DAVENPORT — The East scored three runs in the third inning to take command for good en route to a 7-1 victory over the West in the Midwest League All-Star Game Tuesday at John O’Donnell Stadium.

Dayton’s Jay Bruce was named the game’s Star of Stars with a two-run homer, double and single.

The East opened the scoring in the top of the first when Justin Upton doubled, moved to third on a groundout and scored of Jeffrey Baisley’s sacrifice fly to left.

The West scored its lone run in the bottom of the first. Tarrence Patterson singled to right to lead things off, but was caught stealing.

After Paul Kelly struck out, Colby Rasmus doubled to right and scored on Randy Roth’s double to left.

The East got RBI singles from Cory Patton, Kyle Blanks and Daryl Jones to take a 4-1 lead in the third.

Craig Tatum grounded into a double play to knock in a run in the seventh inning, making it 5-1.

In the ninth, Upton walked before Bruce blasted a homer to right-center.

The Clinton LumberKings had one player in the game, Freddie Thon. He batted in the ninth inning and flied out to left field.

South Bend pitcher Vincent Bongoiovanni was named the outstanding pitcher in the game, working a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

After an off day today, the second half of the Midwest League season begins on Thursday.

The LumberKings open a four-game set that night against Southwest Michigan at Alliant Energy Field. Game time is 7 p.m.

EAST 7, WEST 1

EAST WEST

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Upton cf 4 2 1 0 Patterson cf 4 0 1 0

Bruce rf 5 3 3 2 Kelly ss 2 0 0 0

Baisley 3b 2 0 0 1 Statia ss 2 0 0 0

Eymann 3b 1 0 0 0 Rasmus rf 4 1 2 0

Patton lf 3 1 1 1 Roth dh 2 0 1 1

Venable lf 2 0 0 0 Renz dh 1 0 0 0

Recker c 3 1 1 0 Norwood 1b 2 0 0 0

Tatum c 1 0 0 1 Lis 1b 1 0 0 0

Blanks dh 2 0 1 1 Thon 1b 1 0 0 0

Hughes dh 1 0 1 0 Garth 3b 2 0 1 0

Jones 1b 2 0 1 1 Thmpsn 3b 2 0 0 0

Hicks 1b 2 0 1 0 Anderson c 2 0 0 0

Hollimon ss 1 0 0 0 Moore c 2 0 0 0

Ciricaco ss 2 0 0 0 Johnson 2b 2 0 0 0

Johnston 2b 2 0 1 0 Domingz 2b 3 0 0 0

Griffin 2b 2 0 0 0 Craig lf 3 0 0 0

Totals25 7 11 7 Totals 33 1 5 1



East 103 000 102 —7

West 100 000 000 —1

E—Patton. DP—West 1. LOB—East 7, West 6. 2B—Upton, Bruce, Rasmus, Roth. HR—Bruce. SB—Bruce 2, Upton, Eymann, Garth. CS—Patterson. SF—Baisley, Tatum.

IP H R ER BB SO

East

Cueto 1 3 1 1 0 1

McGee (W) 1 1 0 0 0 2

Ray 1 1 0 0 0 1

Carnline 1 0 0 0 1 0

Bongiovanni 1 0 0 0 0 2

Davis 1/3 0 0 0 1 0

Hendley 2/3 0 0 0 0 2

Sharpe 1 0 0 0 0 0

Perdomo 2/3 0 0 0 0 0

Julio 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Dupas 1 0 0 0 0 2

West

Adenhart 1 1 1 1 0 1

Atkins 1 0 0 0 1 1

Garcia (L) 1 5 3 3 0 3

Marke 1 1 0 0 0 1

Nicoll 2/3 0 0 0 0 2

Avery 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Pino 2/3 1 0 0 0 1

De la vara 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Teasley 1 1 1 1 1 1

Sosa 1/3 1 0 0 0 1

Mikrut 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Guaramato 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Williams 0 0 1 1 1 0

Borne 1/3 1 1 1 0 0

Morlan 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Campusano 1/3 0 0 0 0

Williams faced 1 batter in the 9th.

HBP—Blanks (by Atkins). WP—De la vara. Umpires—Fagan, Purdom, Boykins, West. Time—2:42. Attendance—4,638.

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