Christian Walker To Play In MLB All-Star Futures Game


By Sports Department

Columbia, S.C. (USC SID) -- Former South Carolina first baseman Christian Walker has been selected to play in the 2013 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on All-Star Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Citi Field in New York. Walker, a three-year letterwinner from 2010-12 for the Gamecocks, is currently playing in the Baltimore Orioles organization for Class A Advanced Frederick.

The 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. ET on All-Star Sunday at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.

Walker began the season with Class A Delmarva where he hit .345 (40-for-116) in 31 games with a .412 on-base percentage. After being promoted, Walker is now hitting .292 (61-for-209) with the Frederick Keys with eight homers and 33 RBI.

Walker had a highly successful career with the Garnet & Black as a member of the back-to-back national championship teams in 2010 and 2011 as well as the national runner-up squad in 2012. Walker concluded his three-year career with a .336 average (248-for-737), 30 homers and 168 RBI in 197 games. Walker was a two-time All-America selection in 2011 and 2012 as well as a Freshman All-America honoree in 2010. He was named to the College World Series All-Tournament team three consecutive years and tied a CWS record for hits also in a career as he notched 28 that put him alongside Dustin Ackley of North Carolina (2007-09).

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