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Cape Cod League All-Star Game recap: Arizona Wildcats shine bright

Three Wildcats played in the Cape Cod All-Star Game, and they all did good things

Jason Bartel

The Arizona Wildcats that are up in New England for the summer kept on trucking during this past weekend's All-Star Game.

Three Arizona players (Kevin Newman, Scott Kingery, and Nathan Bannister) participated in the league's showcase event. Arizona's three representatives trailed only LSU as far as number of players in the game.

Kevin Newman got the start for the West squad at shortstop, and finished the game 1-for-2 with a strikeout. His one hit was a single to third base in the fourth inning. Newman was then pulled before the start of the sixth inning.

Scott Kingery entered the game in the fifth inning at second base for the East team, and Nathan Bannister took the mound at the same time. In that fifth inning, Bannister gave up a double and struck out two while not allowing a run.

Kingery, while wearing No. 99, picked up a hit of his own in the eighth to match Newman's output for the day.

While not a second baseman the last two years in Tucson, Kingery has been splitting time between the outfield and second base this summer for the Brewster Whitecaps. He was an infielder (primarily shortstop) in high school, and with the departure of Trent Gilbert to pro ball, has a chance to show the scouts out there that he has a lot of versatility in his game defensively.

All in all, that's a pretty good showing by the Wildcats that were there. The three of them made up for Bobby Dalbec's performance in the home run derby earlier in the day, where he finished tied for last with just one home run.

The Cape's regular season ends Sunday, August 3rd, with the playoffs lasting about a week and a half after that. As of the All-Star break, Newman is still leading the league with his .376 batting average, and Bannister is tied for second in wins with four.