JACKSON, TENN. (AUGUST 31, 2012) - Today the Southern League announced its 2012 Postseason All-Star Team as voted upon by league field managers, radio broadcasters and print media. The Jackson Generals had three representatives on the team. Right-handed reliever Carter Capps was named the league's best relief pitcher. Right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer was named the league's top right-handed starting pitcher. Finally Jesus Sucre was named the top catcher in the league. Capps, 22, made 38 relief appearances for the Generals this season posting 19 saves. At the time of his promotion on July 28, he ranked first in the league in saves. Capps struck out 72 hitters and walked just 12 in 50.0 innings in the Southern League. He was a midseason Southern League All-Star. Capps made just one appearance with Triple-A Tacoma and was activated by the Seattle Mariners on July 31. Capps has made 7 appeared for the Mariners going 0-0, with a 5.87 ERA with one hold. Capps made his major league debut on August 3 against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He was the third member of the 2011 draft class to make his major league debut. Maurer, 22, ranks fourth in the Southern League with a 3.20 ERA. This season he has posted a 9-3 record. (.818 winning percentage) that leads the league. He is tied for the Generals lead in wins (9) and leads the team in strikeouts (117) and innings pitched (137.1). Since June 1 he is 7-1 with a 2.50 ERA (24 ER, 86.1 IP) with 10 quality starts in 14 starts. During this stretch has lowered his season ERA from 4.38 to 3.20. Sucre, 24, leads all Southern League catchers with a .274 average this season. Sucre was a midseason All-Star and in 88 games has one home run and 29 RBI. Sucre has been outstanding defensively this season posting no errors. He has also thrown out and astounding 43.7 percent of Southern League base stealers. A full list of the Southern League Postseason All-Stars is attached to this e-mail. Tickets for all Generals home games can be purchased at the Generals Box Office at Pringles Park, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or by calling 731.988.5299. Be sure to check out the Generals on Facebook at facebook.com/jacksongenerals, and Android app for free to keep the Generals at your fingertips at all times.
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