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Carrera, Halman honored by Southern League

August 31, 2009 - Southern League (SL) - Jackson Generals News Release

PEARL, MISS. (AUGUST 31, 2009) - West Tenn outfielder's, Ezequiel Carrera and Greg Halman were selected to the 2009 Southern League Postseason All-Star Team as voted upon by the league's field managers, radio broadcasters and print media. Carrera, a mid-season All-Star selection as well is leading the league with a .340 batting average and .442 on-base percentage. Carrera has collected 105 hits in 309 at-bats in 85 games this season for the Jaxx. Halman, selected as a designated hitter, currently leads the Southern League with 25 homeruns. Halman, a two time Southern League hitter of the week this season has homered in four of his last seven games and is currently hitting .216.

Also, the award for the Southern League's Most Valuable Player was given to Montgomery Biscuit's outfielder, Desmond Jennings. The Southern League's Most Outstanding Pitcher was awarded to Carolina Mudcat's pitcher, Travis Wood.

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce the 2009 Postseason All-Star Team as voted upon by the league's field managers, radio broadcasters and print media.

The 2009 Southern League Postseason All-Star Team is as follows:

Catcher Tyler Flowers Birmingham

First Base Blake Lalli Tennessee

Second Base C.J. Retherford* Birmingham

Third Base Juan Francisco Carolina

Shortstop Pedro Ciriaco Mobile

Outfield Ezequiel Carrera West Tenn

Outfield David Cook Birmingham

Outfield Stefan Gartrell Birmingham

Outfield Desmond Jennings Montgomery

Designated Hitter Greg Halman West Tenn

Utility Man Todd Frazier Carolina

Best Hustler Matt Young Mississippi

Righthanded Pitcher John Ely Birmingham

Lefthanded Pitcher Travis Wood Carolina

Relief Pitcher Matt Peterson Jacksonville

*unanimous selection

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