The 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game was an exciting contest that was won by the East, 6-5, in walkoff fashion.
With two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Lansing Lugnuts OF Dalton Pompey came through with an RBI single to drive in the winning run for the East. The East led 5-2 after 8 innings, but the West scored three runs in the top of the 9th — two on a double by Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Niko Goodrum and the tying run on a wild pitch.
West Michigan Whitecaps infielder Devon Travis earned the game’s MVP award by going 2-for-2 with a bases-clearing triple in his second at-bat. (Incidentally, Travis leads the Midwest League with a .350 batting average.)
The West scored first in the 2nd inning via an RBI double by Kane County Cougars DH Dan Vogelbach and an RBI sacrifice fly by Cedar Rapids Kernels 2B Jorge Polanco.
Quad Cities River Bandits SS Carlos Correa singled twice. Cedar Rapids Kernels CF Byron Buxton went 0-for-3, flying out each time.
Attendance for the All-Star Game at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field was 8,746. Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Fellow Cincinnati Reds great George Foster also was on hand for the festivities.
Dayton Dragons OF Jesse Winker won the Home Run Derby contest prior to the game. He hit six home runs in the first round and four more in the second round.