GreenJackets land 5 pitchers on All-Star Team

Clayton Tanner is one of five Augusta All-Stars.

The South Atlantic League's All-Star rosters were announced, and the league's top pitching staff will be well-represented on the South Division team.

The Augusta GreenJackets have had five pitchers named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team, as announced by the South Atlantic League on Wednesday.

Henry Sosa, the league's ERA leader at 0.67, headlines the invitees. He will be joined by Kevin Pucetas (1.55 ERA, 3rd in the league), Adam Cowart (1.96 ERA, 4th in the league) and Clayton Tanner (2.22 ERA, 8th in the league) as starting pitchers. They will also be joined by Juan Trinidad, the Augusta closer who is co-leader of the South Atlantic League in saves with 11.

Augusta's five All-Stars are tied for the second most by any team, along with the Lake County Captains and the Lakewood Blueclaws. The Asheville tourists will be sending the most to the game with seven. Augusta's pitchers will make up five of the twelve pitchers on the South division pitching staff.

Notably, another GreenJacket pitcher was left off the team, Ben Snyder, who is 6th in the league in ERA with a 2.14 mark, and 4th in the league in strikeouts with 63.

The South Atlantic League All-Star Game will be held in Rome on June 19th, pitting the top players from the Northern division against the Southern division.

South Division All-Star Team

Pitchers:

Henry Sosa – Augusta
Keith Weiser – Asheville
Thomas Hanson – Rome
Adam Cowart – Augusta
Heath Rollins – Columbus
Kevin Pucetas – Augusta
Clayton Tanner – Augusta
Faustino Del Los Santos – Kannapolis
Jonathan Hovis – Charleston
David Robertson – Charleston
James Burok – Asheville
Juan Trinidad – Augusta

Catchers:

Francisco Hernandez – Kannapolis
Michael McKenry – Asheville
Nevin Ashley – Columbus

Infielders:

Michael Paulk – Asheville
Daniel Mayora – Asheville
Mitch Hilligoss – Charleston
Eduardo Nunez – Charleston
Hector Gomez – Asheville
Leivi Ventura – Savannah

Outfielders:

Reid Engel – Greenville
Desmond Jennings – Columbus
Ryan Royster – Columbus
Victor Ferrante – Asheville
Concepcion Rodriguez – Rome

Designated Hitter:
Chris Carter - Kannapolis

North Division All-Star Team

Pitchers:

E.J. Shanks – West Virginia
Mike McClendon – West Virginia
Taylor Bergesen – Delmarva
Kyle Drabek – Lakewood
David Qualben – Lexington
Graham Taylor – Greensboro
Cory Van Allen – Hagerstown
Blake Jones – Greensboro
Hector Rondon – Lake County
Ben Pfinsgraff – Lakewood
Josh Tomlin – Lake County
Jeff Moore – Delmarva

Catchers:

Andy Bouchie – West Virginia
Tuffy Gosewisch – Lakewood
Matt McBride – Lake County

Infielders:

Matt Whitney – Lake County
Chris Coghlan – Greensboro
Jared Goedert – Lake County
Jason Donald – Lakewood
Adrian Cardenas – Lakewood
Chris Vinyard – Delmarva

Outfielders:

Brandon Tripp – Delmarva
Darren Ford – West Virginia
Chris Marrero – Hagerstown
John Raynor – Greensboro
Mike Daniel – Hagerstown

Designated Hitter
Jonel Pacheco - Hickory

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