Daytona Sends Three to FSL All-Star Game

When the Florida State League All-Star Game takes place on June 17 in Lakeland, three members of the 2006 Daytona Cubs will be on display. Catcher Jake Fox, first basemen Matt Craig and starting pitcher Sean Gallagher are the representatives for the Cubs, which are currently third in the FSL East with a 26-26 record.

Fox, who has hit over .300 for much of the first half also leads the FSL with 44 RBIs. His 11 home runs are second in the league and he leads the Cubs in both homers and RBIs. The defense for the Cubs catcher has also improved as the season grows. Fox is the first Daytona catcher selected since Geovany Soto was an All-Star in 2003.

Craig started off the season a little slow, but has battled back to raise his batting average by 70 points over the last month. During the month of May, the Cubs first basemen belted six home runs and drove in a league-leading 23 runs during the month. This marks Craig's second selection as an All-Star with the first coming two years ago in the Southern League when the slugger was with West Tennessee.

Gallagher will take a 4-0 record and 2.48 ERA to Lakeland. The Cubs starter has been the ace of the staff in 2006 and is third in the FSL in both wins and strikeouts. Gallagher was also selected as a Midwest League All-Star in 2005 when he started the game representing the Peoria Chiefs. He was also voted to last season's Post-Season All-Star Team in the Midwest League.

Not representing this year's Eastern Division All-Stars is the second leading hitter in the FSL Sam Fuld and the leader in appearances Adalberto Mendez. Both were considered to have a shot at making this year's team.


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