KITTY LEAGUE ALL STARS Greyhounds put 4 on KIT glitter unit

KITTY LEAGUE ALL STARS Greyhounds put 4 on KIT glitter unit
The Union City Greyhounds have placed four players on the Kitty League All-Star Team that will face a similar group from the Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL) in the second annual all-star game between the wooden bat summer two leagues. Pitcher/infielder Drew Hayes, shortstop Justin Miller, designated hitter Ace Williams and third baseman Trey Horn were selected by a vote of Kitty League coaches Monday as representatives from the Greyhounds as part of a 24-man roster. The Dubois County Bombers of Huntingdon, Ind., will host the all-star meeting between standouts from the KIT League and the CICL July 21 at 6:30 p.m. League-leading Tradewater put six players on the Kitty League All-Star lineup, with Fulton adding five to the mix. Marion joined UC with four selections, while Owensboro had three and Farmington two players picked. Hayes, the former McKenzie prep standout who joined the Greyhounds well after the season began after playing with his Vanderbilt teammates in the collegiate postseason, has shined on the mound and has been solid in the field with UC this summer. As a pitcher, the righthander has posted a team-leading 2.10 earned run average, giving up just six runs in 252/3 innings, while compiling a 2-1 record. He has given up but 16 hits and struck out 32. When not pitching, Hayes has played at second base primarily and hit .286 with an on-base percentage of .417. Miller is hitting a team-best .311 for the Greyhounds. He also has posted club-highs of 47 hits, 31 runs scored and 20 RBI while compiling a slugging percentage of .457, according to statistics compiled by Union City team officials. His four home runs leads the ’Hounds, as do his 10 doubles. Williams is just shy of the .300 mark, hitting .295 at the time of his all-star selection. The locals’ leadoff man, he has 33 hits, 11 walks and has scored 18 runs. Horn was hitting .250 after having played in 38 games. He has accumulated 37 hits, 25 runs scored and has driven in 15 runs. Louis Haseltine, J.D. Ashbrook, Hunter Dawson, Justin Rodgers and Elliott Frey were chosen for the all-star team from Fulton. Haseltine is batting .322 for the Railroaders, No. 2 on the team, while Ashbrook’s average is .311. Dawson is reaching base at an even .400 clip as a table-setter for Fulton, while Frey has scored a team-best 45 runs. Rodgers has been a steady hurler on the Railroader pitching staff with a 5-2 record and a 2.35 ERA. Published in The Messenger 7.15.08

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