Three Potomac Nationals named All Stars

Potomac Nationals right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga, catcher Salomon Manriquez and first baseman Josh Whitesell have been selected to the 2005 Carolina League All-Star team.

Galarraga, Manriquez and Whitesell will represent the Nationals in the 2005 Carolina League vs. California League All-Star game on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Harry Grove stadium in Frederick, MD.

Galarraga is currently 2-3 with a 2.53 earned run average. He currently ranks third in the league in ERA. In 11 games, Galarraga has held opponents to a .228 batting average and has allowed 19 runs on 54 hits while recording 60 strikeouts.

Manriquez leads the Nationals with a .517 slugging percentage and is tied for the team lead with 7 home runs. In the 48 games he has played, Manriquez is batting .293. He has 14 doubles and two triples on the season.

Whitesell leads the Nationals with a .398 on-base percentage and is tied for the team lead with 7 home runs. Whitesell is also second on the team in doubles (16) and RBI's (32). In 49 games, Whitesell has a .294 batting average.

The Carolina League will be represented by a total of 23 players in the All-Star game. Winston-Salem has a league leading six representatives and Northern Division leader, Lynchburg, has four. The remaining league teams - Frederick, Kinston, Myrtle Beach, Salem and Wilmington - have two representatives each.

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