WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Goldeyes’ designated hitter David Bergin, third baseman Wes Darvill, outfielder Josh Romanski, and shortstop Andrew Sohn have all been named to the American Association’s Postseason All-Star Team.
Bergin ranks tied for second in the American Association in batting average (.330), fifth in runs scored (73), tied for first in doubles (32), tied for third in home runs (20), fifth in RBI (77), and tied for sixth in walks (53). The Tampa, Florida native is also first in on-base percentage (.435) and second in slugging percentage (.600). From June 6th-July 22nd, Bergin reached base in 43 consecutive games with a hit, walk, or hit by pitch, the longest such streak in the league this year. Twice this season, the 28-year-old Bergin has tied a Goldeyes’ single-game record with three doubles (June 28th versus Gary SouthShore and August 12th versus Wichita). Bergin was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 30th round in 2011, and was acquired by the Goldeyes in a three-way trade with St. Paul and Gary SouthShore in February.
Darvill is 12th in the league in batting average (.312) with 53 runs scored, 19 doubles, four home runs, and 48 RBI. The Langley, British Columbia native is also tied for seventh with 28 stolen bases in just 31 attempts. Darvill swiped four bases in one game on July 23rd at Kansas City. On July 18th versus St. Paul, the 25-year-old Darvill hit a three-run, walk-off home run in a 5-3 win over St. Paul. On the defensive side, Darvill’s .951 fielding percentage ranks third among American Association third basemen. Darvill is also tied for first in total chances at the position (265). On July 25th, Darvill represented the Goldeyes at the American Association/Can-Am League All-Star Game in Ottawa. Darvill is in his second year with the Goldeyes, and was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round in 2009.
Romanski is tied for second in the American Association in batting average (.330), fourth in runs (74), fourth in doubles (27), and second in RBI (81). The Anaheim, California native has 11 home runs, and has walked nearly as many times (45) as he has struck out (48). Romanski has had four hitting streaks this season of 10 or more games, including three career-high 13-game streaks. The 30-year-old Romanski also represented the Goldeyes at the All-Star Game, going 2-for-4 with a double. Romanski is one of only eight players in Goldeyes’ history with 80-plus RBI in one season, and is batting .400 with runners in scoring position (115 at bats), and .390 with two outs and runners in scoring position (41 at bats). Romanski is in his second year with the club, and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round in 2008. Romanski spent the first four seasons of his career as a left-handed pitcher (combined 19-15, 3.63 ERA in 275.1 innings pitched) before converting full-time to hitting in 2014.
Sohn (pronounced SONE) is hitting .302 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs, and 45 RBI while leading the American Association in runs scored (86), and ranking tied for ninth in stolen bases (27). The Royal Oak, Michigan native is the only shortstop–and one of only two middle infielders–in the league with double digit home runs. Sohn also leads the position with 402 total chances, 14 more than any other shortstop. On July 15th versus Kansas City, the 24-year-old Sohn tied a Goldeyes’ single-game record with six hits, while driving in seven runs. From July 17th-August 7th, Sohn posted a career-best 17-game hitting streak. Sohn was a sixth round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2014, and signed with the Goldeyes in the off-season.
The American Association Postseason All-Star Team is voted on by the league’s field managers and media representatives.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes play game two of a four-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Shaw Park tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
The Goldeyes host Game Three of the American Association Division Series on Saturday, September 9th at 6:05 p.m. The Goldeyes will face either the RedHawks or the Lincoln Saltdogs. The “if necessary” Game Four (Sunday, September 10th) and Game Five (Monday, September 11th) will also be played at Shaw Park.
Tickets for all Goldeyes postseason home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com