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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Take the Field at Atlantic League All-Star Game

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SPFBL 10U Raiders participate in the Atlantic League's 2017 All-Star Game. Credits: John Mooney
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Raiders greet All-Star players. Credits: John Mooney
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SPFBL 10U Raiders in the dugout at TD Bank Ballpark before the start of the Atlantic League's 2017 All-Star Game hosted by the Somerset Patriots. Credits: John Mooney
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Atlantic League Liberty Division team lines up for the national anthem. Credits: John Mooney
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Colleen Mahr and 10U coach Bill Aumenta Credits: John Mooney
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Peter S. Palmer throws out a ceremonial first pitch. Credits: John Mooney
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Somerset Patriots mascots Slider and Sparkee Credits: John Mooney
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Ethan Cukrow is ready to snag fly balls at the Atlantic League's Home Run Derby contest on Wednesday evening at TD Bank Ballpark. Credits: John Mooney
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SPFBL 10U Raiders shagged flies at the Atlantic League's 20th annual All-Star Game on Wednesday. Credits: John Mooney
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SPFBL 10U Raiders watch one of Zach Wilson's home runs leave the park. Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with her sons Daniel (left) and Colin (right), a member of the SPFBL 10U team that caught fly balls in the outfield during the Home Run Derby Credits: John Mooney
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Home Run Derby winner Zach Wilson of the Southern Maryland Blue Claws with Yankees announcer John Sterling. Credits: John Mooney
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Somerset Patriots players at the Atlantic League All-Star Game. Credits: John Mooney
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Sparkee salutes as General Admission waves the American flag. Credits: John Mooney
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Atlantic League President Rick White and Executive Director Joe Klein Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood resident Justin Edelman of RWJBarnabas Health was interviewed during the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game broadcast. Credits: John Mooney
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots hosted the Atlantic League's 2017 All-Star Game at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The festivities included autograph sessions with players, a parade of mascots, and the Atlantic League's Home Run Derby in which members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood 10U Raiders caught fly balls in left field.

The Raiders also were able to sit in the dugout, meet Yankee great Willie Randolph, and greet the All-Star players as they ran onto the field. Yankee announcer John Sterling participated in the pre-game introductions. Sparky Lyle, the 1977 Cy Young Award winner and Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, was also on hand.

Ceremonial first pitches were thrown out by former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, John Gantner, president of RWJBarnabas Health, and Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

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Representatives of the Somerset Patriots selected for the game included pitcher Duane Below, David Kubiak, and Rick Teasley, catcher Yovan Gonzalez, infielders Tyler Bortnick and Carlos Guzman, outfielders Aharon Eggleston and Justin Pacchioli, along with manager Brett Jodie and his coaching staff.

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