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Ignacio Alvarez (IV Pirates) Named BOTW All-Star Game MVP After Single, Triple & Two RBIs; National League Edges American, 4-3, on Wednesday Night

By Brian Baiotto, 07/13/22, 11:45PM PDT



After five scoreless innings in Wednesday's Best of the West League All-Star game at Cal Poly, the American League scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning.

The National squad would answer back with three of their own in the bottom of the seventh, and they got one more in the eighth to claim a 4-3 victory.

Hayden Coon and Deandrey Carter tossed two scoreless innings apiece for the American team, and Joe Godoy and Noe Novella each provided one scoreless inning on the hill.

JP Caire surrendered three runs in the seventh on three hits and a walk, and Andrew Tovar allowed the eighth-inning run.

Ignacio Alvarez walked, singled, tripled, scored and drove in two runs, including the eventual game winner.

Alvarez was named the game's MVP.

Drew Salyers walked and scored twice.

Salyers stole second in the bottom of the eighth and then scored on an Alvarez single to clinch the victory for the National League.

Hayden Winters doubled, scored and had an RBI.

Christian Killian doubled, while Nin Burns and Ryan Kim singled in the win.

Ritter Steinman and Isaiah Vasquez both had two scoreless innings on the mound for the National League.

Matthew Henry, Dalton Ponce, Julian Flores and Andrew White contributed one scoreless inning apiece.

Flores went the eighth and allowed two hits.

White walked one and struck out two, including Antonio Andrade with runners on first and third to close out the victory.


The American League scored all three runs off Cameron Kelly on three hits and two walks.

Andrew Buglino went 2-for-4, with an RBI.


Jovan Camacho walked, singled twice and scored.

Jake Trabbie walked, singled and scored.

Alex Sardina singled, scored and had an RBI.

Alex Bueno and Bryce Cerminelli had one single each for the American League.

Taylor Steig of the East Los Angeles Dodgers won the pregame home-run derby with two HR's.

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Box Score:

AAS: 0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-(3)

NAS: 0-0-0-0-0-0-3-1-X-(4)

Win: Julian Flores
Loss: Andrew Tovar
Save: Andrew White

3B: Ignacio Alvarez (National)
2B: Hayden Winters (National), Christian Killian (National)