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Mazzola Earns SAL All-Star Honors

August 31, 2009 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Augusta GreenJackets News Release

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

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