Baseball’s Host makes summer league All-Star team

BY DI STAFF | JULY 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa baseball outfielder Andrew Host has been voted to the Prospect League All-Star team, according to a release.

The junior leads the Quincy Gems in batting with a .352 average, and he is tied for the league lead in runs scored with 27. He has stolen five bases and pounded six doubles for the Gems, who enter the All-Star break with the league’s best record (20-9).

Host is one of eight Gems to make the West Division’s All-Star roster, and made the team for the second-straight year. The game will be held on July 13 in Beckley, W.Va.

The native of Altoona, Iowa, appeared in 32 games for the Hawkeyes in 2011, including 18 starts. He struggled to make contact for the Black and Gold, only hitting .167 in 60 at-bats, and struck out 20 times to only seven walks. He reached base just 28 percent of the time.

The Prospect League is a summer wood-bat league for college players; it consists of 15 teams in seven states. The Quincy Gems, located in Quincy, Ill., have won the West Division the past two seasons.

— by Seth Roberts

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