Jody Demling

Former Louisville baseball player Nick Solak has been named an All-Star in the New York-Penn League

Former University of Louisville second baseman Nick Solak has been named to the All-Star game in the New York-Penn League. Solak is on a nine-game hitting streak for the Staten Island Yankees.

Nick Solak was playing for the Louisville Cardinals baseball team two months ago.

Now, he's a professional and has been named an All-Star.

The former U of L second baseman was a second-round draft pick by the New York Yankees and is on a nine-game hitting streak for the Staten Island Yankees. He's been named to the New York-Penn League All-Star game.

The All-Star game will be held AUg. 16.

Solak currently ranks sixth in the league in on-base percentage at .402, while hitting .302 with three home runs and 15 RBIs. He has more walks than he has strikeouts and it hitting .368 in the last nine games.

He's fielding at a .981 clip.

*Another former U of L player in the Yankees organization - Josh Rogers - was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week. Rogers plays for the Tampa Yankees and is 7-4 this season.

He has two straight shutout outings and last week worked seven innings and allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts.


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