All-Star Players AnnouncedRyan Bender/Midland RockHoundsDusty Coleman, along with

All-Star Players Announced

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Dusty Coleman, along with three others will represent the RockHounds at the All-Star Game

June 11—With the first half of the Texas League season gone, the RockHounds seem to be taking a backseat to other dominant teams in the division. But as the midseason reset approaches, there are a handful of players who may be the ones to kick-start this team and push them into the driver’s seat.

The 2013 All-Star roster has been announced, and Midland has a lot to look forward to. Sure shot Anthony Aliotti, in contention (if not the front-runner) for Texas League Player of the Year and power hitter Jake Goebbert got the call Tuesday to represent the team. The speedy Dusty Coleman also earned a spot, second on the team in stolen bases and absolutely killing it recently, batting .318 in his last six games, and also finding a niche at third base with several defensive gems. Ace Murphy Smith represents the RockHounds pitchers in the All-Star Game, bringing to the table his five wins and 2.64 ERA.

An All-Star Luncheon will be held Friday, June 21 for the great players representing the RockHounds, and one could hope that these gentlemen, along with many others, will be what this team needs to win the division in the second half.

The RockHounds will take on the Frisco RoughRiders both to end the first half, and to begin the second half of the season. Although the RoughRiders boast a 37-26 record, we all know June 18th brings a new day, a second Opening Day if you will, where everyone is tied for first place, and the first half matters for nothing. (If only the Cubs could experience a mid-season Opening Day.)

For more information about Midland’s All-Star Players, or to watch them live in action, visit

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