Ben McNeill homers, produces four hits in Hamptons League All-Star Game

Ben McNeill is greeted at the plate by all-star teammate Mario Camilletti of Oakland University after an eighth-inning homer. (Photo courtesy of Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media)
Ben McNeill is greeted at the plate by all-star teammate Mario Camilletti of Oakland University after an eighth-inning homer. (Photo courtesy of Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media)

YAPHANK, N.Y. — Ben McNeill began to flash power during NYIT's 2018 baseball season, including delivering an eighth-inning homer on Opening Day that helped the Bears rally from a five-run deficit against Pace.

On Monday, McNeill also went deep, this time while representing NYIT in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.

McNeill finished the night 4-for-6 with one RBI and three runs scored while manning third base for the Red All-Stars in a 12-5 win against the Blue All-Stars.

"It was a great experience playing in my second all-star game in the Hamptons League," McNeill said. "And it was a great moment homering and proudly representing NYIT." 

NYIT had a pair of representatives in the game.

Left-hander Joseph Murphy handled the fourth inning for the victorious squad and surrendered one run.

McNeill, a rising junior and a shortstop for the Bears, has been batting cleanup for the first-place Long Island Road Warriors in the Hamptons League this summer. He is hitting .305 (29-for-95) with one double, five RBIs, five steals and 16 walks. He owns a .398 on-base percentage in 115 plate appearances.

As for playing the unfamilar hot corner on Monday, McNeill added: "It was a little different playing third base tonight. But it was a ton of fun being a part of the all-star game."