2005 Cape League All-Star Game

07/26/2005 12:47 PM -
for immediate release: 26 July, 2005

Cape League All-Star Game
McKeon Park,  Hyannis,  July 30
gates open at 10:30 am
Broadcasts on CSTV,  PIXY 103,  TEAMLINE

 HYANNIS, Massachusetts – Forty-five of the nation’s best college baseball stars will take the field Saturday at McKeon Park in Hyannis for the Cape Cod Baseball League’s 43rd annual All-Star Game. 

     For the third straight year, the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game is presented by the Banks of Cape Cod, including Bank of America, TD Banknorth, Citizens Bank and Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation. Other supporting banks include The Community Bank and Cape Cod Cooperative Bank

     Merrill Lynch will present the Starting Lineups, while The Baseball Factory will present the Home Run Hitting Contest. Smith Barney is also a supporter of the contest. 

     Fans will be admitted to McKeon Park at 10:30 a.m. The East Division team will take batting practice from 11:15 a.m. to12:00 p.m. and the West Division team will be available for autographs at that time. The teams will reverse at 12:00 p.m. with the West Division team taking batting practice and the East Division team signing autographs. Each team will then take infield, the East from 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the West from 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

     The game will be preceded by the Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting Classic at 1:15 p.m. Last season, Bourne Braves slugger Austin Easley (University of Florida) captured the 17th annual competition after ripping 17 jacks, including nine in the finals, before the CCBL’s mid-summer classic in Orleans. 

     The Hyannis Sound will perform the national anthem, which will begin at 2:50 p.m. CCBL Deputy Commissioner Dick Sullivan will once again serve as master of ceremonies, while Bill Bussiere of the Hyannis Mets and league VP Phil Edwards are event co-chairs. The first pitch ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. with official play beginning at 3:05 p.m.

     The game will be televised on College Sports Television (CSTV) and also broadcast live on PIXY 103 radio and on the Internet available at TEAMLINE

     The first modern-era Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game took place in 1963 with a game between the best of the Cape League and the best of the Cranberry League. Cape League All-Stars took on the stars of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League from 1970-1987 in Cape League parks as well as at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Veterans Park. 

     The Cape Cod Baseball League changed to an East versus West game in 1988, and the divisional battle has been ongoing ever since. Two years ago at Falmouth’s Guv Fuller Field, the East squad rallied from a 1-0 deficit to earn a 3-1 win over the West by scoring three runs in the ninth inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Sean Gamble (son of former MLB slugger Oscar Gamble) of Y-D. Sam Fuld (Hyannis) and Garrett Mock (Y-D) were named the game’s most valuable players. 

     A record total of 197 Cape League players were on Major League Baseball rosters last year, including Boston Red Sox catcher and team captain Jason Varitek (Hyannis '91 & '93), slugging infielders Brian Roberts (Chatham '98) of the Baltimore Orioles and Nomar Garciaparra (Orleans '93) of the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Darin Erstad (Falmouth '93-'94) of the Los Angeles Angels and pitchers Mark Mulder (Bourne '97) and Matt Morris (Hyannis '93) of the St. Louis Cardinals and Barry Zito (Wareham '97-'98) of the Oakland A's. 

     The West-leading Bourne Braves placed four players on the All-Star team. The East-leading Orleans Cardinals also had four selections, while the Chatham A’s had eight. The CCBL All-Stars were selected today by the league’s 10 field managers. 

     Jared Hughes (6-0, 1.54 ERA, 42 SO) of the Chatham A’s has been selected as the starting pitcher for the East, while Daniel Bard (3-2, 1.47 ERA, 62 SO) of the Wareham Gatemen is the starting hurler for the West. 

     The starting lineup for the West includes first baseman Andy D’Alessio (.253, 3 HR, 13 RBI) of Hyannis, second baseman Brad Boyer (.276, 1 HR, 14 RBI) of Cotuit, shortstop Jason Donald (.317, 0 HR, 2 RBI) of Cotuit, third baseman Bryan Harris (.276, 3 HR, 25 RBI) of Cotuit, catcher Jon Still (.320, 2 HR, 16 RBI) of Falmouth, DH Brad Lincoln (.269, 4 HR, 19 RBI) of Bourne, left fielder Mark Hamilton (.253, 5 HR, 23 RBI) of Falmouth, center fielder Lance Salsgiver (.336, 1 HR, 9 RBI) of Wareham and right fielder Sean Gaston (.333, 0 HR, 9 RBI) of Cotuit. 

     West reserves include catcher Joel Collins (.319, 1 HR, 12 RBI) of Wareham, infielder Whit Robbins (.257, 4 HR, 11 RBI) of Wareham, infielder Matt Antonelli (.246, 1 HR, 10 RBI) of Falmouth. Reserve pitchers include Chris Toneguzzi (5 SV, 2.18 ERA, 27 SO) of Cotuit, Justin Masterson (8 SV, 1.40 ERA, 32 SO) of Wareham, John Lalor (5-1, 1.24 ERA, 33 SO) of Wareham, Wade LeBlanc (3-1, 0.99 ERA, 39 SO) of Wareham, Forest Cory III (4-0, 1.66 ERA, 38 SO) of Bourne, Gib Hobson (4-1, 2.09 ERA, 44 SO) of Bourne, Brad Lincoln (2-1, 1.58 ERA, 47 SO) of Bourne, Brett Sinkbeil (4-0, 1.71 ERA, 48 SO), Dallas Buck (1-3, 4.91 ERA, 30 SO) and Tim Norton (3-1, 2.06 ERA, 62 SO) of Falmouth. 

