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August 28, 2014

Former JSU pitcher chosen to Triple-A All-Star team

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:07 pm | Updated: 3:09 pm, Tue Jul 8, 2014.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former Jacksonville State standout pitcher Donovan Hand has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Nashville Sounds in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Hand currently ranks 4th among PCL hurlers with his 13 saves. He has posted a 1-4 record and 5.40 ERA (23er/38.1ip) in 35 relief outings for Nashville this season.

The Hatton, Ala., native made his Major League debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013, where he appeared in 31 games with seven starts and posted a 3.69 earned run average in 68 1/3 innings on the mound.

The 28-year-old hurler is in his fifth campaign with the Sounds and ranks fifth in club history with 159 career appearances.

The All-Star nod is the third mid-season honor of Hand’s eight-year pro career. He was previously recognized as a Southern League All-Star in 2009 and as a Florida State League All-Star in 2008.

Hand was a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection and won 26 games pitching for the Gamecocks from 2005-07.

He was a 14th-round selection by the Brewers in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

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