Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Serritella and Quinn Shine as NY-Penn League All-Stars


The Williamsport Crosscutters' two representatives in the short-season New York-Penn All-Star festivities made a serious impact on Tuesday evening.

Chris Serritella (pictured), who was selected in the 4th round of this year's amateur draft, started the night by winning the HR Derby, downing Mahoning Valley's Joe Sever in the finals.

Serritella, a 22-year-old first baseman, has posted a .293 batting average with 20 doubles, five home runs and 33 RBI in 52 games thus far this season. Additionally, the Southern Illinois University product went 1-for-2 with a single in the actual All-Star Game. Serritella started the game as the National League affiliate team's designated hitter.

Crosscutters teammate, shortstop Roman Quinn, entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and proceeded to go 2-for-2 with an inside-the-park homer and an RBI single. The round tripper was the first of Quinn's young pro career.

The 19-year-old Quinn was the Phillies' second round pick in the 2011 draft out of Port St. Joe High School in Florida.

Nationals third base prospect Estarlin Martinez was also a key contributor for the NL prospects, as he laced two doubles in four at bats and scored twice.

The National League affiliate team pounded the American League affiliates team 8-1.

The exhibition featuring the league's top performers was held at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Cleveland affiliate.

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