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Six Marshals Selected to Play in 2014 TCL All-Star Game

July 5, 2014 - Texas Collegiate League (TCL) - Texas Marshals News Release

The Texas Marshals (9-20) kicked-off the second-half of the Texas Collegiate League season with a two-game series split with the Acadiana Cane Cutters in Dallas on Thursday and Friday nights. On Saturday morning, six Marshals found out that they have been selected to participate in the 2014 TCL All-Star game that will be played in Bryan at Cellucor Field, the home of the Brazos Valley Bombers, on Tuesday, July 8th.

Carson Shaddy, Carlos Contreras, Chase Daughdrill, Jace Reese, Oliver Christensen, and Nick Palacios will represent the Marshals and the North squad at this year's Mid-Summer Classic along with players from the Brazos Valley Bombers and East Texas Pump Jacks. The South will be made up the Victoria Generals, Acadiana Cane Cutters, and Woodlands Strykers

Of the six Marshals nominated for the game, Shaddy, Contreras, Daughdrill, and Reese were selected as starters. Shaddy will start the game behind the plate, Contreras at second base, Daughdrill at third base, and Reese at designated hitter for the North squad. Christensen will come off the bench to play the infield during the game and Palacios will throw one inning in the contest.

Shaddy has showcased his athleticism all over the diamond throughout the first-half of the TCL season. Seeing time at catcher, left field, second base, and designated hitter, Shaddy has hit .299 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs, seven RBIs, and six stolen bases. Shaddy, who redshirted at the University of Arkansas in the spring, leads the Marshals in runs scored with 17 and in walks with 16.

Contreras has also bounced around, fielding multiple positions throughout the first-half. Contreras has caught, played first, second, left field, and designated hitter. He currently leads the Marshals with a .330 batting average which is the fourth highest average in the TCL so far this season. Contreras has 10 doubles, which leads the league, to go along with one triple, one home run, 18 RBIs, 14 runs scored, 10 walks, and one stolen base. Contreras is transferring to Northwood University in Florida for his senior season after the Northwood University in Texas that he attended in the spring closed it doors last month.

Daughdrill has stood out as the league's top third baseman all season long. He is currently hitting .293 with six doubles, two triples, one home run, 19 RBIs, 14 runs scored, eight walks, and three stolen bases. Daughdrill recently completed his junior season at Northwestern State University in Louisiana and will be returning for his senior year in the fall.

Reese, a sophomore from Cisco College, earned the start at designated hitter. He is currently hitting .290 on the season. Reese has also seen action at first base and in left field for the Marshals. He leads the team in triples with three and is tied for the team-lead in home runs with two. He's added five doubles, 15 RBIs, 14 runs scored, nine walks, and two stolen bases. Reese will be transferring to West Texas A&M University in the fall.

Christensen, a redshirt junior at LSU Shreveport, was selected as a reserve for the All-Star Game. He is hitting .239 with four doubles, 10 RBIs, three runs scored, two walks, and seven stolen bases. Christensen missed some time early in the season due to a hand injury, but has quickly bounced back as the Marshals everyday second baseman.

Nick Palacios has appeared in eight games this season for the Marshals, the second-most on the team. He has collected two saves on the season. Palacios has tossed 13.1 innings and allowed just four earned runs on 12 hits in 13.1 innings. He has 14 strikeouts and just five walks to go along with a 2.70 ERA. Palacios, a junior at Abilene Christian University, is currently in his second season with the Marshals.

The Marshals will host the Brazos Valley Bombers in game one of the two-game series tonight starting at 7:05pm at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday night's game, along with all of the Marshals remaining home games in the second-half of the season, by calling the front office at 855-808-7529.

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