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Aces’ Norberto names PCL All-Star



image001-300x214-1937907-6311081COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Reno Aces lefty reliever Jordan Norberto has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team, the league office announced today.

Norberto, who started the season in the Major Leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks, leads the Aces with a 3.07 ERA in 21 relief appearances. He heads into July with a 3-0 record and four saves, and has not allowed an earned run over his last nine outings.

The 23-year-old is pitching in Triple-A for the first time in his career, and was unhittable in the month of June. In 13.1 IP last month, Norberto allowed no earned runs while going 1-0 with three saves. He struck out 17 while holding opponents to just a .111 batting average.

Norberto becomes the second player in Reno Aces franchise history to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Last season, infielder Rusty Ryal suited up for the PCL squad at PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Ryal has spent the entire 2010 season in the Major Leagues.

The 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game pits the Pacific Coast League against the International League, Minor League Baseball’s other Triple-A League. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, at 4:07 p.m. PT at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Penn., home of the International League’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

This year’s Triple-A All-Star Game can be seen live on MLB Network or heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM.

The Aces return home on Sunday for a four-game homestand against the Sacramento River Cats. Sunday’s game is sold out, but tickets are still available for the rest of the homestand.

Single-game tickets for all games start at just $7, while new mini-plans start at just $84. Fans can get more information on mini-plans, group tickets and half- and full-season ticket plans by calling (775) 334-4700. The brand-new Freight House District, located just outside Aces Ballpark, is open seven days a week, on both game days and non-game days.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by calling the Aces Ballpark box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting RenoAces.com.

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