New Orleans Zephyrs place pair on AAA All-Star team

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 6, 2005

METAIRIE — The Pacific Coast League announced today that New Orleans Zephyrs outfielder Tyrell Godwin and infielder Rick Short have both been named to the PCL team in the AAA All-Star game.  The game will be played on July 13th at Raley Field in Sacramento, CA.

Godwin is hitting .326 with four home runs and 20 RBI this season.  He also leads the Zephyrs in stolen bases with 15. 

Godwin’s batting average currently ranks him ninth overall in the Pacific Coast League.  Godwin makes the All-Star roster in only his first season at the AAA level.

Short is ranked second overall in the PCL in batting average, hitting .377 for the Zephyrs along with six home runs and 39 RBI.

Both players were briefly called up to the Washington Nationals this year – the first time either player has been in the big leagues.

The Triple-A All-Star game will be televised nationally on ESPN2, and will also be available locally on the radio at WTIX 690-AM.