June 29, 2022
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Lingua Wins “Last Man In” Fan Vote for Final All-Star Spot 

Gary, IN – The American Association announced today that Gary SouthShore RailCats shortstop Daniel Lingua will represent the East Division at the 2022 All-Star Game after winning the league’s “Last Man In” fan voting competition. 

He becomes the team’s fourth All-Star selection after Jack Eisenbarger, Harrison Francis, and Nick Garcia were named to the team on Monday by manager Butch Hobson. 

This season, Lingua has established himself as a key cog in the RailCats lineup, as he is one of just three players to appear in every game.  He ranks second on the ‘Cats with a .295 batting average and leads the team in runs batted in (24), doubles (10), and tied for first in triples (14).  His 16 stolen bases tie him for second place in the league with Michael Crouse from the Chicago Dogs. 

To secure the final spot on the East Division All-Star Team, Lingua secured more votes than Charlie Tilson from the Chicago Dogs, Chase Simpson of the Cleburne Railroaders, Gabriel Noriega from the Lake Country DockHounds, Cornelius Randolph from the Kane County Cougars, and Karch Kowalczyk from the Milwaukee Milkmen. 

The 2022 American Association All-Star Game takes place at Impact Field, home of the Chicago Dogs, on July 11-12.  The skills competition, home run derby, and free concert are on the 11th while the game itself is at 7:00 p.m. on the 12th.