Mudcats

Three Mudcats named to All-Star Team

Posted June 4, 2014

The Carolina Mudcats proudly announce that three members of this year’s squad have been named 2014 Carolina League All-Stars. Shortstop Erik Gonzalez, left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt and outfielder Anthony Gallas will participate in the Carolina/California League All-Star Game in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 17th.

Erik Gonzalez, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 40-man roster, receives his first All-Star selection. He will serve in a utility infield role for the All-Star Game. Through 41 games, the Dominican owns a .304 average with one home run and 24 RBI. Gonzalez owns five triples, the most by a Mudcat this year. The 22-year-old hit .341 in April and owns the longest hitting streak in the CL this year, a 16-gamer that spanned April 8-24. Gonzalez signed with the Indians as a free agent in 2008.

This is also the first All-Star selection for Ryan Merritt, 22. The McKinney, Texas, native owns the most wins (6) and the best ERA (1.71) among Carolina League qualifiers this year. His 0.98 WHIP also tops CL hurlers and Merritt ranks second in the league with 68.1 innings pitched. Opposing batters are hitting just .207 against Merritt, second only to teammate Shawn Morimando (.205). His 8.82 Fewest Baserunners/9 IP Ratio is also a league best. The Tribe originally chose Merritt in the 16th round of the 2011 draft.

Anthony Gallas earned his second All-Star selection. He made the Midwest League All-Star roster, representing Lake County, in 2011. Gallas leads the CL with 21 doubles, the fourth most in all of MiLB. The Cleveland, Ohio, native owns a .292 batting average and also leads the team with seven home runs. He has plated 27 runs on the year and scored a team-high 52 runs. Gallas went undrafted despite tremendous numbers during his career with Kent State University. The Cleveland Indians signed him in 2010.

The 2014 Carolina/California League All-Star Game will be held June 17 at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware. The Carolina League’s Wilmington Blue Rocks will host this year's event, which will include a Hitting Challenge on June 16.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
1st Intermission
CAR 2
TAM 1
 
Half
IND 44
TOR 50
 
2nd
DET 35
CLE 40
 
2nd
MIA 35
MIL 41
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
WAS
2nd
AKR 39
BST 34
 
2nd
KSU 37
CMICH 26
 
2nd
VCU 41
GWU 29
 
2nd
TOL 48
UMO 46
 
2nd
MICH 45
NEB 29
 
2nd
BGU 35
NILL 26
 
2nd
EMICH 53
OHIO 24
 
2nd
VT 34
PITT 40
 
2nd
LAS 30
STJOE 34
 
2nd
TULA 30
TULSA 38
 
2nd
UGA 48
VANDY 40
 
2nd
KYST 27
WVU 26
 
2nd
BUF 49
WMICH 46
 
2nd
GEOR 26
XAV 38
 
1st
EVAN 13
INDST 13
 
1st
ORU 22
TABOR 8
 
9:00pm Tonight
OKST
BAY
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ALA
UF
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARK
TENN
9:00pm Tonight
AUB
TEXAM
9:00pm Tonight
UTST
WYO
9:05pm Tonight
SDST
FRES
10:00pm Tonight
CALST
SDCHR
 
10:00pm Tonight
NEV
UNLV
11:00pm Tonight
BSU
COLST
2nd
PHI 1
ARI 2
 
2nd
NYI 2
NYR 0
 
2nd
CLB 1
WAS 0
 
2nd
PIT 1
WIN 2
 
1st Intermission
MON 2
DAL 1
 
1st Intermission
FLA 2
DET 1
 
1st Intermission
CAR 2
TAM 1
 
1st
NAS 0
COL 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
BUF
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
MIN
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
ANA