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South Defeats North 6-0 In FSL All-Star Game

The 2015 FSL All-Star Game was hosted by the St. Lucie Mets at Tradition Field.  (Gabe Rodriguez)

The 2015 FSL All-Star Game was hosted by the St. Lucie Mets at Tradition Field.
(Gabe Rodriguez)

The 2015 Florida State League All-Star Game took place at Tradition Field, the home of the St. Lucie Mets on Saturday night. With a 6-0 shutout the FSL South Team defeated the FSL North Team.

Before the game took place the annual FSL Home Run Derby took place and Tampa Yankees’ third baseman and top 20 prospect Miguel Andujar took the top spot and won the derby over the Palm Beach Cardinals’ first baseman Luke Voit.

Then, it was time for the main event, taking the start for the North team was Brevard County’s RHP Jorge Ortega who was signed by the Brewers in 2011. The South team sent Charlotte Stone Crabs RHP Jacob Faria (Tampa Bay Rays) to the mound.

In the bottom of the third, the South took a two run lead with a two run double by Jake Bauers on a line drive to left fielder and Lakeland Flying Tiger Ben Verlander.

In the bottom of the fifth, the South would add four more runs to their lead which included a triple by the Bradenton Marauders’ JaCoby Jones for a 6-0 ballgame that the North just couldn’t overcome.

The North as held to just six hits on the night which included two from Lakeland’s Ben Verlander and Dominic Ficociello, one from Tampa’s Miguel Andujar and Mike Ford and one from Daytona’s Sebastian Elizalde.

Jeff McNeil of the St. Lucie Mets went 2 for 5 with a run scored for the South and JaCoby Jones and Jake Bauers each had a hit and two RBIs.

Florida State League play will begin again on Monday, June 22, 2015.


Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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