Four Tampa Yankees help North win the Florida State League All-Star Game

A successful first half for the Class-A Advanced Tampa Yankees officially ended with a win on Saturday, as four T-Yanks helped the North top the South, 4-2, in the Florida State League All-Star Game at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

The T-Yanks nabbed a total of nine All-Star nods, although five of those players - LHP Josh Rogers and RHPs Cody Carroll, Zack Littell, Dillon McNamara, and Jose Mesa Jr. - did not play because they had been promoted to Double-A Trenton prior to the game.

Of the other four Jorge Mateo and Tito Polo started for the North as the shortstop and center fielder, respectively, and both went 0-for-2 in five innings.

On the mound, righty Andrew Schwaab came on with two outs in the fourth and pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk and striking out two. Fellow righty Anyelo Gomez later faced two batters in the ninth, hitting Randy Arozarena with a pitch and getting the second to ground out, but Gomez was eventually charged with a run when Arozarena came around to score on J.C. Rodriguez's later single off Clearwater's Jeff Singer.

There was one other cool moment for the T-Yanks Saturday night: prior to the game, Schwaab got engaged after proposing to his girlfriend during warm-ups.

The Tampa Yankees finished the FSL first half 36-31, tying the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) for the top spot in the North Division. They will begin second-half play at home on Monday against the Braves' FSL affiliate, the Florida Fire Frogs.