Two Johnson City Cardinals players were named to the Appalachian League All-Star team on Wednesday, while the Elizabethton Twins and Bluefield Orioles dominated the team.
Johnson City second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla and left-handed pitcher Kyle Hald made the league’s All-Star squad. Entering Wednesday’s games, Rahmatulla led the league in doubles at 25, and was eighth in batting at .327. Hald is 6-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 10 games so far this year.
Elizabethton had four players on the team, including co-player of the year Eddie Rosario. Elizabethton’s Tim Shibuya was the pitcher of the year, going 8-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 12 games. The Twins also had Miguel Santo and Madison Boer on the team.
Bluefield had three players in Kevin Pillar, Chris Hawkins and Art Charles, and manager Dennis Holmberg was the manager of they year, leading the Orioles to the top of the East Division at 37-24.
Danville’s Brandon Drury, the league’s batting champion so far at .350, was the other co-player of the year, while Elizabethton’s Ryan Hedwall was the trainer of the year.