Campbell Wins All Star Game With Single in 9th

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Campbell Wins All Star Game With Single in 9th

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM EDT

Reading, PA (WBNG Binghamton)

Binghamton Mets infielder Eric Campbell singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Eastern Division past the Western Division by a 5-4 score in the Eastern League All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday night. Campbell, enjoying his professional All-Star Game, went 2-for-3 and was named Most Valuable Player.

Facing Hector Nelo of the Harrisburg Senators with runners on second and third, Campbell grounded a 3-1 pitch into left field, bringing home Reading Phillies shortstop Troy Hanzawa to secure the walk-off win.

The hit capped a terrific night for the Connecticut native who entered as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning and doubled to center. He scored later in the inning on a pinch-hit sac fly by fellow B-Met Jefry Marte.

Marte, also experiencing his first professional All-Star Game, followed his sacrifice fly with a single in the eighth inning. He recorded one putout in the game at third base.

Reliever Armando Rodriguez entered with the score tied in the seventh and worked a quick inning. He struck out Chris Rahl, induced Robbie Widlansky to fly out, walked Buck Britton and fanned Eury Perez in a scoreless frame.

New Britain Rock Cats righty Daniel Turpen earned the win by getting the final out in the top of the ninth inning. Nelo suffered the loss.

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