Friday, August 30, 2013

Kiermaier, Romero among SL's end-of-season stars

Two Biscuits landed on the Southern League's end-of-season All-Star team: outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and left-handed pitcher Enny Romero.

Kiermaier, promoted to Triple-A Durham a month ago, still ranks second in the Southern League with a .307 average. He also had a .370 on-base percentage and scored 65 times in 97 games.

Romero, who makes his Triple-A debut Monday, was 11-7 with a 2.76 ERA. He's tied for the Southern League lead in wins, is fifth in ERA and is first among qualifying pitchers with a .215 average against.

The Tennessee Smokies led the league with five players picked. Mobile and Birmingham also had two.

C: Christian Bethancourt, Mississippi
1B: Jason Rogers, Huntsville
2B: Arismendy Alcantara, Tennessee
3B: Christian Villanueva, Tennessee
SS: Javier Baez, Tennessee
OF: Justin Greene, Mobile
OF: Kevin Kiermaier, Montgomery
OF: Joc Pederson, Chattanooga
OF: Matt Szczur, Tennessee
DH: Dan Black, Birmingham
Utility: Marcus Semien, Birmingham
Best hustler: Ender Inciarte, Mobile
RHP: Kyle Kendricks, Tennessee
LHP: Enny Romero, Montgomery
Reliever: Michael Brady, Jacksonville

The most valuable player, most outstanding pitcher and manager of the year will be named Monday.

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