Five Scrappers named to NYPL All Star team
August 8, 2012
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the New York Penn League announced the 2012 NYPL All Star rosters today. The American League roster will feature five members of the Scrappers: second baseman Joe Wendle, infielder Joe Sever, right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus, right-handed pitcher Jacob Lee, and catcher/first baseman Charlie Valerio. The Scrappers staff will coach the American League squad, while the Jamestown Jammers staff will coach the National League squad.
The festivities start on Monday, Aug. 13th at the Packard Music Hall in Warren with the All-Star Gala. The event begins at 6:00 pm and those in attendance will get to see the All-Stars up close as they are individually announced. Cuisine unique to the Valley will be available throughout the evening as well as drinks and live entertainment. The All-Star Gala is courtesy of TicketReturn.
The PNC Bank All-Star Luncheon starts the day on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Magnuson Grand Hotel where former Indians great Mike Hargrove will be a keynote speaker. The action then shifts to Eastwood Field as gates will open at 3:30 pm. Players from both the American and National League teams will be signing autographs for fans before the power hitters of the NYPL showcase their skills during the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Home Run Derby. The Derby is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm. First pitch for the game is scheduled for 7:35pm.
All Star Game tickets are available starting at just $10. For more information, contact the Scrappers front office at (330) 505-0000.
Follow Tony and the Indians Prospect Insider on Twitter @TonyIBI. Also, his new book the 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider which profiles the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is available for sale.