Five Dragons selected to play in Midwest League All Star Game

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Dragons catcher Hendrik Clementina had a 3-run homer in a 9-3 defeat of visiting Lake County at Fifth Third Field on Wed., April 11, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton Dragons catcher and designated hitter Hendrik Clementina has been named an Eastern starter for the 54th annual Class A Midwest League All-Star Baseball Classic.

The game will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan, home of the Lugnuts.

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Joining Clementina on the Eastern roster are four other Dragons: first baseman Montrell Marshall, outfielder Stuart Fairchild and pitchers Cory Thompson and John Ghyzel.

The Dragons lost 8-5 at Lake County on Wednesday. Dayton (29-28) was scheduled to complete the three-game road trip at Lake County on Thursday and return to Fifth Third Field on Friday for a four-game home stand against Bowling Green.

Friday’s game is “Defeating Cancer Night.” The Dragons will honor that theme by wearing special jerseys. Players and coaches will autograph those jerseys and a fund-raising auction will begin after the game. The auction will continue for one week. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer society.

“This will be the first full-team jersey auction in our history and we are pleased to give fans the opportunity to bid on these special jerseys,” said Dragons President and General Manager Robert Murphy in a release.

Clementina (Willemstad, Curacao) leads the Dragons in most significant offensive categories and ranks among the MWL’s top hitters. He was named the parent-club Cincinnati Reds minor league hitter of the month for May (.329 batting average, seven home runs, 20 RBIs).

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He’ll start the Classic as a DH.

Marshall (Snellville, Ga.) and Fairchild (Seattle) are listed as reserves. Thompson (Mauldin, S.C.) and Ghyzel (Centreville, Va.) are among 15 pitchers named to the Eastern All-Stars.

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All-stars were chosen by field managers of the Eastern and Western divisions.

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