July 10, 2013
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Tulane baseball rising sophomore Tim Yandel was named an All-Star for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, announced the league offices late Tuesday night.
The All-Star Game will be played on July 17 at Povich Field - home of the Bethesda Big Train during the summer league and the Georgetown Hoyas during the spring. The game will begin at 7:30pm ET.
Yandel is starring for the Big Train this summer, and has helped lead the team to a league-best 18-5 record through the early portion of the season. He is one of six Big Train players to be named to the All Star squad
The Woodstock, Ga., native is batting .279 in 21 games with five doubles and five RBI. He also has one stolen base. He has predominately played in the outfield for the Big Train this summer. Yandel posted a six-game hitting streak from June 23 to June 29, collecting seven hits and batting .368 during the streak. Prior to the hitting streak, he notched back-to-back 2-for-5 performances - both wins for the Big Train.
Yandel became the first Tulane freshman to start opening day in the infield since 2010 during his rookie year with the Greenies. He recorded 35 starts on the season, batting .227 with eight doubles and 12 RBI. He got hot towards the end of the season, batting .333 over the last ten games of the year.
The Cal Ripken League has served as good training for Yandel, who will be counted on being an everyday player for the Green Wave in 2014. The Big Train won the Cal Ripken League Championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was recently ranked as the number one wooden bat team out of over 350 by Perfect Game USA.
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