Mazzola Earns SAL All-Star Honors
Augusta, GA - Augusta GreenJackets infielder/outfielder Josh Mazzola was named to the 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star team as announced by the South Atlantic League on Monday.
Mazzola currently leads the league with 93 runs batted in and is the team leader with 15 home runs for the GreenJackets this season. A steady presence in the lineup throughout the summer, Mazzola got red hot in mid-summer with eight doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI's in the month of June.
"I'm honored to be recognized by the league with this selection," Mazzola said. "I'm glad that a season's worth of hard work has paid off with this honor."
The All-Star Team was voted on by the 16 South Atlantic League team's field managers, general managers, sports writers and broadcasters for a total of 64 votes. Mazzola was the lone GreenJacket representative. West Virginia's Rudy Owens was named the South Atlantic League's most outstanding pitcher, Hagerstown's Derek Norris earned Most Outstanding MLB Prospect honors and Asheville's Jordan Pacheco was named the South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player. The full team:
Manager - Dusty Wathan - Lakewood BlueClaws
Coach - Bob Kipper - Greenville Drive
RH Pitcher - David Phelps - Charleston RiverDogs
LH Pitcher - Rudy Owens - West Virginia Power
Catcher - Jordan Pacheco - Asheville Tourists
First Baseman - Josh Mazzola - Augusta GreenJackets
Second Baseman - Stephen Lombardozzi - Hagerstown Suns
Shortstop - Tim Beckham - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Third Baseman - Corban Joseph - Charleston RiverDogs
Utility Infielder - Erik Morrison - Hickory Crawdads
Outfielder - Scott Robinson - Asheville Tourists
Outfielder - Anthony Gose - Lakewood BlueClaws
Outfielder - Ronnie Welty - Delmarva Shorebirds
Utility Outfielder - Melky Mesa - Charleston RiverDogs
Designated Hitter - Derek Norris - Hagerstown Suns
The GreenJackets open their final week of play in the 2009 regular season with a three-game series against the Savannah Sand Gnats beginning on Monday. First pitch will come at 7:05 from Lake Olmstead Stadium. You may purchase seats to both games and every home game by calling 706-922-WINS or online at www.greenjacketsbaseball.com.
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