Five T-Bones named to all-star team
Five members of the Kansas City T-Bones have been named to the Great Plains team for the 2009 Northern League All-Star Game, set for tonight at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, Ill.
The players selected are left-handed pitchers Luis Villarreal and Ryan Knippschild, infielder/outfielder Damian Rolls, utility player Ryan Fox and catcher Craig Hurba. T-Bones manager Andy McCauley was chosen to manage the Great Plains All-Stars.
Rolls enters the game with a .314 batting average, 43 hits and seven home runs. Hurba has a .269 average with 32 hits, 10 homers and 31 RBIs. Fox is hitting .260 this season with 33 hits.
Knippschild has a 2-1 record with a 3.07 earned-run average and 34 strikeouts. Villarreal has a 1.2 record and a 2.86 ERA and 42 strikeouts.