Fox 40 Live at the Eastern League All-Star GamePosted: Updated:
Hundreds of fans in Trenton, New Jersey, flocked to the arriving buses full of Eastern League All-Stars on Wednesday, eagerly awaiting the arrival of minor league players including; Hartford's Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Binghamton's Tim Tebow and Levi Michael.
Fox 40 Sports Director Kiley Farrell made the three hour trip to Trenton and caught up with first-time Rumble Ponies all-stars, Tebow and Michael, and both said they are truly humbled to have been selected to represent the Eastern Division.
"It's definitely something that I'm grateful for. It definitely means a lot and I'll take this in as a great honor," said Tim Tebow.
Tim and Levi are just two of the five players selected to play against the Western Division, and both were named starters. Also selected, Ponies' former starting pitcher Nabil Crismatt would have given Binghamton six players in the All-Star game, but was called up to play ball with the Las Vegas 51's in Triple A.
In the second inning, Levi Michael's debut led the East's lineup with a sliding triple. Then, two batter later, brought in for the first run of the game. Levi went 1 for 2 on the day. Binghamton's catcher, Patrick Mazeika, also batted .500 (1 for 2)
As for Tebow, he also notched a hit in the game, going 1 for 4 on the night with a double.
The Eastern All-Stars held a three run lead in the fourth inning, but the West soon tied it up in the fifth. After falling behind by a single run in the eighth, the East came back in the bottom of the ninth to make it 4-4.
Settling the tied game, both teams elected a single player to take the plate and go head-to-head in a homerun contest. But in the end it was the West that claimed overtime victory.
But if there was anything anyone could take away from the day, it was that both teams walked away as victors for making the All-Star game a night to remember.