Monday, May 25, 2009

All Star Weekend Event Results

. Monday, May 25, 2009

The annual Wright world All-Star game weekend has come and gone. Exciting times for fans of the game to enjoy the festivities. The Home Run Derby did not disappoint. In a fierce battle San Diego Padres 1B Mo Coleridge defeated Cincinnati Marauders 1B Cyrus Jefferies 7-5 in the final round. He crushed 33 dingers overall in what may have been a preview of the NL MVP race.

The Future's game was less than a stellar showing of talent for the world team. The US team dominated from the get go. The offense led by the Yankees star prospect SS Chris Lloyd. He would however be outshined by US teammate Juan Sardinha who won game MVP honors in the 8-0 US rout.

This year's all-star affair was the highlight of the weekend. In a fantastic display of star power the two leagues fought to the wire for the victory. The AL would get the early advantage via a RBI groundout from Louie Park to gain the 1-0 lead in the 2nd. The AL would tack on another run in the 4th when Hipolito Barrios walked George Howard with the bases loaded.
The NL would begin their comeback after Tony Neruda drove in teammate Cyrus Jefferies in the 6th. That would be followed by a leadoff solo HR by John Jones in the 8th.
But the game would be decided later that innging in the bottom half. As Louie Park would strike once again and single home Tim Greer to score the go ahead run. The AL would hold on for a 3-2 win as Bill Duran would pick up the victory and Boise Land Sharks rookie LF Louie Park took home game MVP honors.