Booker, Peyton Named Carolina League All-Stars

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two former University of Iowa baseball standouts — outfielder Joel Booker and pitcher Tyler Peyton — have been named 2018 Carolina League South Division All-Stars.
The duo will be teammates once again at the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Game on June 19 at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina. Booker plays for the Winston-Salem Dash, an Advanced Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox; Peyton plays for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Booker, who played for the Hawkeyes during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, is hitting .291 in 50 games for the Dash.  He has 12 doubles, two triples, and five home runs, while swiping 14 bases.  Booker also has 20 RBIs and 38 runs scored. 
As a reliever, Peyton is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA and five saves in 18 appearances for the Pelicans.  The Grimes, Iowa, native has 30 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings and is limiting hitters to a .221 average.  Peyton played for the Hawkeyes from 2014-16, earning third-team All-America honors in 2015, the same season he was a semifinalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
The Hawkeyes will also be represented in the All-Star Game on the North Division coaching staff, where Justin Toole will serve as the hitting coach. Toole holds the same position for the Lynchburg Hillcats, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.