Tim Giel, Aaron Silbar Make Summer League All-Star Baseball Teams
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

NEW YORK – At the same time that the Major Leaguers get ready for their Midsummer Classic, Columbia's Tim Giel and Aaron Silbar will also play in their summer league's all-star game.

Giel, a rising junior, plays for the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League, one of the country's top summer baseball leagues.  The hard-throwing right-hander owns a 3-2 record with a sparkling 2.13 earned run average in seven starts on the hill. 

In 42 1/3 innings, Giel has allowed 36 hits, walked 12 and struck out 26 batters.  Giel has not allowed an earned run in three of his seven starts and opponents are hitting just .232 against him this season.  The 2011 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be played on Monday, July 18 at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Further south, Silbar, a rising sophomore, has been impressive as the everyday shortstop for the Deland Suns of the Florida Collegiate League.  In 24 games this season, Silbar is batting .270 with nine runs batted in and 12 runs scored. 

Silbar currently owns a .407 on-base percentage and has reached base safely in each of his last eight games.  The 2011 Florida Collegiate League All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 12 at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Fla.