EVERETT, Wash. -- Former Saint Mary's outfielder Brenden Kalfus is the latest Gael to earn recognition for his work between the white lines, as the Temecula, Calif. native has been selected to participate in next week's Northwest League All-Star Game.
Entering play Monday, Kalfus owned a .278 batting average as a member of the Vancouver Canadians. He also has four doubles, six steals and 13 runs driven in for the Toronto Blue Jays Single-A affiliate. He is one of eight Vancouver players to make the North Division team.
That Kalfus has continued to hit as a professional is no surprise. He ended his Saint Mary's career with a gaudy .381 batting average, winning the West Coast Conference batting title. During his senior season he also compiled a 36-game hitting streak, the longest such streak in NCAA Division I baseball in 2013.
The 2013 Northwest League All-Star Game will be held on August 6 in Everett, Wash. The Everett Aquasox will host the event, which will include an All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby in addition to the game.