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2018 ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

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MOORHEAD, MN- The American Association announced the 2018 Post-Season All-Star team on Monday, September 3. The team was selected by a vote of the league’s field managers and media.

The Wichita Wingnuts and Sioux City Explorers paced the league with three All-Stars each.

The All-Stars:

Catcher: Justin O’Conner, St. Paul Saints

  • Leads Saints with 17 home runs
  • Fifth on the team with 41 RBIs

First Baseman: Brady Shoemaker, St. Paul Saints

  • Hitting .311
  • Leads the team with 69 RBIs

Second Baseman: Logan Watkins, Wichita Wingnuts

  • Third in the league with a .335 average
  • Stole 22 bases

Third Baseman: Jose Sermo, Sioux City Explorers

  • Leads the league with 81 RBIs
  • Hitting .314
  • Fifth in the league with 24 stolen bases

Shortstop: Nate Samson, Sioux City Explorers

  • Third straight American Association All-Star team
  • Leads the league with a .341 batting average
  • Fifth in the league with 73 RBIs

Outfielder: Todd Cunningham, Kansas City T-Bones

  • Second in the league with a .338 batting average
  • Stole 17 bases

Outfielder: Michael Lang, Sioux City Explorers

  • Hitting .306 with 9 home runs and 45 RBIs

Outfielder: Dillon Thomas, Texas AirHogs

  • Fourth in the league with a .333 batting average
  • Leads the league with 37 doubles

Designated Hitter: Curt Smith, Lincoln Saltdogs

  • Hitting .315
  • Tied for fourth in the league with 5 triples
  • Seventh in the league with 17 home runs
  • Tied for third in the league with 74 RBIs

Starting Pitcher: RHP Travis Banwart, Wichita Wingnuts

  • Leads the league with a 2.24 ERA
  • 8-4

Relief Pitcher: RHP Daniel Tillman, Wichita Wingnuts

  • Leads the league with 27 saves

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