Bostick named to International League All Star team

Section V and Aquinas alum Chris Bostick was named to his second straight International League All Star Game. (Photo: JOE TERRITO/Rochester Red Wings)

Chris Bostick has been named to the 2018 International League All Star team.

A member of the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bostick is 12th in the IL hitting .291. His 20 doubles are good for fourth in the league.

The all-star selection is the second straight and third overall for the Aquinas Institute alum who appeared in the 2017 IL game as well as the 2012 New York-Penn game as a member of the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Bostick made his major-league debut last May when he joined the Pirates for a three-game series in Los Angeles. He appeared in three games and had a walk in five plate appearances. He was recalled last September and appeared in 17 more games. He collected eight hits and six runs in 27 at bats. He had two doubles and an RBI.

A 2011 Aquinas grad, Bostick played on Mark Magliocco’s 2009 state championship team. Oakland selected Bostick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of high school. He signed in late July of that year and finished the season with Oakland’s rookie-level team. He has since played in the Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals organizations before landing in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2016.

The Triple-A All Star Game will take place at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 EDT.  The game will be broadcast live on MiLB.TV and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network on July 11. The game will be replayed on the  MLB Network on July 18.

Nine other former Section V athletes currently playing professional baseball at the minor league level including Victor Cavalieri (Northstar), Ernie Clement (Brighton), Greg Cullen (McQuaid), Cito Culver (Irondequoit), Cody Eckerson (Pal-Mac), Logan Harasta (Webster Thomas), Steven Klimek (Greece Arcadia), Danny Mendick (Pittsford-Mendon) and Adam Scott (Canandaigua).

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