PISCATAWAY, NJ – A pair of soon-to-be seniors – Graig Badger (Union, NJ) and Shaun Parker (Westampton, NJ) – recently participated in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Star game, played on July 14 at Yogi Berra Stadium in Upper Montclair, NJ.
Badger, who plays for the New Jersey Colts, represented Rutgers on the Kaiser Division All-Star team, while Parker, who pitches for the New Jersey Pilots, was on the Wolff Division squad.
The Wolff Division, using a six-run second inning, defeated the Kaiser Division, 6-4, despite an RBI single from Badger in the third inning. Badger also singled and scored in Kaiser’s three-run fifth inning.
Badger is batting a team-best .340 for the Colts, which own a Kasier Division-leading 27-12 record. He has posted a .495 on-base percentage and, after swiping a school-record 41 bases this spring, is first in the league with 35 steals in 38 attempts.
Parker is 4-2 with a 1.95 ERA for the Pilots (11-27). He has allowed just
30 hits and 11 earned runs in 50.2 innings, while striking out 61 and holding
opponents to a .166 batting average. On July 9, threw a no-hitter against the
Long Island Collegians. He struck out 10 and walked 2 batters lowering his
ERA to 1.08 at that point in the season.