Farm Report: Four Yard Goats Selected for Eastern League All-Star Game

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Hartford Yard Goats' infielders Colton Welkter and Alan Trejo, and relief pitchers Logan Cozart and Alexander Guillen were selected for the Eastern League Western Division All-Star team.

The game will be played July 10 in Richmond, Va.

Welker (.272) ranks eighth in the Eastern League with 71 hits, fourth with 19 doubles and fifth with 42 RBI. Trejo (.264) leads Eastern League shortstops with 11 home runs and 34 RBI.

Cozart (1.69) assumed the closer role when Ben Bowden, who was 20-for-20 in saves, was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque. Guillen has a 1.05 ERA.

In Thursday's Games:

AAA Albuquerque (34-46) lost 5-3 against Tacoma (Mariners). Drew Butera (.304) hit his third home runs, and Yonathan Daza (.378) and Elliot Soto (.313) were both 2-for-4. The Isotopes were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Pat Dean (2-8, 7.25) started and allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk, striking out six in five innings.

AA Hartford (4-5, 41-35) won 6-5 in 10 innings at Richmond (Braves). Welker (.272) devliered the game-winning pinch-hit single in the 10th, completing the Yard Goats rebound from a 5-1 deficit in the fifth. Tyler Nevin (.232) was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the third that got the comeback started. Cozart (3-1, 1.69) pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, to earn the victory. Rayan Gonzalez (2.94) struck out one in a perfect 10th to earn his second save. Matt Dennis (5.63) started and allowed four urns on eight hits and three walks, striking out four in four innings.

Advanced A Lancaster (5-3, 39-37) lost 10-2 at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Luis Castro (.294) raised his league-leading totals to 18 home runs and 56 RBI. Garrett Schilling (4-4, 4.48) was up five runs on six hits and three walks, striking out six in five innings.

A Asheville (3-5, 32-46) won 7-2 at Charleston (Yankees). The short-handed Toursits took charge in the fifth inning when Coco Montes (.235) unloaded his second grand slam and eighth home run of the season. Alfredo Garcia (2-7, 6.87) pitched five shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk, striking out four. How short-handed were the Tourists? Catcher Willie MacIver started at third base for the first time, and Danny Edgeworth made his first appearance at second base in the starting lineup. The two combined for back-to-back doubles in the ninth to produce the Tourists final run. And in the fifth, when Cade Harris was hit by a pitch, pitcher Jacob Bosiokovic found himself in left field, and went 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Short-season A Boise (6-8) completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win over Eugene (Cubs). Second-round draft choice Aaron Schunk (.244) delivered a two-run home run in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie. First-round draft Michael Toglia (.273) singled home the first run in the first. Erick Cameron (1-0, 5.40) pitched a shutout inning for the win, and Jacob Wallace (3.00) earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. Jeffri Ocando (9.00) allowed one run on four hits and a walk, striking out two in five innings.

Rookie Grand Junction (6-5) had its game against Ogden (Dodgers) postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Friday.

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