The Can-Am League has announced its 22-man roster for the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game and the Ottawa Champions will have three members of the team on the all-star squad.
C Danny Grauer was voted in as the starting catcher while RHP Phillippe Aumont and RHP Daniel Cordero were named to the pitching staff by manager Hal Lanier.
Grauer, 24, is in his third season with the Champions and is currently batting .313 with five homeruns and 25 RBI in 39 games.
The Chesapeake, VA, native has solidified himself as one of the top catchers in the league, and a 4-for-5, two homer, six RBI performance against the Rockland Boulders in late June showed just how valuable he has been.
Aumont, 28, joined the Champions in early June and has been a steadying influence on the pitching staff, going 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched.
The highlight of the Gatineau, QC, native’s season so far is a no-hitter against the Dominican Republic Team on June 28 when he struck out 11 and walked only one.
Cordero, 24, makes his second straight all-star appearance after being named to the South Team in 2016 in St. Paul.
After a slow start to the season, the Barinas, Venezuela native has really turned it on and now has a 4-3 record with a 3.73 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched.
Tickets for the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game scheduled for July 25 in Ottawa can be purchased online at www.ottawachampions.com, by phone at 613.745.2255, and in person at the RCGT Park box office.
Here is the Can-Am League All-Star team
1B Joe Maloney, Rockland
2B Brian Burgamy, New Jersey
SS Yordan Manduley, Quebec
3B Cody Regis, Rockland
C Danny Grauer, Ottawa
DH Juan Duran, Sussex County
OF Johnny Bladel, New Jersey
OF Kalian Sams, Quebec
OF Jon Smith, Rockland
UTIL Dylan Tice, Rockland
C Maxx Tissenbaum, Quebec
RHP Edilson Alvarez, Trois-Rivieres
RHP Phillippe Aumont, Ottawa
LHP Nolan Becker, Quebec
RHP Lazaro Blanco, Quebec
RHP Daniel Cordero, Ottawa
RHP Johnny Hellweg, New Jersey
RHP Markus Solbach, Rockland
RHP Justin Topa, Rockland
RHP Gianni Zayas, Sussex County
-Ottawa Champions/Can-Am League