2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Team Rosters Announced with Kyle Smith(Grimsley HS) and Taylor Sugg(Southern Guilford) ready to play



The Coastal Plain League announced today the rosters for the 2016 All-Star Game to be held in Fayetteville, N.C. at J.P. Riddle Stadium. This marks the 18th year the CPL has played an all-star game, with last year’s ending in a 4-4 tie between the East and the West.

Players are separated by division and will be competing in front over a large contingency of scouts as well as fans. Since the game is being played in the Fayetteville SwampDogs home ballpark, the East All-Stars will be the home team while the West All-Stars will serve as the visitors.

For the third straight year, the CPL will turn to its fans to select their favorite of five candidates for the East and West All-Star teams respectively. In the East, Chad Frazier (Wilson and Concord), Trey Vickers (Fayetteville and Wichita State), Devin Ruiz (Holly Springs and UNC Greensboro), Kyle McPherson (Peninsula and James Madison) and Chris Graham (Wilmington and UNC Greensboro) earned a spot on the final vote ballot. In the West, Jackson Mims (Gastonia and Charlotte), Ivan Acuna (Martinsville and Winston-Salem State), Jordan Wren (Lexington County and Georgia Southern), Ryan Colombo (Asheboro and Drury) and Daniel Sullivan (High Point-Thomasville and Gardner-Webb) were named finalists.

The Fan Final will take place over a 24-hour period from Tuesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. to Wednesday, July 6, at 3 p.m. Any votes cast after the 3 p.m. time period will not be counted. Once votes are tabulated, the Fan Final Vote winners will be announced and added to the official roster. Below you will see one additional DH/UTL spot empty, this is where the Fan’s Final Vote winners will be placed.

The team is comprised of players voted in by head coaches, broadcasters and media representatives from all 16 CPL teams. Of those, three were CPL Players of the Week during the first half of the season: reserve West starting catcher Zac Almond (Week three), East starting outfielder Will Shepherd (East week four) and West starting outfielder Jameson Hannah (Week Five).

The West will be led by four of the top five hitters by batting average in the league with Brett Auckland of Lexington County leading the way with a .444 average through 20 games played. The junior out of Presbyterian has been a force for the Blowfish all year having notched four doubles and three home runs to go along with 16 RBI, 49 total bases and a .605 slugging percentage. He is joined in the top five of batting average by Carson Jackson (HP-Thomasville / High Point), Logan Moody (Savannah / Georgia) and Jameson Hannah (Savannah / Dallas Baptist.)

On the mound the West will be led by Brady Feigl of the Asheboro Copperheads as he will get the starting nod and pitch the first two innings on Monday. Feigl, a redshirt-freshman at Mississippi, currently holds a 2.08 ERA over four starts and five appearances with a 2-1 record and 21 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings pitcher for a .228 opponent’s batting average.

Meanwhile the East offense is dominated by power hitters, with two of the top three slugging percentages, and four of the top five in home run hitters all coming from the East. Both Alec Bohm (Wichita State) of Wilmington and Trey Hair (Evansville) of Edenton lead the league with eight home runs. Bohm also sits second in RBIs with 30, trailing his fellow East teammate Will Shepherd (Liberty) of the Peninsula Pilots who has 31.

Taking the mound as the starting pitcher in the East will be Mike Castellani of the Wilmington Sharks who currently leads the league in earned run average (1.97), innings pitched (45.2) and wins (6). In total the Bucknell junior has a 6-1 record over seven starts with 34 strikeouts and a .214 opponent’s batting average. Castellani will pitch the first two innings of Monday’s game while the remaining seven pitches on the East will pitch one inning each.

In addition to those players, the rosters are stocked full of talent elsewhere as well, including multiple other category leaders: Dillon Stewart, Holly Springs (.640 slugging pct), Brett Auckland, Lexington County (On-base pct.), T.J. Nichting, Asheboro (27 runs scored), T.J. Nichting, Asheboro (43 hits), T.J. Nichting, Asheboro (63 total bases), Mark Donadio, Wilmington (21 walks), David Marriggi, Fayetteville (.188 opponent’s batting avg.), Connor Riley, Wilmington (59 batters struck out), Bryan Blanton, Asheboro (seven saves), David Marriggi, Fayetteville (16 hits allowed) and Steven Bower, High Point-Thomasville (six earned runs allowed).

In addition to the All-Star game, the Fayetteville SwampDogs and Coastal Plain League will host a fan fest with entertainment and home run derby on the night of Sunday July 10. Home Run Derby contestants will be announced later this week.

The game will be broadcast live on the Time Warner SportsChannel as well as streamed live online at www.coastalplain.com

The East versus West All-Star Game will take place the following night, Monday July 11, the full rosters can be found below, with exception of the pending Fan Final Vote player. Starters are noted by asterisks (*).

