GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro products Jermaine Mitchell and Patrick Currin have earned spots in their respective Minor League Baseball All-Star Games
Both games will be played on Tuesday night. Mitchell’s Midwest League All-Star Game appearance will take place on Tuesday night at Kane County, while Currin’s California-Carolina League All-Star game appearance will be played in Stockton. Currin was named to the team this weekend as a late replacement, one of two Ports on the squad.
Mitchell, the lead-off hitter for the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League (A), is hitting .293 with four home runs and 29 RBI. He leads the team in stolen bases with nine and has a team-best .419 slugging percentage. Mitchell celebrated his selection with his fourth home run of the season Saturday night in Kane County’s 3-0 win over Burlington at home.
Since his call-up to Stockton from Kane County, Currin has been nearly untouchable. After allowing four earned runs in his first outing – which came after travelling cross-country that day to join the ball club, he has allowed just earned run in 15 appearances since. The Durham, NC native pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday night’s 10-5 loss to Visalia, marking the ninth straight appearance that he has held the opposition scoreless. He has recorded four saves and struck out 14 and walked three during those 13 scoreless innings of work. He has held the opposition to a .154 batting average since his late April call-up.
Both players are in the Oakland organization and were selected during the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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