     Starters for the East squad includes first baseman Aaron Bates (.321, 3 HR, 11 RBI) of Brewster, second baseman Evan Longoria (.323, 7 HR, 29 RBI) of Chatham, shortstop Manny Burriss (.307, 0 HR, 7 RBI) of Orleans, third baseman Chris Coghlan (.333, 1 HR, 17 RBI) of Chatham, catcher Danny Lehmann (.253, 2 HR, 13 RBI) of Y-D, designated hitter Jeff Kindel (.327, 2 HR, 10 RBI) of Y-D, leftfielder Baron Frost (.375, 0 HR, 8 RBI) of Chatham, centerfielder Colin Curtis (.333, 0 HR, 8 RBI) of Orleans and rightfielder Alex Presley (.373, 0 HR, 10 RBI) of Chatham. 

     East reserves include infielders Chris Errecart (.303, 6 HR, 22 RBI) of Yarmouth-Dennis and Scott Sizemore (.288, 1 HR, 9 RBI) of Harwich, outfielder Chris Emanuele (.303, 2 HR, 12 RBI) of Harwich and catcher Jordan Abruzzo (.270, 2 HR, 12 RBI) of Yarmouth-Dennis. Joining Hughes on the mound are Tim Gustafson (3-1, 1.99 ERA, 39 SO) of Yarmouth-Dennis, Andrew Miller (4-0, 1.54 ERA, 42 SO) of Chatham, Robert Woodard (5-0, 1.88 ERA, 20 SO) of Chatham, P.J Walters (5-1, 2.30 ERA, 45 SO) of Brewster, Steven Wright (10 SV, 0.95 ERA, 27 SO) of Orleans, Brad Meyers (4-1, 1.46 ERA, 22 SO) of Orleans, Derrick Lutz (10 SV, 0.00 ERA, 32 SO) of Chatham, Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.54 ERA, 20 SO) of Yarmouth-Dennis and Tim Lincecum (5 SV, 0.79 ERA, 58 SO) of Harwich.
(Note – statistics are through 25 July 2004)


West Division All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
C Jon Still Falmouth NC State
1B Andy D’Alessio Hyannis Clemson
2B Brad Boyer Cotuit Arizona
3B Bryan Harris Cotuit Cal State Fullerton
SS Jason Donald Cotuit Arizona
LF Mark Hamilton Falmouth Tulane
CF Lance Salsgiver Wareham Harvard
RF Sean Gaston Cotuit Notre Dame
DH Brad Lincoln Bourne Houston
P Daniel Bard Wareham UNC

West Division Reserve All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
C Joel Collins Wareham South Alabama
IF Whit Robbins Wareham Georgia Tech
IF Matt Antonelli Falmouth Wake Forest
P Chris Toneguzzi Cotuit Purdue
P Justin Masterson Wareham Bethel College
P John Lalor Wareham Mississippi State
P Wade LeBlanc Wareham Alabama
P Forrest Cory III Bourne William & Mary
P Gib Hobson Bourne NC State
P Brad Lincoln Bourne Houston
P Brett Sinkbeil Falmouth SW Missour
P Tim Norton Falmouth Uconn
P Dallas Buck Falmouth Oregon State

Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting Contest
West Division
Name  Team School
Justin Tellam Hyannis UNLV
Brad Boyer Cotuit Arizona
Josh Copeland Wareham Alabama

 Field Manager : Jeff Trundy (Falmouth)
Assisted by Coaches:
 Harvey Shapiro (Bourne), Mike Roberts (Cotuit)
Greg King (Hyannis) and John Brickley (Wareham)


East Division All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
C Danny Lehmann Y-D Rice
1B Aaron Bates Brewster NC State
2B Evan Longoria Chatham Long Beach St
3B Chris Coghlan Chatham Mississippi
SS Manny Burriss Orleans Kent State
LF Baron Frost Chatham USC
CF Colin Curtis Orleans Arizona State
RF Alex Presley Chatham Mississippi
DH Jeff Kindel Y-D Georgia Tech
P Jared Hughes Chatham Long Beach St

st Division Reserve All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
C Jordan Abruzzo Y-D San Diego
IF Chris Errecart Y-D Cal Berkeley
OF Scott Sizemore Harwich VCU
OF Chris Emanuele Harwich Northeastern
P Tim Gustafson Y-D Georgia Tech
P Andrew Miller Chatham UNC
P Robert Woodard Chatham UNC
P P.J. Walters Brewster South Alabama
P Steven Wright Orleans Hawaii
P Brad Meyers Orleans LoyolaMarymount
P Derrick Lutz Chatham Geo Washington
P Tim Lincecum Harwich Washington
P Brandon Morrow Y-D Cal Berkeley

Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting Contest
East Division
Name  Team School
Josh Morris Chatham Georgia
Aaron Bates Brewster NC State
Chad Flack Harwich UNC

 Field Manager : Scott Pickler (Y-D)
Assisted by Coaches:
 Bob Macaluso (Brewster), John Schiffner (Chatham)
Steve Englert (Harwich) and Kelly Nicholson (Orleans)


Michael Kydd, CCBL Intern, kydd@capecodbaseball.org
John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of
Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 johnwgarner@earthlink.net 


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