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Negrych and Gomez elected Triple-A All Stars

by Amy Moritz

Buffalo native Jim Negrych will make his second straight appearance in the Triple-A All Star game.

Negrych and Mauro Gomez have been elected to the International League squad for the 26th annual Triple-A All-Star Game scheduled for July 17 in Reno, Nevada.

Negyrch played in the 2011 All-Star game, held in Buffalo, while he was playing for the Syracuse Chiefs. this season, he has the third best batting average in the IL (.327, 82-251). He is among the league leaders in doubles (25) and on-base percentage (.394). He ranks second on the Bisons in hits (82) and extra-base hits (28).

It is also the second IL All-Star nod for Gomez, who was named to the team in 2011 while playing with the Gwinnett Braves.

Gomez has 24 home runs this season -- tied for second most in Minor League Baseball -- along with five multi-home run games this year.

The Bisons host their annual Independence Eve celebration tonight when the play Rochester at 6:05 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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