State College produces five all-stars

STATE COLLEGE – Five State College Spikes players, the most in franchise history, were named to the National League affiliates’ roster for the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be held at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

First baseman David Washington and outfielders Steven Ramos and Ronald Castillo were chosen to start the game, while shortstop Cesar Valera and outfielder Jimmy Bosco were selected as reserves for the NL team.

Washington is currently tied for the NYPL lead in runs batted in with 33, and his six homers lead the Spikes.

Ramos led the league in hitting for a spell in the month of July, and is still second in the loop with a .350 batting average while adding stellar defense.

Castillo has been a big producer for the Spikes while in the lineup, compiling a .342 average with three doubles, one triple, one homer and 15 RBIs in 21 games.

Valera has combined slick fielding at short with a solid bat, hitting .290 with with 12 doubles, three triples and a home run.

Bosco, the lone 2013 Cardinals draft pick selected to the All-Star Game, is hitting .307 with nine doubles, six triples, two homers and 18 RBIs.