Sabre Dog's reactions to nine selections for Expedition League All-star weekend

MINOT, N.D.- Five position players, three pitchers and one slugger.

Those are the Sabre Dogs players headed to the first Expedition League all-star weekend.

"Very excited, very humbled by it," said Alex Hay, Souris Valley Catcher,

Hay will be joined by Brock Baughcum, E.J. Ranel, Chauncey Callier, and fellow catcher Ben Smith in Hastings.

Hay says he'll be all business during the break.

"It's always nice to go out of town somewhere and get a couple days off. We're also there for a business trip, but it's going to be a real good time. Good time with my friends from this team and meeting new people on other teams," Hay said.

Pitcher Zach Lang says he's excited for his first all-star game since high school.

"I had a little one in high school, that's about it. Nothing big like a summer league like this, so it should be a good time," Lang said.

Lang will pitch along side Jarret Wharff and Aaron Kern. They represent one of the league's toughest pitching staffs that has allowed a league-best 161 runs.

"The competition is good here already, so it shouldn't be too different. I'd say I've thrown against most of those guys but it should be a good time," Lang said.

Before any of the all-stars take the field, Bragg Easton will take the plate for the Sabre Dogs during the metal bat home run derby.

"I think I hit the ball pretty hard. Sometimes it comes in the right way and goes out even better," Easton said.

It's not his coaches, pitches or the other sluggers that he's worried about, though.

"The field is going to be one of the biggest competitions. We got 405 in the gap. That's pretty far. Gonna ask coach Trey to throw me a little bit of juice. Speed it up a bit and see if I can hit it out," Easton said.

The makings for a star-studded weekend in Hastings.

The Sabre Dogs will be back in action at Corbett field July 5 when they host the Pierre Trappers.