Trio Of Spikes Names To 2010 NYPL All-Star Game Roster

TRIO OF SPIKES NAMED TO 2010 NYPL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTER

Curry, Santos and Ramos to play for National League side in annual short-season showcase

STATE COLLEGE, PA – For the second year in a row, the State College Spikes will send three representatives to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, as infielder Matt Curry, outfielder Adalberto Santos, and left-handed pitcher Jhonathan Ramos were all chosen on Friday to play for the National League affiliates’ squad at the 2010 version of the NYPL Midsummer Classic.

NYPL President Ben Hayes announced the rosters on Friday night for the All-Star Game, which will take place at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, home of the Staen Island Yankees, on Tuesday, August 17th. The three Spikes will join their NL teammates to take on the All-Stars from the league’s American League-affiliated clubs in the sixth annual showcase of baseball’s future stars.

Curry earned his All-Star nod at first base after surging onto the scene by reaching base in each of the first 21 games of his professional career with the Spikes. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected the TCU alum in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Curry also led the league in batting average in late July, and currently remains in the top ten with a .331 mark through Saturday while smashing three homers and driving in 19 runs.

Santos also started his professional career with a bang after being drafted in the 22nd round by the Pirates this year. The Oregon State alum racked up an 18-game on-base streak to begin his tenure with the Spikes, and is tied for second in the league in runs scored with 37 on the year. Santos is hitting .313 through Saturday with a two home runs and a team-leading 29 runs batted in.

Ramos has dominated opposing hitters as a left-hander out of the bullpen. The San Felipe, Venezuela native leads NYPL relievers in least baserunners allowed with a ratio of 6.56 per nine innings. Ramos is also second among league relievers in walks per nine innings at 1.16, and holds a 3-1 record in 2010 with a 1.54 ERA and one save through Saturday’s games. The southpaw also allows opposing hitters just a .169 average.

Complete rosters for the 2010 New York-Penn League All-Star Game will be posted on the league’s official website at www.NewYork-PennLeague.com this weekend.

The Spikes’ fifth season of providing Central PA’s Best Family Value will continue through the month of September. Single-game tickets, mini-plans, flex books and a variety of different group packages and experiences, are available now. Reserve yours today by calling toll-free at (877) 99-SPIKES. Additional team and ticket information can also be viewed by visiting StateCollegeSpikes.com.

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