|Seven Mountaineers Named All-Stars|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:14|
Seven current Appalachian State University baseball student-athletes were named to all-star teams in their respective collegiate summer leagues over the past month.
Rising juniors Jaylin Davis (McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Guilford) and Dillon Dobson (Hamptonville, N.C./Starmount) both started for the South Division in the California Collegiate League All-Star Game on July 16 at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. Davis went 1-for-2 with a run scored while Dobson went 0-for-2 in the all-star contest, which ended in a 4-4 tie.
Davis is hitting .327 with eight doubles, three triples, six home runs, 29 RBI and nine stolen bases while Dobson is hitting .322 with 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 29 RBI for the CCL’s Santa Barbara Foresters this summer.
Rising sophomore pitchers Dallas DeVrieze (Moline, Ill./Moline) and Sean Mason (Austin, Texas/McNeil) both were elected to represent the American League in the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game on July 20 in Anchorage, Alaska. DeVrieze did not appear in the game since he was slated to start the Peninsula Oilers in the first game following the all-star break but Mason worked an inning in the A.L.’s 10-5 win.
Both pitchers have produced sterling numbers in seven starts apiece for the Oilers this summer. DeVrieze is 1-1 with a minuscule 1.76 ERA, 34 strikeouts and 38 hits allowed in 46 innings while Mason is 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 37 hits allowed in 36.2 innings of work.
Rising senior Michael Pierson (Coral Springs, Fla./Pine Crest) played for the West Division in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game on July 24 in Brockton, Mass. He came off the bench to play shortstop and went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the West’s 4-1 victory.
For the summer, Pierson is hitting .314 with 13 doubles, two triples, a home run, 23 RBI and seven steals for the FCBL’s Nashua Silver Knights.
Rising sophomore catcher Zach Hummel (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) represented the South Division in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League All-Star Game on July 16 in Xenia, Ohio. Hummel was hitless in two at-bats off the bench but helped lead the South to a 6-1 victory.
Hummel is hitting .240 with three doubles, a home run and 16 RBI in 30 games for the Great Lakes League’s Hamilton Joes this summer.
Rising junior Grayson Atwood (Mount Pleasant, N.C./Mount Pleasant) was named to the West Division team for the Prospect Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game on July 8 in Terre Haute, Ind. Atwood did not appear in the game and left his squad, the Terre Haute Rex, three days later due to injury.
In just 18 games for the Rex, Atwood had four doubles, a home run and 15 RBI.
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