SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Former Santa Barbara City College and Cal Poly baseball star Zack Zehner was named MVP of the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game on July 12 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Zehner, an 18th-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2015, is an outfielder for the Trenton (NJ) Thunder. He was a late addition to the All-Star Game and went 2-for-3, snapping a 1-1 tie with a two-run single up the middle in the sixth. His East team won the game 7-1.
Zehner is batting .265 for first-place Trenton with five home runs, 41 RBIs, a .392 slugging percentage and .767 OPS.
Zehner was a two-time first-team All-Western State North selection in 2012 and 2013 for the Vaqueros. He earned All-Southern Cal honors in 2013 when he hit .358 and led the conference in RBIs (38 in 35 games) and slugging percentage (.496).