2009 Valley Baseball League All-Stars Released

07/05/2009 – Turks Tidbits
Four Harrisonburg Turks Named to South All-Star Team Turks Tidbits Harrisonburg,VA The 2009 Valley Baseball League announced their North and South All-Star teams. The player and team breakdowns are as follows: North; Haymarket (5), Fauquier (5), Front Royal (3), Winchester (5), Woodstock (4), and Luray (6) and the South; New Market (5), Harrisonburg (4), Staunton (7), Waynesboro (5), Rockbridge (3), and Covington (4). The Turks are proud to congratulate their four All-Stars:






Player Position Class/Height/Weight College/Hometown
Bobby Brown 1B/OF FR / 6-3 / 195 U. of Arizona/San Diego, CA
Rayan Gonzalez RHP FR / 6-4 / 194 Bethune Cookman Uhttp://www.HarrisonburgTurks.com/NewsManager/Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Drew Granier RHP SO / 6-1 / 175 Mississippi Gulf Coast C.Chttp://www.HarrisonburgTurks.com/NewsManager/Thibedaux, LA
Chris Sorce RHP JR / 6-1 / 195 Troy Uhttp://www.HarrisonburgTurks.com/NewsManager/Pensacola, FL

The player and position breakdown for the North and South teams are:



































North All-Stars Position South all-Star
Matt Benedict, Haymarket Pitchers Eric Alessio, New Market
Matt Brazis, Winchester Brian Burgess, New Market
Heith Hatfield, Woodstock Chris Enourato, Waynesboro
David Hayes, Fauquier David Gibson, Staunton
DJ Hicks, Luray Rayan Gonzalez, Harrisonburg
Guido Knudson, Woodstock Drew Granier, Harrisonburg
Jack Leathersich, Haymarket Cassidy McDaniel, Covington
Ian Marshall, Woodstock Robert Sabo, Waynesboro
BJ Martin, Fauquier Chris Sorce, Harrisonburg
Kyle Putnam, Fauquier Aaron Swenson, Staunton
Tyler Sanders, Luray Alan Watts, Rockbridge
Grant Sasser, Haymarket
Greg Van Sickler, Front Royal
Catchers
Aaron Dudley, Winchester Tony Caldwell, Waynesboro
Alex Haitsuka, Luray Rob Kral, Waynesboro
1st Base
Matt Blow, Woodstock Todd Brazeal, Staunton
Kevim Garcia, Winchester Bobby Brown, Harrisonburg
Zack Helgeson, New Market
2nd Base
Zeth Stone, Haymarket Richard Gonzalez, New Market
AJ Wirnsberger, Luray Sherman Johnson, Covington
3rd Base
Greg Hopkins, Haymarket Kent Burford, Staunton
Steve McQuail, Front Royal Anthony Melchionda, Rockbridge
Short Stop
Andres Oster, Fauquier Junior Arrojo, Covington
Alex McClure, Waynesboro
Outfield
Daniel Bowman, Luray Chris Clinton, Staunton
Dave Fallon, Winchester John Dishon, Staunton

Drew Martinez, Luray Ryan Durrence, Covington Chad Oberacker, Fauquier Brian DeLucia, Rockbridge Bobby Rauh, Winchester Blake McDade, Staunton Jared Simon, Front Royal Kenny Mickens, New Market Rob Froio, Rockbridge^

^Selected to team but will be unable to participate.

Alternates: North: Jeff DeCarlo, Front Royal; Tyler Truxell, Luray South: Garrett Baker, New Market; Matt Shepherd, Waynesboro

Head Coach, Lance Mauck of the Staunton Braves will manage the Southern All-Stars while Head Coach, Mike Bocock of the Luray Wranglers will manage the Northern squad. The Woodstock River Bandits will host the 2009 Valley Baseball League All-Star Game on Sunday, July 12th at Central High School in Woodstock, VA. Game time will be 7:30 p.m. Other events of the day will be a “Fastest Man in the Valley” skills contest and the Home Run Derby earlier in the day. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities of the day and see the best talent in the Valley Baseball League.


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