Four Caps Take Home All-Star Honours

Enrique Cruz - one of four Capitals selected as NAL All Stars today

Boleska, Santangelo, Cruz and Linden honoured as North American League All-Stars

Edmonton, AB – The North American League announced today the selections for its All-League All-Star Team. These players represent the best in the league at their positions in 2011 and among them are four members of the Edmonton Capitals – the 2011 North American League Champions. They include relief pitcher Tom Boleska, catcher Lou Santangelo, shortstop Enrique Cruz and the recently honoured North American League MVP Todd Linden.

“All four of our players are very deserving of this honour and each of them made a big contribution to our team’s success this championship season.” said Caps Director of Baseball Operations Gord Gerlach. “The North American League Championship is something that was earned by our entire team but these individual awards highlight just a few of the many elite talents we had in our clubhouse and emphasizes what an exceptional year that was.”

The four all-star selections are the second most of any North American League team and the ball club would like to congratulate all fours players on this terrific accomplishment.

2011 North American League All Star Selections:

Starting Pitchers:
1. Chandler Barnard, RHP, San Angelo Colts: 12-2, 3.25 ERA, 98 K, 25 BB, 103 H, 113.2 IP
2. Jason Stevenson, LHP, Chico Outlaws: 8-0, 1.68 ERA, 76 K, 14 BB, 57 H, 64.1 IP
3. Eric Blackwell, RHP, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: 8-3, 3.01 ERA, 100 K, 34 BB, 83 H, 92.2 IP
4. Logan Williamson, LHP, San Angelo Colts: 11-2, 4.99 ERA, 104 K, 36 BB, 126 H, 113.2 IP
5. Aaron Guerra, RHP, Edinburg Roadrunners: 7-7, 3.60 ERA, 62 K, 14 BB, 106 H, 85 IP

Relief Pitchers:
1. Edgar Martinez, RHP, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: 2.48 ERA, 60 K, 6 BB, 26 H, 20 SV, 32.2 IP
2. Julio Castro, RHP, Edinburg Roadrunners: 2.05 ERA, 58 K, 8 BB, 35 H, 11 SV, 48.1 IP
3. Tom Boleska, RHP, Edmonton Capitals: 2.11 ERA, 56 K, 11 BB, 34 H, 11 SV, 47 IP
4. JJ Leaper, RHP, Yuma Scorpions: 1.39 ERA, 31 K, 12 BB, 17 H, 3 SV, 26 IP
5. Clayton Uyechi, RHP, Na Koa Ikaika Maui: 1.65 ERA, 29 K, 15 BB, 23 H, 3 SV, 32.2 IP

Catcher:
Lou Santangelo, R/R, Edmonton Capitals: .346/.410/.600 11 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 45 RBI

First Base:
CJ Ziegler, Lake County Fielders/Calgary Vipers: .334/.432/.658 20 2B, 0 3B, 24 HR, 79 RBI

Second Base:
Wilver Perez, R/R, Calgary Vipers: .379/.457/.601 26 2B, 8 3B, 11 HR, 86 RBI, 30 SB

Third Base:
Landon Camp, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .319/.390/.681 16 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 61 RBI

Shortstop:
Enrique Cruz, R/R, Edmonton Capitals: .361/.413/.594 28 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR, 66 RBI, 9 SB

Outfield:
1. David Peralta, L/L, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: .392/.429/.661 30 2B, 5 3B, 17 HR, 81 RBI
2. Todd Linden, S/R, Edmonton Capitals: .355/.475/.605 22 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR, 79 RBI, 23 SB
3. Ronnie Gaines, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .358/.455/.674 25 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 79 RBI, 19 SB
4. Jake Rife, L/L, Chico Outlaws: .343/.438/.583 23 2B, 6 3B, 13 HR, 71 RBI, 24 SB

Utility:
Jimmy Rohan Jr., R/R, Calgary Vipers: .379/.442/.495 24 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 58 RBI
Designated Hitter:
Daryl Jones, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .345/.408/.647 22 2B, 0 3B, 28 HR, 90 RBI, 11 SB