CCBL All Star Game Announcement

07/19/2003 8:27 AM -
for immediate release: 19 July, 2003


Mid-Summer Classic Televised on Fox and CSTV
Broadcast Live on WCIB, Cool 102

FALMOUTH, Mass – Forty-two of the nation’s top collegiate players will showcase their talents during the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, Saturday, July 26 at Guv Fuller Field in Falmouth at 6 p.m.

     The CCBL mid-summer classic is presented by the Banks of Cape Cod, including Fleet, Citizen’s Bank, Cape Cod Bank & Trust and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. Other supporting banks include Compass Bank, The Community Bank, and Cape Cod Cooperative Bank.

     The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, which is atop the East Division with a 17-13 record, leads all Cape League teams with eight players selected, while the Hyannis Mets, who trail the Bourne Braves by one game in the West Division, had six players chosen. The CCBL All-Stars were selected today by the league’s 10 field managers.

     Glenn Swanson (4-0 won-lost record, 1.43 ERA) of the Chatham A’s has been selected as the starting pitcher for the East, while Kyle Schmidt (1-1, 0.51 ERA) of the Bourne Braves is the starting hurler for the West.

     The starting lineup for the East squad includes first baseman Chris Malec (.299 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI) of Y-D, second baseman Hyung Cho (.325, 4, 19) of Y-D, shortstop Ryan Klosterman (.274, 2, 8) of Chatham, third baseman Brad McCann (.274, 2, 8) of Harwich, catcher Curtis Thigpen (.388, 0, 6) of Y-D, designated hitter Sean Gamble (.329, 1, 6) of Y-D, leftfielder Trevor Crowe (.308, 1, 14) of Y-D, centerfielder J.C. Holt (.317, 0, 4) of Brewster and rightfielder Jon Zeringue (.280, 3, 14) of Orleans. East reserves include outfielder Jeff Frazier (.261, 1, 13) of Chatham, Billy Lockin (.247, 0, 6) of Orleans and Ben Crabtree (.255, 0, 11) of Brewster, along with pitchers Rhett James (4-1, 2.55) of Orleans, Justin Meier (1-1, 1.20) of Y-D, Aaron Rawl (3-0, 1.00) of Brewster, Jim Brauer (4-1, 2.13) of Y-D, David Purcey (3-1, 1.60) of Orleans, Zane Carlson (0-2, 2.40, 8 saves) of Chatham, Garrett Mock (2-0, 1.89) of Y-D, Justin Hedrick (3-2, 1.34) of Harwich and Brett Butler (2-2, 0.75) of Brewster, who is injured and will not play.

     Starters for the West include first baseman Joey Metropoulos (.260, 8, 14) of Falmouth, second baseman Jonathan Tucker (.309, 1, 10) of Hyannis, shortstop John Hardy (.244, 0, 7) of Cotuit, third baseman Warner Jones (.354, 1 HR, 7 RBI) of Wareham, catcher Richard Mercado (.263, 0, 11) of Hyannis, DH Ryan Baty (.276, 0, 15) of Hyannis, leftfielder Justin Maxwell (.340, 1, 12) of Bourne, centerfielder Sam Fuld (.354, 0, 8) of Hyannis and right fielder Eric Nielson (.311, 1, 12) of Cotuit.  West reserves include catcher Clint Sammons (.257, 0, 9) of Cotuit, infielder Darryl Lawhorn (.211, 5, 16) of Falmouth, outfielder Jon Armitage (.245, 4, 10) of Wareham and infielder Andy LaRoche (.314, 5, 15) of Wareham, who’s injured and will not play. Reserve pitchers include A.J. Shappi (3-0, 0.54) of Hyannis, Jeremy Sowers (3-2, 1.24) of Wareham, Garry Bakker (1-0, 1.77) of Cotuit, Billy Mohl (3-2, 1.66) of Falmouth, Eric Beattie (2-0, 0.57), Zach Jackson (5-0, 1.94) of Hyannis, Tim Grant (2-0, 0.72) of Bourne and Josh Deel (.2-2, 1.45) of Cotuit.

     The game will be preceded by The Baseball Factory Home Run Hitting Contest at 4:30 p.m. and the national anthem will be sung by Massachusetts State Trooper Dan Clark. Participating in the home run derby are Chris Carter of Yarmouth-Dennis, Cesar Nicholas of Orleans and Matt Macri of Brewster of the East squad and league leader Metropoulos (8 HR), Collin Mahoney of Falmouth and Jon Armitage of Wareham.

