PISCATAWAY, NJ – Four former Rutgers University baseball players have earned spots on their respective minor league all-star teams. Two Scarlet Knights played in the Class A South Atlantic League All-Star game, while two others will play in the Class AA Southern League mid-year classic.
Jason Bergmann (Manalapan, NJ) is 4-5 with a 2.62 ERA for the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Class A affiliate of the Montreal Expos. In 65.1 innings, Bergmann has allowed just 58 hits while striking out 46. He will play for the South squad and face his former teammate, Val Majewski (Freehold, NJ), who is representing the Delmarva Shorebirds on the North squad. Majewski, a Baltimore Orioles farm hand, is hitting .303 with 15 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs and 48 RBI. He has also stolen 10 bases, despite missing a short stretch of games due to a stress fracture.
The South Atlantic League All-Star game took place on June 24, with the South winning, 3-2.
The Southern League All-Star game, set for July 8, will feature Greenville Braves’ outfielder Billy McCarthy (Sewell, NJ). McCarthy is hitting .261 with 18 doubles, six home runs and 41 RBI thus far. Former RU teammate Eric Brown (Berkeley Heights, NJ) was also named to the team, but has since been promoted to Class AAA Iowa and will not participate in the game. He posted a 5-1 record with one save and a 2.93 ERA in 43 innings of work for West Tennessee, the Chicago Cubs’ AA team.
In other minor league news, a pair of Royals’ farm hands – Darren Fenster (Middletown, NJ) and David DeJesus (Manalapan, NJ) – were promoted recently. Fenster, who began the year at Class A Wilmington, has been moved to AA Wichita, while DeJesus, who started with Wichita, has been moved to AAA Omaha. Fenster was hitting .231 at the time of his promotion, while DeJesus, who hit .338 in 17 games with Wichita, is hitting .288 with Omaha in 22 contests.