Outfielder-designated hitter Sergio Cairo will be Tulsa's
lone represenative on the Texas League team which will meet
the Mexican League club in the two-game Brute All-Star series
June 12 and 13.
Tom Kayser, president of the Texas League, announced his
selections Friday. The TL position starters are San Antonio
first baseman Jay Kirkpatrick, Midland second baseman J.D.
Ramirez, El Paso shortstop Mark Loretta, Shreveport third
baseman Joel Chimelis, El Paso catcher Mike Stefanski and
an outfield of Arkansas' Terry Bradshaw and Anthony Lewis
and Wichita's Brad Gennaro.
Utlility players included infielder Chris Demetral and catcher
Chris Abbe of San Antonio, Shreveport outfielder Brent Cookson,
Jackson shortstop Tom Nevers, and Cairo.
There are 12 pitchers on the TL team for the two-game All-Star
series which begins at Monterrey, Mexico, June 12 and concludes
at the new San Antonio Municipal Stadium June 13.
The pitchers include Arkansas' John Kelly and John Frascatore,
Jackson's Doug Mlicki and Rick Huisman, Shreveport's Stacy
Jones and Joe Roselli, Midland's Korey Keling and Keith
Morrison, Wichita's Jeff Huber and Glenn Dishman, San Antonio's
Felix Rodriguez and El Paso's Francisco Gamez.
Promotions to triple A for Tulsa right-hander John Dettmer,
who had a 6-1 and 2.41 earned run average and Midland's
Luis Raven, who led the TL in homers with 18 and in runs
batted in with 57 cost them spots on the TL All-Star team.
Cairo in 49 games led the Drillers in hitting (.296), in
runs batted in (41) and in home runs (6).
El Paso's Tim Ireland is the manager of TL All-Stars assisted
by Midland coaches Mario Mendoza and Kernan Ronan. El Paso's
Bryan Jaquette is the trainer.
The June 13 game from San Antonio will be seen in Tulsa
on Home Sports Entertainment cable channel 27.