The Washington Times - June 22, 2011, 11:04AM

While the Nationals were busy Tuesday night coming back for their ninth win in their last 10 games, the Carolina and South Atlantic League All-Star games took place.

Down in Delmarva, four Suns took the field for the SAL North All-Stars — a group that included top prospect Bryce Harper. Harper’s experience was limited, though, by a sore left thumb. The outfielder didn’t participate in the home run derby and was pulled after the fourth inning. He finished 0-for-2 with an RBI.


Some of his teammates contributed, though, with Blake Kelso going 1-for-2 from the leadoff spot and scoring a run. David Freitas was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and Chris Manno pitched a scoreless eighth inning with one walk and one strikeout. Taylor Jordan made the team but did not participate in the game because he had worked on June 18 and wouldn’t have had enough rest.

The North team lost to their Southern counterparts 6-3.

– Out in California, Jeff Kobernus and Potomac manager Matthew LeCroy made the trip for the Carolina League All-Stars. LeCroy managed the Carolina League team to a 6-1 loss and Kobernus, who took the place of the injured Destin Hood on the All-Star roster, was 0-for-1.