1st Half South Division Champs!
Chris Parmelee, Champion of the HR Derby!
Hey fans (if there are any out there…)! I know I have been a little here-and-there on my updates, but I am in the middle of taking Spanish II and Gov, on top of working,so life is a little busy right now! On a GREAT note, Econ ended well and my grade will transfer back to IU as I had planned.
Anyway, the Miracle wrapped up the first half of the season by clinching the FSL 1st Half Division title and hosting the 2009 Florida State League All-Star Game. It turned out to be about a 29-hour work weekend (Friday and Saturday) but it was a great time and the Miracle received compliments right and left about the production of the entire weekend. The South lost the game, but our own Chris Parmelee won the FSL All-Star Game Home Run Derby! Starlin Castro of Daytona was the MVP of the game, going 4-for-4 on night.
Here are a few links to some interesting game recaps and photos!
http://www.miraclebaseball.com/news/?id=7579 (Miracle Recap)
http://prismpressgroup.org/?p=3775 (GREAT pictures by Prism Press Group!)
http://prismpressgroup.org/?p=3956 (All-Star Game overview and recap)
http://prismpressgroup.org/?p=3953 (HR Derby coverage)
Prism Press Group did a great job with their coverage of the game, and Dave Dorsey, of the News Press, had his story (the Miracle recap) featured on MiLB.com!
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IU Pitcher Matt Bashore
IU Pitcher Eric Arnett
IU Catcher Josh Phegley
Just a quick post to keep you updated after Day 1 of the Draft! Highlighted is the TWINS PICK OF INDIANA HOOSIER PLAYER MATT BASHORE! Congrats! Eric Arnett of the Hoosier was also drafted to the Brewers, while Hoosier Josh Phegley was selected by the the Chicago White Sox!
http://www.examiner.com/x-8981-Minnesota-Twins-Examiner~y2009m6d9-Twins-draft-review–part-one (review of Twins picks)
http://www.indysportsnation.com/isn-060909-hoosiers-mlb-draft,0,1117643.story ( review of Bashore, Phegley, Arnett)