Tuesday’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game offered plenty of opportunities for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite players from both the American and National League squads.
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Members of the home team Hudson Valley Renegades sign autographs as part of the very popular Fan Fest.
The coaches and players from the American League squad sign for the fans two hours before game time. The National League team preceded them.
Outfielder Brandon Kawal of the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) in batting practice.
Austin McClune, outfielder from the State College Spikes (Pittsburgh), takes his cuts.
Catcher Nicholas Stillwagon, also of the Spikes, takes his turn.
Andrew Brown, first baseman from the Batavia Muckdogs (Cardinals) steps up.
The three Muckdogs, Brown along with pitchers Jess Todd and Josh Dew take a breather after practice.
Jamestown’s (Florida) catcher Torre Langley won the Home Run Derby.
Mike McCormick of the hometown Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Bay) was the Home Run Derby’s sentimental favorite, but finished second, despite a dominating first-round performance.
State College Spikes (Pittsburgh) first baseman Justin Byler, outfielder Austin McClune, catcher Nicholas Stillwagon and pitcher Anthony Watson.
Among the Williamsport Cutters (Philadelphia) stars are pitchers Drew Naylor and Chance Chapman.
Starting on the mound for the AL was Guillermo Moscoso from Oneonta (Detroit). He allowed a two-run double in the first inning.
The NL starting pitcher was former Texas Longhorns star Adrian Alaniz, now of the Vermont Lake Monsters (Washington).
Starting NL second baseman Tyler Mach of Williamsport (Philadelphia) takes his lead off first base.
Left-handed pitcher Anthony Watson from State College came on in the third inning.
Garrett Parcell of Jamestown (Florida) was the Pitcher of the Game after firing 10 pitches, eight of them for strikes, as he fanned two in a hitless seventh inning for the NL.
With the game-winning hit in the eighth inning for the AL in a 6-4 come-from-behind victory, DH Chris Carlson of the Oneonta Tigers was named Player of the Game.
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