13 July 2010
In an odd occurrence, pitcher Joshua Collmenter
of the AA Mobile Bay Bears was the winning pitcher for the SL North in the Southern League All Star Game on Monday, even though Mobile is in the Southern division. But the SL North team was short of available pitchers, so Collmenter switched sides and had to pitch against several of his teammates. In his first inning, he retired fellow Mobile teammates Evan Frey
and Collin Cowgill
while walking catcher Konrad Schmidt
. For the game, Collmenter threw two scoreless innings with one hit, one walk, and one strikeout. "It felt almost like a Spring Training exhibition game. But I knew this game was important and I didn't want any of my teammates to get a hit off me," said Collmenter. Collmenter added, "I felt a little bit like Benedict Arnold." After completing his two innings, Collmenter high-fived his North teammates and then headed to the clubhouse to change pants and join his South teammates in the other dugout. Mobile pitcher Leyson Septimo
also pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout for the South.