Former Tide Players Have Big All-Star Games
Former Bama pitcher Wade LeBlanc
Former Bama pitcher Wade LeBlanc

Posted Jun 20, 2007


A pair of former University of Alabama pitchers turned in solid outings in professional All-Star Games on Tuesday night.

Wade LeBlanc, a second-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2006, was the starting pitcher for the California League in the 11th annual California/Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, California

David Robertson, who was taken in the 18th round last season by the New York Yankees, showed why he is one of the top relief pitchers in the South Atlantic League with a scoreless inning in the annual SAL All-Star Game at State Mutual Stadium in Rome, Ga. on Tuesday night.

LeBlanc was the starting pitcher for the California League All-Stars and struck out two batters in his lone inning of work to earn “Pitcher of the Game” honors.

For the season, LeBlanc is 6-3 with a 2.13 ERA for the Lake Elsinore Storm. In 14 starts, he has logged 80 2/3 innings and allowed 57 hits, 23 runs and 19 earned runs with 14 walks and 83 strikeouts. California League foes are hitting just .195 against the left-hander, who ranks among the league leaders in wins, strikeouts, ERA and opponents batting average.

Robertson pitched a scoreless third inning for the South All-Stars in the annual SAL All-Star Game on Tuesday, with one strikeout.

The Tuscaloosa native has compiled one of the lowest ERAs in Minor League Baseball this season. In 22 games, Robertson is 5-2 with three saves and 0.84 ERA. He has worked 43 innings and allowed 23 hits, five runs and four earned runs with 14 walks and 61 strikeouts. He has held opponents to a .152 average this season.

He ranks among the league leaders in wins, saves, strikeouts, ERA and opponents batting average.



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