Seven BayBears Selected to All-Star Team

MOBILE, AL – On Wednesday, the Southern League announced its 2010 South Division All-Star squad, highlighted by seven members of the Mobile BayBears being selected to play in the Monday, July 12 contest at Joe W. Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

Catcher Konrad Schmidt, first baseman Bryan Byrne, shortstop Jake Elmore, outfielders Evan Frey and Ollie Linton and pitchers Josh Collmenter and Barry Enright were chosen to represent Mobile in this year's Southern League All-Star Game.

Byrne had previously played in a Southern League All-Star game in 2008. He is batting .268 with five home runs and 34 RBI this year, but he ranks fourth in the Southern League with 42 walks.

Schmidt has cracked six home runs while driving home 36 for the BayBears this season. He's hitting a team-high .319 in his first year at the Double-A level, also pacing the club with an .830 OPS.

Elmore skipped the High-A level at Visalia and came straight to the BayBears from Single-A South Bend. He's responded by batting .291 while stealing 16 bases. Additionally, he has drawn 31 walks to just 35 strikeouts.

Frey and Linton have provided with the BayBears with stellar defense in the outfield all season. Frey is batting .310 with a team-leading 93 hits and 20 stolen bases. Linton has also excelled with a .314 average. Frey was the BayBears Player of the Month in April while Linton took the award in May.

Collmenter has only made seven starts for the BayBears but has dominated with a 5-1 record to go with a 1.68 ERA. He didn't give up a run in his first 19.2 innings as a BayBear while he's fanned 41 hitters in 48.1 innings.

Enright posted a 4-1 record for the BayBears with a 2.88 ERA. He has 83 strikeouts on the season while only walking 15. He was the D-backs Minor League Pitcher of the Month in May and made his major league debut on Wednesday in St. Louis.

He allowed just one run in five innings in that spot start, which could earn him a more permanent role on the big league club. If Enright is in the majors on July 12, he will be replaced on the All-Star squad.

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