News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 8, 2011

Four Rex players get All-Star call

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Terre Haute Rex garnered four selections to the Prospect League All-Star game, which is to be played July 13 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, West Va.

Starting pitchers Daniel Heefner and Chris Nunn made the West Division All-Star team, joining first baseman-outfielder Joe Meggs and outfielder Chris Manning.

Heefner has a 1.75 earned-run average in 461⁄3 innings. He’s started five games and made five relief appearances, posting a 3-1 record.

Nunn, a left-handed starter, has a 2-1 record with a 3.09 ERA. Left-handed starter Christian Slazinik would have been a likely selection with his 1.00 ERA in 27 innings, but Slazinik has been shut down for the season due to a shoulder injury.

Manning ranks among the top-10 hitters in the league with his .350 average. He leads the league with five triples and also has 11 stolen bases.

Meggs has a .342 average with 14 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 23 games of action.

Koby Kraemer, who ranks eighth in the 14-team league in RBIs with 22 and third in home runs with four was not selected. Kraemer also has a .300 batting average.

“I was happy but disappointed with Koby [being omitted]. Didn’t make sense at all,” Rex manager Brian Dorsett said.

Relief pitchers Chris Bossenberry and Nick Cunningham were also players Dorsett felt could have made the team.

“I was happy for the guys that made it, but disappointed for the guys who didn’t,” Dorsett said.