The Florida State League All-Star game was played on Saturday night in Jupiter, Florida. The South All-Stars won 2-0 and were led by two members of the Bradenton Marauders.
In the bottom of the first inning, Calvin Mitchell (pictured above) led off with a double. He moved to third base on a single, then scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0. In the second inning, Travis Swaggerty hit a one out solo homer to make it 2-0. That would be the end of the scoring. The first six pitchers for the South threw one no-hit inning each. The North had just three hits in the game and didn’t get their first until the seventh.
Mitchell played the entire game in right field and went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Swaggerty played the entire game in center field and went 1-for-3 with the homer.
Dylan Busby grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the sixth and stayed in the game at third base. That was his only at-bat.
Chris Sharpe, who got snubbed in the original All-Star voting, was sent to the game as a replacement player. He popped out to third base as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, then remained in the game in left field. That meant that for the last three innings, the outfield was all Bradenton Marauders. Sharpe did not get another at-bat.
Luis Escobar, Joel Cesar and Robbie Glendinning were all elected to the game, but they have all been promoted since then, so they did not participate. Cody Bolton was also elected, but he didn’t pitch in the game.
UPDATE: Calvin Mitchell was named MVP
Led by #Pirates No. 6 prospect Cal Mitchell's BUSH’S® All-Star MVP performance, the South Division walked home with a victory in the Florida State League All-Star Game
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) June 16, 2019