SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. – The participants for the 2013 Friendly’s Cape League All-Star game were unveiled Saturday morning, July 20, at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. Cape Cod Baseball League Commissioner Paul Galop announced the two 25-man rosters, which were chosen by the managers of the 10 Cape League teams. Players from all 10 Cape League clubs will be represented.
Earning the starting nods were Harwich’s Aaron Bummer (Nebraska) and Bourne’s Jaron Long (Ohio State), who have lead the league in pitching this summer. Bummer has won four games and has a 0.84 ERA in 32 innings of work for the Mariners, while Long, already a Cape League veteran after spending last summer with Bourne, is 5-0 for the Braves this year and a league-low 0.32 ERA. Long will also have a familiar face working with him across the dish, with teammate Max Pentecost (Kennesaw State) selected to start behind the plate.
Falmouth, whose lineup continually leads the league in hitting, is heavily represented with six of its seven selections starting for the West. Kevin Cron (TCU), Leon Byrd (Rice), and Kevin Newman (Arizona) will hold court in the infield, while teammates Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State) and Dylan Davis (Oregon State) take up positions in the outfield, and Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State) will be the starting designated hitter.
Y-D’s Alex Blandino (Stanford) earns his second trip to the All-Star game after playing in the Cape League's 2012 midsummer classic. He’ll be joined by Brewster’s Trevor Mitsui (Washington), Chatham’s Dante Flores (USC), and Harwich’s Brandon Cogswell (Virginia) in the infield.
The managers with the two best records from the 2012 regular season will lead their respective division. Mike Roberts (Cotuit) will manage the West and Steve Englert (Harwich) will manage the East, with the eight other managers rounding out the coaching staffs.
The game will be preceded by the Home Run Hitting Contest, which is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. Aaron Brown (Pepperdine) from Brewster, JD Davis (Cal. State Fullerton) from Chatham and Chris Marconcini (Duke) from Orleans will represent the East in the contest, while Jeff Schalk (UAB) of Bourne, Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State) of Falmouth and Skyler Ewing (Rice) of Hyannis will represent the West. Another player from each division will be selected by the commissioner and deputy commissioner prior to the event.
The 2013 Friendly’s Cape League All-Star game will be played Saturday, July 27 at Red Wilson Field (home of the Y-D Red Sox). Tickets are available at all 10 Cape League fields. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on Fox College Sports (which can be seen on Comcast Channel 262 and DirecTV Channel 623). The game can be heard on WCAI Cape and Islands NPR Station (90.1, 91.1, 94.3 FM).
Note: There are a few changes in the lineup since the rosters were released Saturday. Ewing of Hyannis has replaced Yale Rosen of Cotuit in the Home Run Hitting Contest, and Trace Dempsey of the Bourne Braves is now a reserve for the West in the All-Star game, replacing Patrick Corbett of Cotuit.
