July 28, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Over a dozen Ohio University baseball players have been playing in leagues across the country this summer, but Jake Madsen, Garrett Black, Taylor Emody, Jake Miller and future Bobcat Manuel De Jesus have gone the extra mile as they were selected to their league's respective All-Star games.
Jake Madsen - Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod League), 1B
Madsen started at first base for the Cape Cod West Division All-Stars and helped the squad to a 5-0 victory over the East All-Stars this past Sunday. He made the team with a first half performance highlighted by his .333 batting average, six doubles and two home runs in 24 games.
Garrett Black - Valley Blue Sox (New England League), SS
Black was selected to the North All-Star team, which was held July 20. The North All-Stars won 4-3 and Black had a single to center in the third to help his team to victory. Black made the All-Star team with a .297 batting average, 22 hits and two doubles.
Taylor Emody - Lorain County Ironmen (Prospect League), DH
Emody played on the All-Star East team for the game held on July 8 as the starting designated hitter. Emody had a RBI single to right field in the second to help his team win 9-2. Emody reached the All-Star team with a team-high batting average of .299 and he led his team in RBI with 22.
Jake Miller - Southern Ohio Copperheads (Great Lakes League), RHP
Miller played for the South All-Star team, which was held on July 16 at Grady's Filed in Xenia, Ohio. Miller pitched the fourth inning, gave up one hit and did not allow a run to score. Miller was brought onto the All-Star team after he posted an ERA of 1.50 and a record of 3-2.
Manuel De Jesus - Terre Haute Rex (Prospect League), CF
De Jesus made the All-Star West team and started in centerfield for the game that was held on July 8. De Jesus singled to right field, which set up a run being scored. De Jesus made the All-Star team with a .320 batting average. He also leads his team in hits with 57, runs with 35, doubles with 9, RBI with 29 and stolen bases with 22.