PHILADELPHIA – While Major League Baseball garners all the attention this week for its All-Star festivities, two Penn players will be participating in “midsummer classics” of their own on Wednesday.
Will Davis will represent the Cal Ripken, Sr. League in the annual Mid-Atlantic Classic while Reid Terry will play in the Florida Collegiate Summer League’s All-Star Game.
Davis, a rising junior who plays catcher, outfield and first base for the Quakers, has started 28 of a possible 30 games for the Alexandria Aces in the Ripken League this summer. He will set up shop behind the plate in the Mid-Atlantic Classic on July 15th. The game pits the best in the Ripken League against the all-stars from the Valley Baseball League. The game is at 7 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Md. If you can’t make it to Maryland for the game, it will be televised live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). In addition, a free radio broadcast can be found here.
Davis has made the most appearances by any Aces player this summer and is tied for the team lead in RBI. The player he is tied with is a familiar one – Penn teammate Tom Grandieri. Davis is second on the squad in hits and runs and home runs. He trails only Grandieri in those categories.
Grandieri, despite his prolific offensive numbers, was not selected to the game, but instead will put his power on display during the Home Run Derby preceding the Mid-Atlantic Classic.
Terry has been an anchor in the bullpen for the DeLand Suns in the FCSL. He is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the league-leading Suns. His four victories are tied for the team lead.
The FCSL All-Star game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on July 15th at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Fla. A live internet radio broadcast can be found here.