Dash Winningham Named MVP of SAL All-Star Game


Columbia first baseman Dash Winningham was named MVP of the 58th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, a game that finished in a 3-3 tie after seven innings due to rain. Winningham doubled in a pair of runs and also walked on Tuesday. He and his Fireflies teammates who participated in the game – Merandy Gonzalez, Michael Paez and Adonis Uceta – all made exceptional contributions for the Southern Division.

All six runs were scored in the first two frames. The Southern Division leaped out to a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the first before the Northern Division took a one-run edge with three scores in the second. The Southern club tied the game up at 3-3 in the home half of the inning.

Columbia’s ace Merandy Gonzalez began the game with a scoreless top of the first. The right-hander faced the minimum. In the home half of the first, Winningham drilled a double over Jake Ring’s head in center field that scored both Cristian Pache and Michael Paez. Paez finished with a single and a run scored on Tuesday.

Kannapolis’ Mitch Roman and Hagerstown’s Aldrem Corredor plated three runs in the top of the second, putting the Northern Division ahead momentarily.

Randy Ventura, a Rome Brave, doubled in a run in the bottom of the second, which knotted the game up.

The fourth Firefly on display in the All-Star Game was Adonis Uceta. The native of the Dominican Republic struck out the side in the seventh.

West Virginia’s Ty Moore was named the Force3 Defender of the Game.


Thomas Brennan said...

Very nice.

Adonis Uceta has been fantastic lately - possible future Mets closer?

Mack Ade said...

Dash is Duda-like

Anonymous said...

He needs to face better pitching. Deserves a shot at next level.

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