ROCHESTER, MINN. – Cal third baseman Chris Paul has been selected to play in the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game, it was announced recently by the Northwoods League office. Paul, who will be a senior next spring for the Golden Bears, will be representing the St. Cloud (Minn.) Rox as a member of the North Division All-Star Team. The contest will be held Tuesday, July 22 at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Paul is currently having an outstanding summer, batting .310 with a team-high 11 doubles, a triple, six home runs, 28 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 43 games. He is among seven Bears who are competing in the Northwoods this summer. Another Cal player excelling in the Northwoods is Robbie Tenerowicz with the Madison Mallards, batting .287 with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 19 RBI.
Other Bears in the Northwoods include catcher Mitchell Kranson with St. Cloud (.245, 4-2B, 3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI), right-hander Andrew Buckley with Madison (1-0, 3.60 ERA, one save, 27 K’s in 20.0 innings), infielder Max Dutto with Wilmar (.220, 4-2B, 15 RBI), outfielder Brian Celsi with Green Bay (.267, 4-2B, HR, 15 RBI) and outfielder Aaron Knapp with La Crosse (.200, 3-2B, 3B, HR, 14 RBI).
Mason has just joined the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod League, and pitched his first game July 12, striking out two batters in 1.2 innings versus Falmouth. Nelson is pitching for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska League, where he is 0-0 with 35 strikeouts in 27.0 innings and a 4.66 ERA. Halamandaris is hitting .229 with five doubles, a home run and 10 RBI for Wareham in the Cape Cod League.
“Summer baseball is an important part of our player’s development,” said Esquer. “It is great that so many of our players are getting an opportunity to play in these top leagues. The experience of playing against this type of competition is extremely valuable.”