Three more Valley Leaguers were named and appeared in their league’s all-star game, and then, awesomely enough, all three were moved up a level immediately after the game!
- Ryan Meisinger (Staunton 2014) appeared in the South Atlantic League all-star game on June 21st. He gave up a home run in his 2/3 of an inning stint in the actual all-star game (Austin Rei hit it). Ryan crushed the SAL in his time with Delmarva; he went 3-2, 0.78, with 4 saves, 24 hits, 9 walks, and 48 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched. That’s only 33 baserunners against 48 K’s. He’s been moved up to the Frederick Keys in the Carolina League, but he hasn’t appeared in a game yet.
- Luke Leftwich (Aldie 2013) also appeared in the SAL all-star game. He threw a shutout inning, the 3rd, for the North Division. Luke’s numbers are just as good, if not better, than Meisinger’s, although Luke put his up as a starter, unlike Ryan. Over 12 starts for Lakewood, Leftwich went 7-3, 2.00, with 55 hits, 18 walks, and 88 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings pitched. He was also named the SAL Pitcher of the Week on June 20th. Luke has been moved up to Clearwater of the Florida State League, but has not appeared in a game yet (he’s scheduled to start tonight!).
- AJ Murray (Harrisonburg 2012) was chosen to play in the Midwest League all-star game. He hit a home run with a man on base in the contest. Afterwards, he was called up to Fort Myers of the Florida State League. For Cedar Rapids, he hit 262/346/415 in 229 at-bats, with 15 doubles and 6 home runs. He’s 1-8 so far in the FSL.
Congratulations to all three players!