East Carolina trio named Valley League All-Stars
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The trio of Nick Barber, Davis Kirkpatrick and Jake Washer have been named 2017 Valley Baseball League All-Stars according to an announcement by the league Monday evening. The event will be held on Sunday, July 9 at James Madison University’s Veterans Memorial Park with a first pitch slated for 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Barber, who plays for the New Market Rebels, is currently batting .309 (25-for-81) on the season with two home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored. The Apopka, Fla., native has appeared in 22 games adding four doubles, one triple, 12 walks and has stolen seven bases.
Joining Barber on the North roster is fellow teammate Jake Washer who leads the league with four home runs. The King, N.C. native is batting .325 (26-for-80) on the year with 20 RBI, 19 runs, two doubles and 11 walks in 21 contests. He has tallied eight multi-hit games including a season-best four on June 18 against the Purcellville Cannons.
Kirkpatrick will represent the South squad after leading the Valley League with a miniscule 0.43 ERA during the first half of the season. In six outings for the Harrisonburg Turks, he has posted a 3-1 record with one save, while striking out 20 and not allowing a walk all year. Kirkpatrick has allowed three runs (one earned) over 21.0 innings of work.
Batting practice and autograph/photo sessions for young fans will take place from 3:10-4:45 p.m. The 60 yard dash contest will be held at 4:50 p.m. and the Home Run Derby (participants still to be announced) is at 5:20 p.m. Player introductions will be at 7:15 p.m. with first pitch set for 7:30 p.m.