MWL All-Star Game: East beats West 5-0

Great Lakes Loons RHP Grant Holmes was one of 14 pitchers used by the Eastern Division.

Great Lakes Loons RHP Grant Holmes was one of 14 pitchers used by the Eastern Division.

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.

South Bend's Charcer Burks drove in a run for the East in the 4th inning.

South Bend’s Charcer Burks drove in a run for the East All-Stars in the 4th inning.

Only two players collected two hits — West Michigan’s Michael Gerber for the East and Quad Cities’ Jacob Nottingham for the West.

West Michigan's Michael Gerber collected two hits for the East All-Stars.

West Michigan’s Michael Gerber collected two hits for the East All-Stars.

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

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