A rundown of Dogs, Cougars all-stars

  • Chicago Dogs catcher Ryan Lidge watches his hit during the Kane County Cougars' home opener May 18, 2021, at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva. Lidge, a Barrington High School graduate, is a reserve for this year's All-Star Game.

    Chicago Dogs catcher Ryan Lidge watches his hit during the Kane County Cougars' home opener May 18, 2021, at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva. Lidge, a Barrington High School graduate, is a reserve for this year's All-Star Game. Shaw Media File Photo

 
 
Updated 7/10/2022 5:44 PM

The American Association All-Star Game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Impact Field in Rosemont.

There will be a home run derby and other activities on Monday, gates open at 5:30 p.m. both days.

 

Here's a look at the All-Stars from the two local teams, the Chicago Dogs and Kane County Cougars:

Ryan Lidge, C, Dogs: The Barrington High School grad played in college at Notre Dame, is third in the league with a .364 batting average.

K.C. Hobson, INF, Dogs: Son of Dogs manager Butch Hobson was a sixth-round pick of Toronto and spent 10 years in the minors before joining the Dogs in 2020.

Grant Kay, INF, Dogs: Omaha native played in college at Louisville, leads Dogs with 10 home runs.

Danny Mars, OF, Dogs: Leads Dogs and ranks fifth in the league with 45 RBI, drafted in sixth round by Boston in 2014.

Ryan Clark, RHP, Dogs: Reliever owns a 1.12 ERA and 41-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio, reached Triple A with Angels.

James Reeves, LHP, Dogs: Reliever reached Triple A with both Yankees and Padres, played in college at The Citadel.

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Paul Schwendel, RHP, Dogs: Reliever had a brief run in Cardinals organization last year, now in third season with the Dogs.

Jimmy Kerrigan, OF Cougars: In first season in Kane County, Kerrigan ranks fourth in the league with 17 home runs.

Dylan Busby, 3B, Cougars: Sarasota, Florida, native was a third-round pick of Pirates in 2017, now hitting .338 for Cougars.

Ryan Tapani, RHP, Cougars: Son of former major-league pitcher Kevin Tapani, Ryan leads league with 71 strikeouts.

Logan Nissen, RHP, Cougars: Minnesota native leads Kane County with 7 saves and 1.71 ERA.

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