Three Ridgemen named to 2015 All-Star Game

The Rochester Ridgemen will have two representatives in Oneonta this season, as Cameron Carney and Colin Winn were named to the 2015 New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game earlier today during the league’s weekly podcast show.

Carney has been the ace of the Ridgemen staff this season, putting together a 4-2 record, while going the distance in four complete game efforts on the year. He is 4-0 in those, and currently has 41 strikeouts, which is good for fifth in the league.

The Niagara Falls, NY native who is entering his senior season at Tusculum College has a team-low ERA of 2.25, only allowing 11 earned runs and 31 hits in his 44 innings pitched on the season. Carney will most likely pitch in a reliever role on Thursday at Damaschke Field, as he is the probable starter for Tuesday’s matchup with the Geneva Twins.

The position player heading with Carney will be outfielder Colin Winn, who has put together a very good season at the plate and has gotten hot as of late. Currently working on a streak of four multi-hit games in a row, Winn has a .317 batting average in 104 at-bats on the season, a team-high for current players.

Hitting in the top two spots in the lineup for the bulk of the season, Winn is the one scoring the runs, not driving them in for most cases. He has a team-high 19 runs scored, while seven runs have been driven in off his bat.

The Santa Ana College sophomore who calls Orange, California home has stolen seven bases on the season, which is good for third on the squad and drawn 16 walks, which leads the Ridgemen.

The third player elected to the All-Star Game was Cole Metcalfe, but he had to go home earlier in the season due to an injury sustained in the first couple weeks of the season. Metcalfe himself was swinging a hot bat, swinging at a .345 clip in 58 at-bats. He drove in nine runs in 15 games before having to go home July 5.

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