Mustangs put 2 on Pioneer League all-star team

2012-08-25T19:47:00Z 2012-08-25T21:47:05Z Mustangs put 2 on Pioneer League all-star teamGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
August 25, 2012 7:47 pm  • 

Mustangs third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean and right-handed pitcher Ismael Guillon were named to the Pioneer League all-star team, announced Saturday.

Additionally, Billings manager Pat Kelly was chosen as the league’s manager of the year. Kelly had led the Mustangs to a league-best record of 38-26 at the time of the announcement.

Grand Junction outfielder David Dahl was named MVP and Idaho Falls left-handed starter Sam Selman was tabbed pitcher of the year.

Entering Saturday’s games, Mejias-Brean was hitting .349 with seven homers and 35 RBIs. He had a 22-game hitting streak earlier in the season. In 10 starts in Billings, Guillon went 4-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 63 strikeouts before being promoted to Single-A Dayton.

Orem put five players on the team. Outfielder Joel Capote, who was leading the league with a .374 average, is joined by first baseman Wade Hinkle, shortstop Wendell Soto, designated hitter Michael Snyder and right-handed pitcher Gabriel Perez.

Grand Junction boasts three All-Stars, including Dahl and pitchers Eddie Butler and Scott Oberg.

Dahl was second in the league with a .369 average after compiling a 27-game hitting streak from July 17 through Aug. 15. He was leading the league with 87 hits, 33 extra-base hits, 142 total bases and a .602 slugging percentage. Selman leads the league with a 2.06 ERA and 80 strikeouts. He is 5-2 in 10 starts.

The rest of the team includes Great Falls second baseman Micah Johnson and Ogden outfielder Jeremy Rathjen.

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