Four Blue Raiders to play in summer league All-Star games

Dansville Duo make Propect League All-Star game

July 7, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Four Middle Tennessee baseball student-athletes achieved All-Star status to highlight the Blue Raiders in action during the summer league.

Jared Allen will represent the High Point-Thomasville HiToms in the Coastal Plain League All-Star game Monday, July 14. Allen has started in 21 of the 22 games for the HiToms, tallying a .269 batting average, while ranking second on the team with six doubles and five home runs.

Joining Allen in the all-star festivities, are Austin Bryant of the Prospect League, incoming Blue Raider Ronnie Jebavy of the Prospect League and Kooper Kessler in the Valley League.

Bryant and Jebavy, both teammates for the Danville Dans, are slated to participate in the All-Star Game in Terre Haute, Indiana on Tuesday, July 8. Bryant is hitting .297 with 18 RBI in 30 games for the Dans and notched his fourth multi-RBI game July 4 at Butler. Jebavy has notched a .319 average with 10 doubles in 30 games for Danville. The Murfreesboro native added a 2-for-6 performance against Butler, earning his 13th multi-hit game of the season.

Kessler is the lone Blue Raider pitcher to earn a spot on an All-Star roster. He has appeared in four games with three starts and is tied for the team-lead with 25 innings pitched for the Staunton Braves. The 2015 senior ranks second on the Braves with 21 strikeouts and posts a 2.88 ERA with a 1-2 record.

Other notable Blue Raiders include Reid Clements of the Madisonville Miners, Brad Jarreau of the Dodge City A's and Tyler Troutt of the Quincy Gems. Clements has started four games for the Miners, totaling a 1.85 ERA with an Ohio Valley League best 24 and two-thirds innings pitched.

In 27 games for the A's, Jarreau has a .330 batting average, while tallying a team second-best 22 RBI. The Joelton, Tennessee native also leads Dodge City with 37 hits and ranks second on the team with eight RBI.

Troutt is the third Blue Raider to star in the Prospect League this summer, winning all three games he has pitched in while tallying a 1.42 ERA. He has tossed 17 strikeouts to only five walks and produced his best outing of the season against Springfield June 6. The incoming lefty pitcher tossed seven scoreless innings, while striking out nine.

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