NORWICH, Conn. - The American League All-Stars rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to pull out a 4-3 victory over the National League All-Stars in the New York- Penn League All-Star Game at Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.
Ryan Huck of Vermont, who was named the top star of the game, started it off with a home run in the ninth inning off John Mincone of Brooklyn to tie the game at 3-3.
Huck was Oakland's 27th-round selection this season.
Ben Verlander of Connecticut followed with a single trailed by Claudio Bautista of Mahoning Valley reaching on an error by Cesar Valera of State College. Then Mincone threw a wild pitch that moved both runners up. Bubba Jones of Staten Island grounded to third baseman Zach Green of Williamsport who threw Verlander out at the plate.
Oscar Hernandez of Hudson Valley hit into a force out at second as the winning run crossed.
In the top of the eighth inning, the National League took a 3-2 lead with Harold Ramirez of the Jamestown Jammers scoring the lead run on a single by Feliz Munoz of Batavia. Ramirez had reached base on a walk and a wild pitch scored L.J. Mazzilli of Brooklyn, who reached on an error.
Roberto Espinosa of the Jammers pitched a perfect eighth inning.
Mike Fransoso had the only Jamestown hit with a double in the eighth inning, but was stranded when teammate Jeff Roy lined into a double play.
Jamestown's Adam Frazier, Jin-De Jhang, Erich Weiss, Roy, Fransoso and Ramirez saw considerable playing time. Ramirez played the entire game in left field.
The Jammers (32-20) get back in action at Batavia tonight at 7:05.
Jamestown is home against Batavia on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.