Coastal Plain League All-Star Game Tonight

PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League’s 14th annual All-Star Game will be played at Historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson, N.C. on Monday, July 23. The American CPL All-Stars will be the visitors, while the National CPL All-Stars will be the home team.

Both the American and National teams each feature players from 12 CPL clubs, with the players being selected by head coaches and media representatives from all 14 CPL teams. Each roster has 27 active players on it. 

The American roster is highlighted by five Player of the Week selections: starting outfielder Aaron Preston (Week 2), starting third baseman Stephen Tarkenton (Week 6), outfielder Ian Harvey (Week 1), starting pitcher Layne Somsen (Week 5), and pitcher Ryan Tezak (Week 3).

The National roster is highlighted by three Players of the Week selections: starting outfielder Michael Camporeale (Week 3), outfielder Jason Kanzler (Week 5) and starting pitcher Zack Russell-Myers (Week 1).

The Wilson Tobs, in conjunction with the Coastal Plain League, will host the All-Star Game and festivities beginning on Sunday, July 22 and running through Monday, July 23. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. on July 23.

Below is the complete roster for both the American and National CPL All-Star teams (starters are shown with an asterisk (*) / players who are honored as All-Stars, but unavailable to participate are shown with a pound sign (#)).

2012 CPL American All-Stars

No. Pos. Name           Team       Ht. Wt. School Yr.
13 C David Reid-Foley* Gastonia       6-4 200 Mercer Jr.
23 C J.D. Crowe       Florence       6-0 190 Auburn Fr.

30 1B Sal Annunziata*       Morehead City 6-0 220 Seton Hall Fr.
16 1B Alex Close           Forest City 6-3 225 Liberty Fr.

19 2B Bryan Aanderud* Forest City 5-11 195 Liberty Jr.
5 2B Casey Goss       Wilmington 5-11 177 James Madison Jr.

26 3B Stephen Tarkenton* Forest City 5-9 190 Francis Marion Jr.
27 3B Nick Thompson Peninsula       6-1 200 East Carolina Fr.
21 3B Sal Giardina       Fayetteville 6-4 195 Lynn So.

15 SS Graham Saiko*       Columbia       6-0 185 South Carolina RS-Jr.
2 SS Gunnar Heidt       Forest City 6-0 185 College of Charleston Fr.
6 SS Alex Freedman       Wilmington 5-10 185 Lynn RS-Fr.

4 OF Aaron Preston*       Wilmington 6-2 200 Presbyterian RS-Jr.
12 OF Nathan Chong*       Forest City 6-0 195 Presbyterian RS-So.
14 OF Mike Tauchman* Fayetteville 6-2 205 Bradley Jr.
5 OF Gabriel Loweree       Columbia       6-1 210 Ave Maria Jr.
3 OF Ian Harvey           Martinsville 5-10 195 Lander RS-Jr.
16 OF Matt Helms       Florence       6-0 196 Louisville Jr.

12 P Layne Somsen*  Fayetteville 6-0 185 South Dakota State Jr.
34 P Ryan Tezak       Forest City 6-3 215 West Virginia So.
21 P Mike Gardner       Asheboro       6-3 185 Delaware State Jr.
13 P Jake Padgett       Forest City 6-0 170 USC-Aiken So.
17 P Danny Mooney       Petersburg       6-5 210 Davidson       So.
33 P Robert Lawhon       Florence       6-4 220 Tennessee So.
24 P James Lomangino Asheboro       6-0 205 St. John’s       So.
19 P Phillip Wilson       Florence       6-0 190 Oral Roberts Fr.
8 P Dylan Dickens       Asheboro       5-11 195 East Carolina Fr.
26 P Andrew Istler#       Wilson       5-11 170 Duke           So.

2012 CPL National All-Stars
No. Pos. Name           Team       Ht. Wt. School       Yr.
11 C Joshua Miller*       Columbia       5-9 195 USC-Aiken Jr.
18 C Corey Bass       Morehead City 5-9 195 North Florida Jr.

25 1B Jarred Hammer* Asheboro       6-1 230 Hofstra       Jr.
26 1B Spencer Branigan Edenton       6-5 235 Pennsylvania Jr.
28 1B Tyler White       Gastonia       5-11 220 Western Carolina Jr.

3 2B Koby Kraemer*       Edenton       5-9 180 Indiana State RS-Jr.
10 2B John Faircloth       Martinsville 6-2 185 Charleston Southern Jr.
18 2B Andrew Amaro       Peninsula       6-1 192 Maryland Fr.

28 3B Jake Stone*       Martinsville 6-0 220 Tennessee Wesleyan Jr.
25 3B Ryan Parker       Petersburg       5-10 185 Seton Hall RS-Jr.

17 SS Reed Harper*       Fayetteville 6-2 195 Austin Peay Jr.
8 SS Zach Houchins       Wilson       6-3 195 East Carolina So.

23 OF Michael Camporeale* Edenton       6-1 200 Washington Jr.
5 OF Kyle Brandenburg* Thomasville 6-2 185 High Point So.
23 OF Greg Harrison*       Thomasville 6-0 200 Furman RS-So.
20 OF Jason Kanzler       Edenton       6-0 185 Buffalo Jr.
10 OF Hunter Ridge       Asheboro       6-1 210 UNC Wilmington Jr.
24 OF Josh Eldridge       Peninsula       6-3 200 Old Dominion Fr.

29 P Zack Russell-Myers* Columbia       6-3 190 Bluefield So.
13 P Jordan Egan       Edenton       6-3 200 Norfolk State Jr.
22 P Danny Smith       Fayetteville 6-3 200 Monmouth Jr.
42 P Tyler Brunnemann Fayetteville 6-2 225 Hardin Simmons Jr.
3 P Alex Caravella       Petersburg       5-11 185 Pittsburgh Jr.
30 P Andrew Brockett Wilmington 6-0 186 Richmond So.
25 P Robbie McIntosh Thomasville 6-1 205 UNC Asheville RS-So.
24 P Matt Duncan       Edenton       5-10 195 Morehead State Jr.
25 P Wesley Hatley       Wilmington 6-1 194 Charlotte Jr.
26 P Clint Terry#       Gastonia       6-3 195 Lee So.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 53 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as cpleague).

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