Former UC Irvine baseball standouts Ben Orloff and Eric Pettis have earned spots in Tuesday night's New York-Penn League All-Star game at Staten Island, N.Y.
Both will compete for the National League affiliates team against the American League squad at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
Orloff is in his second season with the Tri-City ValleyCats and leads the team in batting with a .311 average and 12 stolen bases. The versatile infielder has played at second base, shortstop and third base this season. Orloff, a 2009 All-American at UCI, won the Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's best shortstop that season and also was voted to Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America first team. He was named the 2009 Big West Conference Player of the Year.
Pettis, who is playing this season for the Williamsport Crosscutters, is 7-0 with four saves and a 1.41 earned-run average. Pettis has pitched in 12 games with five starts and has struck out 46 in 442/3 innings. He was a three-time, All-Big West Conference first-team pitcher for the 'Eaters and a two-time All-American.