Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The second annual Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star game is back with four Spokane Indians players being selected to play for the NWL team. The players include third baseman Xavier Turner, catcher Seth Spivey, pitcher Tyler Ferguson and outfielder Chad Smith.
Last year Spokane has hosted the game at Avista Stadium with an almost-full capacity of 7,083 fans attending.
“The is a tremendous honor and a great opportunity to compete against some of the top players at this level,” said Spivey, who was also a mid-season all-star in 2014 as a second baseman. “We look forward to representing Spokane and the NWL in Ogden.”
In addition to Spivey, Smith joins the all-stars as the youngest hitter in the league at 18, former Vanderbilt star Turner is hitting .337, and pitcher Ferguson is fourth in the league in strikeouts despite pitching out of the bullpen, with 41 so far.
The game is happening on Tuesday, August 2, at 6 pm Pacific at the Lindquist Field in Ogden, Utah. A Home Run Derby will begin before the game at 4 pm, with the first pitch of the game scheduled for 6 pm.