CORREA, JANKOWSKI, MCCULLERS NAMED ALL-STARS Print
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 08:28

Quad Cities has starting shortstop, two pitchers selected to June 18 Summer All-Star Classic in Dayton

DAVENPORT, Iowa (JUNE 5, 2013) – Shortstop Carlos Correa and pitchers Jordan Jankowski and Lance McCullers have been selected to represent the Quad Cities River Bandits at the 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game June 18 in Dayton, Ohio, the league announced on Wednesday.

All three River Bandits were 2012 draft picks by the Houston Astros and earned their first professional All-Star selections.

Correa was named the starting shortstop for the Western Division All-Stars and was the youngest player selected for either All-Star roster. The Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, native and No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft is hitting .275 in 43 games. He leads the River Bandits with 33 RBIs and 14 multi-hit games and is tied for the team lead with three home runs. In the month of May, Correa led the team with a .349 batting average, 38 total bases and 18 RBIs.

Jankowski, 24, was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 34th round of the 2012 draft out of Catawba College. The McMurray, Pa., native is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in 12 games, including seven starts for Quad Cities. In 48 1/3 innings, Jankowski has walked just nine batters and struck out 42. He leads the pitching staff with a 1.06 walks-plus-hits per inning pitched (WHIP). He had a team-high 32 strikeouts with a 0.80 WHIP in May while assembling a streak of 23 1/3 innings without a walk from May 3 to May 31.

McCullers, 19, was drafted in the first supplemental round with the 41st overall pick of the 2012 draft out of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. He leads the Midwest League with a 1.70 ERA and is 2-4 in 13 appearances and eight starts with Quad Cities. In 47 2/3 innings, he has allowed just 37 hits while posting 51 strikeouts – the second-highest total on the pitching staff. His first professional win came on May 28 against Kane County, and he also won his next start June 2 at Beloit.

The Dayton Dragons are hosting the 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game Tuesday, June 18, at Fifth Third Field.

UP NEXT: Reservations can be made from now until June 10 for the River Bandits Father's Day Cookout and pre-game catch scheduled for Sunday, June 16. Check out www.riverbandits.com for details or call 563-324-3000. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.