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PHILADLEPHIA - As summer baseball leagues reach their mid-way point across the country, many of Penn's players honing their skills in the offseason have earned All-Star Game selections in their respective summer leagues.
Outfielder Greg Zebrack has been named to the California Collegiate League's All-Star Game while outfielder Ryan Deitrich and second baseman Brandon Engelhardt were chosen as Cal Ripken League All-Stars. Right-handed pitcher Vince Voiro was chosen as a Valley League All-Star.
Zebrack, one of 54 top prospects from the CCL to be named to the All-Star Game, was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 2011 where he hit .336 while leading the Quakers in home runs (7), runs (35) and on-base percentage (.449). A California native who transferred to Penn from USC before the 2011 season, Zebrack has lit up the wood-bat CCL this summer with a .372 batting average. He has 35 hits in 22 games and has connected for five home runs and 18 total hits for extra bases while driving in 30 runs.
The CCL All-Star Game takes place July 13 at Casey Stengel Field in Glendale, Calif. at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on Fox Sports West.
Penn's three other All-Stars will meet in the second-annual Mid-Atlantic Classic which pits the All-Stars from the Ripken League against those from the Valley League. The game is set for July 11 at 7:30 p.m. from Veterans Memorial Park in Madison, Va.
Ryan Deitrich, who appeared in 17 games for the Quakers in his sophomore season and started to come on as the season concluded, has continued his success with the Herndon Braves of the Ripken League. He was named a starter for the CRBL in the Mid-Atlantic Classic after hitting .312 with 24 hits and 14 RBI.
Brandon Engelhardt, who started 38 games at second base in his freshman season in 2011 and reached base safely in his first 24 collegiate games, leads the Alexandria Aces with a .370 average on 17 hits in 16 games with 10 runs scored.
The two representatives of the Ripken League could step to the plate against Penn teammate Vince Voiro on Monday as he will be part of the pitching staff for the Valley League. Voiro, a 47th-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, as made six starts for the Woodstock Bandits and has a 2-2 record with an ERA of 1.70. Over 37.0 innings of work, Voiro has struck out 41 batters while walking just 11 and allowing just 12 runs (only seven earned). Of his 28 hits allowed, only six have gone for extra bases - and all of those have been doubles.