RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League, are pleased to announce that relief pitcher Phil McCormick has been added to the Western Division All-Star roster. McCormick will join teammates 2B Joe Panik, RHP Edwin Quirarte, LHP Jack Snodgrass, OF Javier Herrera, INF Mark Minicozzi and C Andrew Susac on the Western Division All-Star Team that will compete in the EL All-Star Game at New Britain Stadium in New Britain, CT, on Wednesday, July 10th.
The Eastern League All-Star Game will feature the Western Division All-Stars vs. the Eastern Division All-Stars. Players were chosen though voting conducted by league managers, media members and fans.
- Phil McCormick (LHP)– McCormick earns the replacement honors having been one of the most reliable relievers in the Eastern League. The lefty is tied for the league-lead in appearances (34) and has held left-handed hitters to a .169 batting average. McCormick has a record of 3-5 with a 3.31 ERA and has struck out 41 batters in just 35.1 innings pitched. The side-winding southpaw was selected by the Giants in the 31st round of the 2011 draft out of the University of Missouri
The Squirrels are currently on the road and will return home on July 4th for an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Heart of VA Chevrolet Dealers, Verizon Wireless and Chili's. Tickets for July 4th are sold out, however, limited availability remains for the Fireworks Extravaganza shows on July 5th and July 6th by contacting the box office at (804) 359-FUNN (3866) or on-line at SquirrelsBaseball.com. Season-Ticket and Mini-Plan packages are currently available and can be purchased by calling the Flying Squirrels at (804) 359-FUNN (3866), logging on to SquirrelsBaseball.com or visiting the Squirrels Ticket Office at The Diamond.
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