Ian Kennedy Picked For All-Star Game Final Vote

    Trojan fans can vote online or via texting to vote in former USC pitcher Ian Kennedy into the 2011 All-Star Game

    July 3, 2011

    LOS ANGELES -- Five players in the National League, including former USC and current Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy, have been selected for the All-Star Game Final Vote after rosters for both leagues were announced Sunday.

    Kennedy will have a chance to pitch in his own ballpark as the Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All-Star Game next weekend in Phoenix. As the Diamondbacks No. 1 starter this season, Kennedy is 8-2 with a 3.01 ERA. He has thrown 116 2/3 innings, allowing only 97 hits with opponents hitting just .227 against him while striking out 97 batters.

    In his three seasons at USC (2004-06), Kennedy went 24-12 with a 3.09 ERA and finished third all-time with 380 strikeouts behind Rik Currier (449) and Seth Etherton (420).

    Fans can vote for Kennedy at or by texting "N3" to 89269 (message and data rates apply) with voting ending on Thursday.