Three First Nationals Players to Participate in Cornhusker League All-Star Game

Posted 6 months ago

By Robert Lovell

first-nationalsThe North Platte First Nationals will be well represented at the 2014 Cornhusker League All-Star Game in Grand Island Tuesday.

North Platte head coach Rick Ostergard will be coaching the West Team, which consists of North Platte, Columbus, Kearney, Grand Island, Hastings, Norfolk and Gretna. The East Team will be made up of players from the Lincoln teams. The head coach of the teams rotate each year.

The head coach selects the players for his team with input from the other coaches in the league. The First Nationals will have three players, Luke Volz, Darian Allberry and Jack Kenny, competing in Tuesday night’s game.

Volz leads North Platte with a .382 batting average and 12 doubles. He is also tied for the team lead with four triples this season to go along 33 RBI and 33 runs scored. Volz also pitches for the First Nationals and has a 3-0 record with one save and a 4.87 ERA. He has 12 strikeouts compared to 10 walks for the season.

Allberry leads North Platte in runs batted in with 34 so far this season. He is batting .286 with nine doubles and 36 runs scored. On the mound Allberry boasts a 2.39 ERA and a 3-2 record. He has 33 strikeouts compared to just 12 walks this season.

Kenny is second on the team with a .344 batting average and is tied for the team lead with four triples. He also has eight doubles, 21 RBI and 32 runs scored. Kenny has also pitched seven and one-third innings this season for the First Nationals. He has yet to give up an earned run and has a 1-0 record with three saves. He has seven strikeouts compared to three walks.

The roster for the West Team can be seen below.

The Cornhusker League All-Star Game will be played in Grand Island with a 7:00 pm first pitch Tuesday.

West Roster

MATT MOORE (KEARNEY)

PEYTON POCOCK (KEARNEY)

CHRIS LANGIN (KEARNEY)

CALVIN HEHNKE (GRAND ISLAND)

KEVIN CAHOY (GRAND ISLAND)

PHOENIX STEVENSON (GRAND ISLAND)

RILEY BAASCH (GRAND ISLAND)

TYLER MORTON (COLUMBUS)

BLAKE BUBAK (COLUMBUS)

LUKE VOLZ (NORTH PLATTE)

JACK KENNY (NORTH PLATTE)

DARIAN ALLBERRY (NORTH PLATTE)

ALEX PANGANIBAN (HASTINGS)

MASON SPILINEK (HASTINGS)

ZACH HOWELL (GRETNA)

JACOB BLANK (GRETNA)