Former USC Upstate starting pitcher David Roseboom has been selected to play in the Minor League Baseball South Atlantic League All-Star Game June 23rd at McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists, in Asheville, N.C.
Roseboom will represent the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, as a member of the Southern Division roster.
Roseboom was drafted by the Mets in the 17th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft and has quickly established himself as one of the top relievers in the South Atlantic League. In fact, Roseboom owns a 1.40 earned run average to go along with a 0.94 WHIP in 25.2 innings pitcher for the Sand Gnats. Additionally, the Pattersonville, N.Y., native has allowed runs in just two of his 18 appearances thus far this season.
Roseboom is also tied for the team lead with four saves and is third among relievers with 28 strikeouts, helping the Sand Gnats 30-27 overall record and a second place showing. The Sand Gnats trail the first-place Greenville Drive by one game heading into play on Tuesday.
“It’s a great honor to be selected to the all-star team and I want to thank everyone who voted for me,” Roseboom said. “We have a lot of great players on this team that are deserving of this honor, so it means a lot for me to have been selected. Our team is playing well and I’m very grateful to be on a club that is making a playoff push.”
A two-time All-Atlantic Sun selection while at Upstate, Roseboom finished his career in Spartanburg ranked first all-time at Upstate with 56 games started and 319.2 innings pitched. He is tied for third at Upstate with 18 career wins and 209 strikeouts and is one of only four pitchers in school history with 200 career strikeouts.