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Sioux Falls, SD—Baseball America announced today that Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Beau Torbert, Brandon Sing and Ben Moore have all been named to the 2010 All-Independent Leagues Team.  Torbert and Sing were both named to the First Team while Moore was named to the Second Team. Baseball America is a magazine and website that covers all aspects of baseball from high school, colleges and the draft to the minors, independent leagues and the majors.  Click here to view the teams.  

The teams are made up of players from all the independent baseball leagues across the country. All three players were named to the North Division roster for the 2010 All-Star Game and were also members of the 2010 American Association Postseason All-Star Team.  

For Torbert is another of many awards he has received this season. He was also named Baseball America’s 2010 Independent Player of the Year, Pointstreak’s Star of Stars and American Association Player of the Year. Torbert posted one of the best offensive outputs in the history of the league in 2010. He set a team and league record with a .394 batting average. Torbert finished second in the league with 24 home runs and his 100 RBI was tops in the league and set a new team record. He also led the league with 155 hits. 

Brandon Sing also posted an All-Star season. He eclipsed his own league record for home runs with 27 and led the league with an amazing .702 slugging percentage. He finished second on the team with a .349 average and 73 RBI while finishing second in the league with a .490 on-base percentage.  

Moore was the Pheasants opening day pitcher and finished the year 11-8 with a 3.10 ERA, second in the American Association.  He led the league in innings pitched (133.2) and strikeouts (126).His 126 strikeouts was a franchise and league record.   

The Pheasants posted a franchise record 63 wins in 2010 while capturing the first and second half North Division titles

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