Monday, August 29, 2016

Tyler Wade, Jordan Montgomery Selected to EL Post-Season All-Star Team

post-season-all-star-team

The Eastern League announced that Thunder INF Tyler Wade and LHP Jordan Montgomery have been selected to the league's post-season All-Star team.

Wade, who was selected as the shortstop for the East Division team at the League's mid-summer All-Star game in Akron, Ohio, has been a key cog in the offensive attack for the Thunder with outfielder Dustin Fowler. Wade is hitting .271 with 16 doubles, seven triples, five home runs and 25 RBI's this season. His 24 stolen bases leads the team. With 63 walks, Wade ranks second in the Eastern League and is tied for second in runs scored with 86. Wade has been named to a post-season All-Star team fro the second straight year, following his selection to the Florida State League's team in 2015.

LHP Jordan Montgomery was also an Eastern League All-Star selection and earned the victory for the East Division's win. Montgomery, who was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following his start on July 28th against Altoona, went 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA in 19 starts for the Thunder. At the time of his promotion, Montgomery led the Eastern League in ERA and twice with the Thunder had double-digit strikeout games.

The full post-season All-Star team is below:

1B: Rhys Hoskins, Reading
2B: Erich Weiss, Altoona
3B: Eric Wood, Altoona
SS: Tyler Wade, Trenton
C: Chance Sisco, Bowie
OF: Dylan Cozens, Reading
OF: Raimel Tapia, Hartford
OF: Aneury Tavarez, Portland
DH: Rowdy Tellez, New Hampshire
Utility: Garabez Rosa, Bowie
Right-handed SP: German Marquez, Hartford
Left-Handed SP: Jordan Montgomery, Trenton
Relief Pitcher: Matt Carasiti, Hartford

The Thunder return to ARM & HAMMER Park on Friday, September 2 for a four-game series with the Reading Fightin Phils. The weekend features great giveaways, a pair of fireworks shows and specials on food and drinks. For more information and tickets, click here.

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