The Barn League All-Stars were in the driver’s seat early on, scoring twice in the 2nd inning against the hosting Pasture League All-Stars tonight in Scottsdale, AZ, during the 2018 Heifer League (AA-level) All-Star Game tonight.
A 7th inning solo shot by Madison Cyclones (Boston) shortstop Mike Thompson finally put the Pasture League on the scoreboard, but in the next frame Savannah Buccaneers’ (St. Petersburg) center fielder Bret May buried the dagger with a solo shot of his own to make it 4-1 for the Barn League.
May, who has a slash line of .240/.331/.456 so far this season at AA-level, is known more for his speed than his swing. He has just 5 home runs in 33 games this season, while he’s managed 13 stolen bases while being caught just 3 times.
A total of 17,100 fans came out for the Heifer League’s midsummer classic at Scottsdale Grounds, home of the Kangaroos. The AA-level affiliate of the Denver Danger are 19-15 to lead the Pasture League’s East division so far this season.
The Kangaroos contributed 24-year-old RHP Steve Idiaquez, a thus-far reliable future starter who is currently holding a 1.35 ERA out of the Scottsdale bullpen, as well as 3B Chris Reichert, SS Bryan Harness, and RF Liam Ives. Reichert has been particular useful for the Bucs this season, batting .315 with 6 home runs, and 22 RBIs prior to the All-Star Game.