Bishop to play in New York-Penn League All-Star Game

Current Blue Raiders round out summer action

August 17, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Blue Raider Rawley Bishop will play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 18 after an impressive season for the Oneonta Tigers, the short season affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the State College Spikes on the campus of Penn State University features players from around the country who were drafted after their junior or senior seasons of college.

Bishop ended the season batting .302 with 60 hits, 13 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 37 RBI and scored 39 runs. Bishop was first on the team in home runs and RBI, tied for first in doubles, second in hits and third in batting average.

First pitch for the New York-Penn League All-Star game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

Other Blue Raiders are also performing well in the professional ranks. Michael McKenry is batting .277 with 11 home runs and 24 doubles and 40 RBI with the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Nathan Hines and Coty Woods are teammates on the Casper Ghosts, the rookie league team of the Colorado Rockies. Hines is batting .268 with 11 extra base hits, including five home runs and 16 RBI while Woods has 15 strikeouts with a 3.24 ERA in 12 appearances.

Chris Mobley, who was in the Middle Tennessee area a few weeks ago facing the Sounds, has a 2-2 record with a 3.31 ERA in 49 innings of work. Mobley is playing for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Brett Carroll, playing for the Florida Marlins, is enjoying one of his best professional seasons. Carroll hit his first home run in the big leagues against Randy Johnson and is now batting .250 with three home runs, four doubles, two triples, 12 runs and nine RBI.

Carroll is still on the 40-man active roster but is currently playing with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs where in his last 10 games he is batting .333 with four home runs, 10 RBI and has scored 10 runs.

Matt Ray, playing for the Kane County Cougars, the single A team of the Oakland A's, is batting .222 with 10 extra base hits and 20 RBI.

Dewon Brazelton has posted an ERA of 3.43 with 80 strikeouts in 112.2 innings of work for the Camden Riversharks.

Jeremy Owens is performing well for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs as he is batting .246 with 25 home runs, 16 doubles and 64 RBI.

Playing for the Gary Southshore Railcats, Jeff Beachum is second on the team in batting with a .316 average and has 13 doubles, 28 RBI and 32 runs scored.

Josh Horn is batting .316 for the Wichita Wingnuts with 12 extra base hits, 38 RBi and has scored 58 runs while Todd Martin is hitting .343 with 15 extra base hits and 27 RBI for the Rockford Riverhawks.

Bryce Brentz made the USA National Team following in the footsteps of Brazelton in representing the United States. Brentz and Team USA won the 2009 World Baseball Challenge and the team finished the summer with a 19-5 record.

Brentz was third on the team in batting with a .366 average as he had nine extra base hits, 18 RBI and scored 15 runs and worked 10 innings on the mound with 15 strikeouts.

Justin Guidry, Robert Lawrence and Brett Wilson all played for the Union City Greyhounds. Guidry performed well at the plate as he led the Greyhounds as well as the KIT League in batting with a .328 average. On the mound, Guidry was 9-4 with 51 strikeouts for a 1.98 ERA.

Wilson posted an 8-4 record with a 2.36 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 49 innings of work. Lawrence batted .210 with eight extra base hits, 25 RBI and scored 23 runs.

Blake McDade batted .296 for the Staunton Braves with 14 extra base hits, 47 RBI and scored 23 runs with no errors on the defensive side of the ball.

Tyler Burnett batted .225 with eight extra base hits, 15 RBI and scored 23 runs for the Florence Red Wolves while Justin Miller batted .325 with 19 extra base hits and 25 RBI for the Dubois County Bombers.

Chad Edwards also played for the Bombers posting a 2.30 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 58.2 innings of work.

Marshal Mears played for the Orioles in the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association and the team was the three seed in the league tournament.

Will Skinner, who will join the Blue Raiders once classes begin, posted impressive numbers for the Forest City Owls who won the Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup. Skinner batted .308 with 21 doubles, six home runs, 31 RBI and scored 36 runs. Skinner also stole four bases and had a slugging percentage of .535.

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