Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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June 11, 2014

Effingham pair makes MILB all-star teams

EFFINGHAM — A pair of area alumni have been tearing up their respective minor leagues, and were honored for it recently.

Effingham High alumnus Chad Green and St. Anthony High alumnus Daniel Winkler were both named all-stars, with Green making the Midwest League All-Stars and Winkler selected as a Texas League all-star.

Winkler, currently playing for the Tulsa Drillers, has been a machine for the entirety of the season, and was one of nine Drillers to make the North Division team.

He is 5-2 this season with a 1.41 ERA, a WHIP of 0.71 and 71 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched, among the best in any level of baseball. Winkler left his last start with right elbow pain, however, and is scheduled for an MRI, according to reports. His status for the Texas League All-Star Game on June 24 would depend on the results.

Green, of the West Michigan Whitecaps, made the MWL's Eastern Division team as an injury replacement and is one of seven Whitecaps to make the team, and one of four starting pitchers.

He entered Tuesday with a 1-2 record and a 3.44 ERA in 65.1 innings, striking out 57 batters. He was scheduled to pitch Tuesday night.

While the Pacific Coast League hasn't announced its all-stars, South Central alumnus and current Omaha Storm Chaser is having an excellent season in his own right. As the Storm Chasers closer, he's 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 32 innings, with 13 saves and 37 strikeouts.

 

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