     The CCBL All-Star game will be televised on both Fox SportsNet New England (6 million homes) and College Sports Television (11 million homes on DirecTV) and also broadcast live on WCIB, Cool 102 (101.9 FM, 50,000 watts) and Free Teamline on (

     Fox will air the game three times, including Wednesday, July 30 from 7:30 to 10 pm; Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 4 from 7:30 to 10 pm. CSTV will air the contest Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. 

     Former Boston Red Sox and current Minnesota Wild announcer Bob Kurtz will provide play-by-play, while former ESPN announcer Jack Edwards of CSTV is color analyst. Boston Bureau Productions, which also does New England Patriots pre-season games, Patriots All-Access Show on Channel 5 in Boston and New England Revolution games, will produce the game. Larry Egan and John Garner will be the radio broadcasting team on Cool 102 and Free Teamline. 

     Peter Gammons of ESPN will be the featured speaker at the CCBL All-Star Game banquet Friday at Ballymeade Country Club in North Falmouth, Mass.

     Any media wishing to obtain CCBL All-Star Game press credentials should contact CCBL intern Liz Logan at 508-295-8821 or by e-mail 

East Division All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
1B Chris Malec Y-D Cal/Santa Barbara 
2B Hyung Cho Y-D Houston
SS Ryan Klosterman  Chatham Vanderbilt 
3B Brad McCann Harwich Clemson
C Curtis Thigpen Y-D Texas
DH Sean Gamble Y-D Auburn
LF Trevor Crowe Y-D Arizona
CF J.C. Holt  Brewster LSU
RF Jon Zeringue Orleans LSU
P Glenn Swanson Chatham Cal/Irvine

East Division Reserve All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
IF Billy Lockin Orleans Loyola Marymount
C Ben Crabtree Brewster Ohio U.
OF Jeff Frazier Chatham Rutgers
P Rhett James Orleans Florida State
P Justin Meier Y-D LSU
P Aaron Rawl Brewster  South Carolina
P Jim Brauer Y-D Michigan
P David Purcey Orleans  Oklahoma
P Zane Carlson Chatham Baylor
P Garrett Mock Y-D Houston
P Justin Hedrick Harwich Northeastern
P *Brett Butler Brewster USC


West Home Run Derby
Name  Team
Chris Carter Y-D
Cesar Nicholas Orleans
Matt Macri Brewster

 Field Manager: Carmen Carcone
Assistant Coaches:
 Steve Englert, Harwich; Bob Macaluso, Brewster; Scott Pickler, YD; John Schiffner, Chatham



West Division All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
1B Joey Metropoulos Falmouth  USC
2B Jonathan Tucker Hyannis Florida
SS John Hardy Cotuit Arizona 
3B Warner Jones Wareham  Vanderbilt
C Richard Mercado Hyannis Arizona
DH Ryan Baty  Hyannis Kansas
LF Justin Maxwell Bourne Maryland
CF Sam Fuld  Hyannis Stanford
R Eric Nielson Cotuit UNLV
P Kyle Schmid Bourne Georgia Tech

West Division Reserve All Stars
Pos Name  Team School
IF Darryl Lawhorn Falmouth  East Carolina
IF *Andy LaRoche Wareham  Grayson County
C Clint Sammons Cotuit Georgia
OF Jon Armitage Wareham  Georgia
P A.J. Shappi Hyannis Cal/Riverside
P Jeremy Sowers Wareham Vanderbilt
P Garry Bakker Cotuit North Carolina
P Billy Mohl Falmouth Tulane
P Eric Beattie Bourne Tampa
P Zach Jackson Hyannis Louisville
P Tim Grant Bourne Dartmouth
P Josh Deel  Cotuit Jacksonville


West Home Run Derby
Name  Team
Joey Metropoulos Falmouth 
Collin Mahoney Falmouth
Jon Armitage Wareham

 Field Manager: Garrett Quinn, Cotuit
Assistant Coaches:
 Cooper Ferris, Wareham; Harvey Shapiro, Bourne; Keith Stohr, Hyannis; Jeff Trundy, Falmouth


John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of
Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 


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