-old, Venezuelan native is tearing it up for the K-Tribe going 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 15 starts this season. Rondon is currently third in the Carolina League with 83 strikeouts. After a slow start to the season, Rondon is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four starts this June.
Rondon's World Team will take on the U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star celebration on July 13th. Rondon is the only Cleveland farm hand chosen to play in the Futures Game. Last season, Kinston's Max Ramirez (now in the Texas Ranger's system) was chosen to play for the World squad.
The K-Tribe returns home to Historic Grainger Stadium this Sunday (special 5pm start) through Friday, July 4th. Ticket prices remain unchanged for 2008, with military, students and seniors reserved seats just $4 all season long. Adult reserved seat tickets are just $6. General Admission tickets are only $5. Parking is always free at Grainger Stadium. Fans can buy tickets online at www.kinstonindians.com , in person at the K-Tribe offices, or by calling 252-527-9111.
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