Eastern Division pitching dominated the Midwest League All-Star Game as the Western Division was held scoreless in the 5-0 contest at Peoria’s Dozer Park.
The East All-Stars scored in the top of the 1st inning, on an RBI single by Lansing’s Ryan McBroom. That was enough to win before the West All-Stars even took an at-bat, and the East’s pitching staff immediately showed it meant business. Starter Jeremy Null of the South Bend Cubs gave up one hit and struck out three in his inning of work, earning him the win and the game’s Top Star Award.
Fourteen Eastern Division pitchers combined efforts to limit the Western Division to three hits and a walk. They struck out 16 batters. The fourteen Western Division pitchers struck out 13 batters.
In addition to McBroom’s run batted in, the East All-Stars got RBI from South Bend’s Charcer Burks, Bowling Green’s Grant Kay, and Great Lakes’ Mike Ahmed.
Only two players collected two hits — West Michigan’s Michael Gerber for the East and Quad Cities’ Jacob Nottingham for the West.
Lansing’s Anthony Alford and Peoria’s Oscar Mercado each stole a base.
You can read the game’s box score here.
*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler