PEORIA, Ill. — South Bend Cubs players put their marks all over the Midwest League All-Star Game for the winning team late Tuesday, June 23 — including pitcher Jeremy Null being named MVP (MiLB Top Star).
Null set the tone in the opening inning by striking out the side as the East defeated the West 5-0 in front of 5,858 fans at Dozer Park. The 6-foot-7 right-hander allowed one single during the lone inning he worked.
James Farris of South Bend — the 13th of 14 pitchers used by the East in a three-hit shutout — struck out the only two hitters he faced, before Chris Pike of Bowling Green came on to record the final out.
Starting catcher Cael Brockmeyer, one of five Cubs on the 31-man East roster, went 0-for-2, but was the receiver for part of a dominant effort by East pitchers.
In all, East hurlers struck out 16 West hitters while walking just one and never allowing an extra-base hit.