Eastern Division All-Stars
No. Pos. Name Team B/T Hometown Class School
20 1B Trevor Mitsui, Brewster, R/R, Lynnwood, Wash., Junior, Washington
3 2B Dante Flores, Chatham, L/R, Norwalk, Calif., Junior, USC
14 SS Branden Cogswell, Harwich, L/R, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Sophomore, Virginia
5 3B Alex Blandino, Y-D, R/R, Palo Alto, Calif., Sophomore, Stanford
38 LF Derek Fisher, Harwich, L/R, Rexmont, Pa., Sophomore, Virginia
5 CF Scott Heineman, Brewster, R/R, Pacific Palisades, Calif., Junior, Oregon
24 RF Boo Vazquez, Brewster, L/R, Youngstown, Ohio, Junior, Pittsburgh
19 C Connor Joe, Chatham, R/R, Poway, Calif., Junior, San Diego
5 DH Ian Happ, Harwich, S/R, Pittsburgh, Freshman, Cincinnati
28 P Aaron Bummer, Harwich, L/L, Frisco, Texas, Sophomore, Nebraska
12 INF Ross Kivett, Orleans, R/R, Broadview Heights, Ohio, Senior, Kansas St.
42 INF JD Davis, Chatham, R/R, Elk Grove, Calif., Junior, Cal. State Fullerton
30 INF Cole Peragine, Y-D, S/R, Belle Ewart, Ontario, Sophomore, Stony Brook
42 OF DJ Stewart, Y-D, L/R, Yulee, Fla., Freshman, Florida State
8 OF Jordan Luplow, Orleans, R/R, Clovis, Calif., Junior, Fresno State
25 OF Andrew Daniel, Y-D, R/R, San Diego, Sophomore, San Diego
27 C Wayne Taylor, Y-D, L/R, Houston, Sophomore, Stanford
26 P Justin Kamplain, Brewster, R/L, Maylene, Ala., Junior, Alabama
30 P Chandler Shepherd, Harwich, R/R, Louisa, Ky., Sophomore, Kentucky
31 P Jalen Beeks, Harwich, L/L, Prairie Grove, Ark., Sophomore, Arkansas
11 P James Kaprielian, Y-D, R/R, Tustin, Calif., Freshman, UCLA
40 P Dan Savas, Y-D, R/R, Rosemont, Ill., Senior, Illinois State
36 P Matt Gage, Chatham, L/L, Johnstown, N.Y., Junior, Siena
17 P Trent Szkutnik, Orleans, R/L, Temperance, Mich., Junior, Michigan
14 P Matt Troupe, Orleans, R/R, Northridge, Calif., Junior, Arizona
Home Run Hitting Contest
16 Aaron Brown, Brewster, L/L, West Hills, Calif., Sophomore, Pepperdine
42 JD Davis, Chatham, R/R, Elk Grove, Calif., Junior, Cal. State Fullerton
33 Chris Marconcini, Orleans, L/L, Brentwood, Tenn., Senior. Duke
Steve Englert, Manager, Harwich Mariners
John Altobelli, Assistant Manager, Brewster Whitecaps
Kelly Nicholson, Assistant Manager, Orleans Firebirds
Scott Pickler, Assistant Manager, Y-D Red Sox
John Schiffner, Assistant Manager, Chatham Anglers
Western Division All-Stars
No. Pos. Name Team B/T Hometown Class School
31 1B Kevin Cron, Falmouth, R/R, Phoenix, Junior, TCU
11 2B Leon Byrd, Falmouth, S/R, Cypress, Texas, Sophomore, Rice
2 SS Kevin Newman, Falmouth, R/R, Poway, Calif., Sophomore, Arizona
17 3B Austin Slater, Hyannis, R/R, Jacksonville, Fla., Junior, Stanford
13 LF Rhys Hoskins, Falmouth, R/R, Sacramento, Calif., Sophomore, Sacramento St.
15 CF Jake Fincher, Cotuit, R/R, Charlotte, N.C., Sophomore, N.C. State
41 RF Dylan Davis, Falmouth, R/R, Redmond, Wash., Freshman, Oregon State
12 C Max Pentecost, Bourne, R/R, Winder, Ga., Sophomore, Kennesaw State
33 DH Casey Gillaspie, Falmouth, S/L, Omaha, Neb., Junior, Wichita State
5 P Jaron Long, Bourne, R/R, Scottsdale, Ariz., Sophomore, Ohio St.
10 INF Tino Lipson, Wareham, L/R, El Cerrito, Calif., Senior, Cal-Davis
2 INF Tim Caputo, Bourne, R/R, Greenlawn, N.Y., Sophomore, Rhode Island
50 INF Ethan Gross, Wareham, R/R, Mount Julier, Tenn., Senior, Memphis
11 OF Cole Sturgeon, Wareham, L/L, Owensboro, Ky., Senior, Louisville
19 OF Clint Freeman, Bourne, L/L, Jonesborough, Tenn., Junior, E. Tennessee St.
8 OF Rhett Wiseman, Cotuit, L/R, Mansfield, Mass., Sophomore, Vanderbilt
38 C Skyler Ewing, Hyannis, R/R, Arlington, Texas, Junior, Rice
36 P Eric Eck, Hyannis, R/R, Buford, Ga., Senior, Wofford
6 P Trace Dempsey, Bourne, R/R, Huntington, WVa., Sophomore, Ohio St.
34 P Bradley Roney, Wareham, R/R, Wetumpka, Ala., Junior, Southern Miss
21 P Kyle Freeland, Hyannis, L/L, Denver, Junior, Evansville
4 P Brandon Magallones, Falmouth, R/R, Manhattan, Ill., Junior, Northwestern
30 P Ryan Kellogg, Bourne, R/L, Whitby, Ontario, Freshman, Arizona St.
43 P Jared Walsh, Cotuit, L/L, Duluth, Ga., Junior, Georgia
7 P Sarkis Ohanian, Hyannis, R/R, Boynton Beach, Fla., Junior, Duke
Home Run Hitting Contest
19 Jeff Schalk, Bourne, L/R, Wheaton, Ill., Junior, Alabama Birmingham
33 Casey Gillaspie, Falmouth, S/L, Omaha, Neb., Junior, Wichita State
38 Skyler Ewing, Hyannis, R/R, Arlington, Texas, Junior, Rice
Mike Roberts, Manager, Cotuit Kettleers
Cooper Farris, Assistant Manager, Wareham Gatemen
Chad Gassman, Assistant Manager, Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Harvey Shapiro, Assistant Manager, Bourne Braves
Jeff Trundy, Assistant Manager, Falmouth Commodores