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• Six Class A Kane County players, including infielders Dan Vogelbach and Rock Shoulders, were named to the 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be played June 18.

Other Cougars players named to the Western Division team include outfielder Bijan Rademacher, and pitchers Tayler Scott, Felix Pena and Nathan Dorris. Vogelbach will start for the Western Division squad as the designated hitter.

This is the largest total of Cougars midseason All-Stars since 2009, when seven players were selected.

Shoulders leads the league with 12 home runs and was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for April. Vogelbach, ranked No. 11 among the Cubs' top prospects is the only Cougars player to play in all 55 games and leads the team with 37 RBIs.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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