Farm Report: Four Asheville Tourists On Roster for SAL All-Star Game Tuesday

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Shortstop Terrin Vavra, the Rockies third-round draft choice a year ago, is among four members of the Low-A Asheville Tourists selected to play in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will be played in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday night.

Vavara, whose father Joe is the quality control coach of the Detroit Tigers, is hitting .319 with six home runs and 32 RBI.

Other Toursits selected to the team are relievers Jake Bird (4-1, 3.02, one save) and Alex Martinez (2-4, 3.58, 14 saves), and catcher Willie MacIver (.233, eight home runs).

In Sunday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (31-39) won 7-6 against New Orleans (Marlins). Pat Valaika (.339) was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, and Sam Hilliard (.255) was 2-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and his 14th stolen base. Tim Melville (4-3, 4.70) allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks, striking out five in five innings in earning the victory. Yency Almonte (7.63) struck out two in one inning to earn his third save.

AA Hartford (37-29) lost a rain-shortened, six-inning game 5-3 at Erie (Tigers). Rico Garcia (8-2, 1.85) came out after one inning because of a rain delay and was charged with the loss, allowing two unearned runs while giving up one hit, walking two and striking out two. Scott Burcham (.208) was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI. A second makeup game from Saturday was canceled.

High A Lancaster (34-34) won 11-10 against Inland Empire (Angels). The JetHawks erupted for a five-run eighth, in which Luis Castro (.313) hit a three-run home run and Sean Bouchard (.264) a two-run home run. Austin Moore (4-0, 5.46) was credited with the victory after 2 2/3 scoreless innings in which he gave up two hits and struck out two. Antonio Santos (4.04) started and allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk, striking out eight in five innings.

Low A Asheville (29-41) lost 6-5 against Lakewood (Phillies). Alfredo Garcia (1-7, 7.34) allowed four runs on five hits and four walks, striking out two in five innings. Terrin Vavra (.324) was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Cade Harris (.218) was 2-for-3 with his fourth and fifth home runs, and three RBI.

Short-Season A Boise (0-3) lost 8-3 at Salem-Keizer (Giants). Second-round draft choice Aaron Shunk, a third baseman, made his professional debut, going 1-for-4. Bladimir Restituyo (.143) was 2-for-4 with a home run and double. Jeffri Ocando (0-1, 18.00) gave up seven runs in the first inning, and finished the day working four innings, allowing 11 hits and eight runs, walking two and striking out one.

Rookie Grand Junction (0-3) lost 7-6 at Ogden (Dodgers). Cayden Hatcher (0-1, 9.00) gave up one run in one inning and suffered the loss. Alejandro Mejia (10.80) started and allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out three in five innings. Max George (.500) made his debut as a catcher, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.