07/10/2006 4:54 PM - CHICAGO The Northern League announced Monday the starting and reserve players for its 2006 All-Star Game, which will take place at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday, July 18.
On the East Division squad, the host Kansas City T-Bones had four starters selected 1B Charles Peterson, OF Greg Jacobs, DH Eddie Pearson, and starting pitcher Jonathan Krysa; however, due to a conflicting personal commitment, Pearson is unable to play in the game and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Schaumburgs Chris Weekly. Weekly joins three Flyers teammates on the East division squad center fielder Eric Cole, right fielder Ben Van Iderstine, and shortstop Geoff McCallum. The other two infielders come from the Joliet JackHammers, second baseman Chad Ehrnsberger and third baseman John Lackaff. Gary catcher Chris Curry rounds out the East Division starting lineup.
The first half West division champion Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks took four starting positions on the West Division All-Stars: first baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke, third baseman Ruben Salazar, and outfielders Richard Austin and Joe Mathis. The Winnipeg Goldeyes also had four starters selected from their club catcher Aaron Mendoza, outfielder Fehlandt Lentini, designated hitter Jimmy Hurst, and starting pitcher Josh Beshears. Middle infielders second baseman Manabu Kuramochi of Calgary and shortstop Stubby Clapp of Edmonton round out the West starting lineup.
Of the 20 All-Star starters in 2006, only Austin (OF for North) and Ehrnsberger (SS for South) were elected a year ago. Voting for the starters was conducted among Northern League managers, radio announcers, and media representatives from each of the eight league cities.
The All-Star managers, Garys Greg Tagert in the East and Fargo-Moorheads Doug Simunic in the West, have also selected the reserves for their respective squads (listed below).
2006 Northern League All-Star Game Rosters
C Chris Curry, GAR Aaron Mendoza, WPG
1B Charles Peterson, KCT Jesse Hoorelbeke, F-M
2B Chad Ehrnsberger, JOL Manabu Kuramochi, CGY
3B John Lackaff, JOL Ruben Salazar, F-M
SS Geoff McCallum, SHM Stubby Clapp, EDM
OF Greg Jacobs, KCT Richard Austin, F-M
OF Eric Cole, SHM Fehlandt Lentini, WPG
OF Ben Van Iderstine, SHM Joe Mathis, F-M
DH Eddie Pearson, KCT Jimmy Hurst, WPG
(will not play attending to
sub: Chris Weekly, SHM
SP: Jonathan Krysa, KCT Josh Beshears, WPG
C Craig Hurba, KCT OF Brent Krause, F-M
OF Jay Pecci, GAR IF Aaron McEachran, CGY
IF Rob Watson, SHM C Allen Mottram, F-M
P Greg Bicknell, KCT P Brian Adams, F-M
P Nate Cotton, SHM P Todd George, F-M
P Byron Embry, KCT P Brandon Harmsen, F-M
P Willie Glen, GAR P Jon Huizinga, CGY
P Dan Jackson, SHM P Josh Kite, WPG
P Travis Kerber, GAR P Brett Lawson, EDM
P Amad Stephens, JOL P Mark Michael, F-M
P Luis Villareal, JOL P Howard Pence, WPG