MUSTANGS IN THE PROS (pdf)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Former Cal Poly outfielder Zack Zehner was named Most Valuable Player of the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday as his two-run sixth-inning single snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked the East to a 7-1 win over the West at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Zehner went 2-for-3 in the game. He currently is hitting .272 for the Double-A Trenton Thunder with five home runs and 40 RBI.
Nick Torres, another ex-Mustang outfielder, stretched his hitting streak to 17 games with singles Sunday and Monday for San Antonio against Northwest Arkansas. His next game is Friday night at Frisco.
Torres is hitting .344 during the streak with 21 hits in 61 at-bats, including four doubles, lifting his average 29 points to .261.
Bud Norris, one of three former Mustangs currently on a Major League roster, was activated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Angels on July 1 and earned his 12th save July 5 at Minnesota and his 13th July 9 at Texas prior to the All-Star break.
Outfielder Mitch Haniger is hitting .271 for the Seattle Mariners, belting his seventh home run of the season last week against Oakland, while relief pitcher Casey Fien of the Phillies is on the disabled list.
Brian Mundell, promoted to Hartford of the Double-A Eastern League four weeks ago, sports a .290 average and hit his first Double-A home run, a solo shot against Portland, on July 2.
Former Mustangs in Triple-A are pitchers Jeff Johnson at Columbus and Chase Johnson at Sacramento along with infielder Mike Miller at Pawtucket and outfielder Logan Schafer at Norfolk. Playing Double-A are Torres, Zehner, Mundell, infielder Mark Mathias at Akron and shortstop Peter Van Gansen at San Antonio.
Former Cal Poly southpaw Matt Imhof was the subject of a feature story produced by Big West TV and aired recently on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. View the story by clicking here.
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