Coastal Plain League 2016 East All-Star Roster

Position	Name	Team	        Ht.	Wt.	School	       Yr.
C	*Hunter Dolshun	Fayetteville	6-1	245	Maryland-Baltimore County	Jr.
C	Franco Guardascione	Peninsula	6-0	210	Jacksonville	Jr.
1B	*Darien Carpenter	Peninsula	6-1	220	Virginia Commonwealth	Jr.
1B	Matt Lahn	Fayetteville	5-11	200	Lock Haven	Jr.
2B	*Trey Hair	Edenton	5’9	175	Evansville	Jr.
2B	Ryan Cox	Petersburg	6-1	180	Kutztown	Jr.
2B	Christian Campbell	Morehead City	6-2	185	Rutgers	Jr.
SS	*Cletis Avery	Wilmington	5-10	185	Presbyterian	Jr.
SS	Cole Austin	Peninsula	6’1	220	West Virginia	Jr.
3B	*Alec Bohm	Wilmington	6-5	230	Wichita State	Fr.
3B	Cameron Balego	Wilson	6-0	200	Mercyhurst	Jr.
DH/UTL	*Kurt Sinnen	Peninsula	5-11	200	Old Dominion	Jr.
DH/UTL	Bobby Schuman	Edenton	6-3	210	CSU-Northridge	RS-Jr.
DH/UTL	TBD by Fan Final Vote					
OF	*Will Shepherd	Peninsula	5-10	195	Liberty	Jr.
OF	*Tyler Weyenburg	Morehead City	5-9	175	Presbyterian	Jr.
OF	*James Latona	Wilson	6’1	195	Mercyhurst	Jr.
OF	Mark Donadio	Wilmington	6-0	195	Fordham	Jr.
OF	Richard Cunningham	Edenton	5-10	185	Baylor	RS-Fr.
OF	Dillon Stewart	Holly Springs	6-1	200	UNC Greensboro	Jr.
OF	CJ Ballard	Wilson	6-0	185	Georgia Southern	Fr.
LHP	*Mike Castallani	Wilmington	6-4	185	Bucknell	Jr.
RHP	Luke Watts	Morehead City	6-3	220	Appalachian State	So.
RHP	Perry DellaValle	Edenton	6-0	185	Seton Hill	So.
RHP	Jake Lewis	Wilson	6-2	205	UNC Greensboro	Fr.
RHP	Ryan Kelly	Wilmington	6-4	210	Saint Joseph’s	Jr.
LHP	Devin Hemmerick	Peninsula	6-2	190	Norfolk State	Jr.
LHP	David Marriggi	Fayetteville	5-9	160	Towson	So.
RHP	Connor Riley	Wilmington	5-11	190	USC Aiken	Jr.

Coastal Plain League 2016 West All-Star Roster

Position	Name	Team	        Ht.	Wt.	School	        Yr.
C	*Zachary Almond	HP-Thomasville	6-3	205	Catawba	So.
C	Adan Ordonez	Forest City	5-8	170	North Carolina A&T	So.
1B	*Logan Moody	Savannah	6-3	205	Georgia	Fr.
1B	Collin Fleischer	Martinsville	6-2	220	Virginia Military Institute	So.
2B	*Zachary Files	Florence	6-3	210	Florida International	Jr.
2B	Joshua Smith	Martinsville	5-11	180	Grand Valley State	So.
SS	*Colin Rosenbaum	Asheboro	6-0	180	Belmont Abbey	So.
SS	Adam Renwick	Lexington County	6-2	180	Clemson	So.
3B	*Connor Lind	Asheboro	6-0	210	Northwestern	So.
3B	Matt Simmons	Gastonia	6-1	215	Gardner-Webb	Jr.
DH/UTL	*Carson Jackson	HP-Thomasville	6-1	215	High Point	So.
DH/UTL	Clay Dungan	Savannah	6-0	180	Indiana State	Fr.
DH/UTL	TBD by Fan Final Vote					
OF	*Brett Auckland	Lexington County	5-8	185	Presbyterian	Jr.
OF	*T.J. Nichting	Asheboro	5-11	185	Charlotte	Jr.
OF	*Jameson Hannah	Savannah	5-10	185	Dallas Baptist	Fr.
OF	Clint Hardy	Savannah	6-1	215	Augusta	Jr.
OF	Kyle Smith	Asheboro	6-0	190	Catawba	So.
OF	Brad Jarreau	High Point-Thomasville	5-10	185	Middle Tennessee State	Jr.***********
OF	Chris Singleton	Lexington County	6-1	175	Charleston Southern	So.
OF	Reece Hampton	Florence		170	Charlotte	Fr.
RHP	*Brady Feigl	Asheboro	6-4	220	Mississippi	RS-Fr.
LHP	Steven Bower	HP-Thomasville	6-2	225	North Georgia	Fr.
RHP	Beau Sulser	Savannah	6-2	195	Dartmouth	Jr.
RHP	Ryan Hedrick	Lexington County	5-11	185	Presbyterian	So.
RHP	Chaz Miller	Forest City	6-0	185	Bluefield College	Jr.
RHP	Barrett Loseke	Gastonia	6-1	195	Arkansas	Fr.
RHP	Taylor Sugg	HP-Thomasville	6-2	170	North Carolina	Fr.****************
RHP	Bryan Blanton	Asheboro	5-11	190	Catawba	So.