Jaxx Send Seven to Southern League All-Star Game

The Northern Division All-Star roster was set earlier today and the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx secured a Northern Division high seven players for the upcoming Southern League All-Star Game, to be played on July 13th at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The Diamond Jaxx players named to the All-Star game include SS Buck Coats, former Jaxx closer Talley Haines, 3B Casey McGehee, OF Matt Murton, RHP Ricky Nolasco, OF Felix Pie and RHP Andy Shipman.

Coats has appeared in sixty-seven games, compiling a .310 average with no homers and twenty-six RBI's. Coats has also stolen thirteen bases on the campaign.

Haines was the Diamond Jaxx closer until he was called up to Triple-A Iowa on June 21st. Haines had a record of 4-2 with thirteen saves and a 1.78 ERA.

McGehee has compiled a .305 average with four homers and thirty-two RBI's in sixty-three games played this season. He has also provided solid defense at third base.

Murton is currently second in the Southern League with a .342 average. Murton has hit five homers and driven in thirty-eight runs. Murton is also second in the league with ninety-five hits.

Nolasco has a 7-0 record with a 2.78 ERA. Ricky is third in the league in ERA, tied for fourth in the league in wins and is tied for second in the league in strikeouts with ninety.

Pie has appeared in fifty-nine games with the Diamond Jaxx. He is hitting .304 with eleven homers and twenty-five RBI's. Pie has also stolen thirteen bases.

Shipman has appeared in thirty-one games, all out of the bullpen. The right-hander has a record of 1-4 with one save and a 3.03 ERA.

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