7 Whitecaps in Midwest League All-Star Game

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West Michigan Whitecaps at Dow Diamond in Midland for the Midwest League All-Star Game. (June 20, 2017)


MIDLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The best of the Midwest League is gathered in Midland Tuesday night for the annual All-Star Game, and the West Michigan Whitecaps were well represented.

The Western Division beat the Eastern Division 5-2.

Seven Whitecaps were in the Eastern Division lineup, including a pair of starters: Blaise Salter, Jacob Robson, Josh Lester, Austin Sodders, Gregory Soto, Jason Foley and Danny Woodrow.

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Crews remove the tarps from Dow Diamond in Midland for the Midwest League All-Star Game. (June 20, 2017)

“It’s just a big time honor with all the great players in this team and I’m looking forward to playing tonight,” Salter, a first baseman, said before the game.

“You don’t really think about making the All-Star team at the start of the season. You just want to perform your best,” Foley, a pitcher, said. “It’s just an honor to be a part of it and be represented with the best competition in the league. It’s been super fun so far.”

Last week, the Whitecaps clinched a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season.

“This whole entire year has been awesome,” Sodders, another pitcher, said. “We have such great chemistry, such great guys. It’s no surprise we have seven of us are here. Everyone’s been playing so well.”

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