Sac Fly and Game-Tying Home Run as AL beat NL 4-3
Ryan Huck is a St. Louis Pirates alum who was drafted this past June by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round. The 22-year-old first baseman is hitting .341 with five homers, 25 RBI, and a 1.015 OPS through the first 35 games of his pro career.

The following article was published on MiLB.com on August 13, 2013.


(Photo credit: Shane Bufano)

NORWICH, CT --- Vermont's Ryan Huck was named MVP of the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game after tying the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a leadoff homer as the American League scored two runs for a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the National League Tuesday Night at Dodd Stadium.

Huck entered the game at first base in the top of the sixth and gave the American League a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly to rightfield. The National League scored two runs in the top eighth inning to take a 3-2 lead before Huck tied the game with a home run to left-center field off of Brooklyn's John Mincone leading off the ninth.

After Huck's homer, the AL put runners on second and third with a single, walk and wild pitch before Connecticut's Ben Verlander was out trying to score on a groundout to third. The game ended as the NL tried to turn a double play on a grounder to short from Hudson Valley's Oscar Hernandez, but Hernandez was safe at first allowing Mahoning Valley's Claudio Bautista to score with the winning run.

The game had started with a perfect 1-2-3 top of the first inning for Vermont's Brent Powers, who struckout Jamestown's Adam Frazier to start the game before a pair of groundouts. Boog Powell led off the bottom of the first with a single, stole second and scored on a RBI single from Hudson Valley's Darryl George. Powell finished the night 1-for-3, while fellow Lake Monsters starting outfielder B.J. Boyd went 0-for-2.

After the two-day All-Star Break, the regular season will resume on Wednesday as the Lake Monsters open a seven-game roadtrip with the first of a two-game series at Lowell beginning at 7:05 pm. Both games in the Lowell series can be heard on 960am "The Zone".

Paul Stanfield is Media Relations Director for the Vermont Lake Monsters. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.




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