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Get to know your 2013 Friendly's Cape League West All-Stars

Name: Rhys Hoskins   College: Sacramento State

Cape Team: Falmouth Position: OF
 
On ASG selection:
“It was definitely an honor.”
 
Host family:
Cheryl and Beth Brennan
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Do the same thing in the batter's box before every at-bat and in the on-deck circle.”
 
Sports icon:
“Torii Hunter (Minnesota Twins, now Detroit Tigers), love the way he has fun while playing the game, and Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants), greatest hitter I’ve ever watched.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“World Series Game 1, 2012, Giants win! That and receiving a college scholarship.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Play in the MLB
2. Get my college degree
3. Hit for the cycle
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Just because you’re 0-8 doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with your swing.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Respect the game, it will reward you.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Consistency and patience.”
 
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Name: Casey Gillaspie   College: Wichita State
 
Cape Team: Falmouth    Position: 1B / OF
 
On ASG selection:
“I thought it was pretty neat, excited for the opportunity to play. I screamed like a little girl in the auditorium.”
 
Host family:
Bill and Julie Matta
 
Baseball superstitions:
None
 
Sports icon:
“Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), he has the most beautiful hands on the planet.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“Derek Jeter’s game saving cutoff play at the plate, and watching Kevin Cron play on the Cape this year.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Play in the big leagues
2. Cure cancer
3. Impact people through baseball
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Every day is a new day
 
Advice to young players:
 “Keep grindin’, kid.”
 
Keys to success: 
Positive attitudes and showing up to the park every day with a smile.
 
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Name: Brandon Mallagones   College: Northwestern 
 
Cape Team: Falmouth              Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
"I was really happy and excited when I found out. It feels good knowing that I did fairly well against so many great players here in the Cape."
 
Host family:
Kevin Kelly
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Yes. I do the same routine, dress the same way in the same order.”
 
Sports icon?
“Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) because he is a great player and leader and he’s accomplished so much at the highest level.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“Watching Jeter get his 3,000th hit. Even though I am a pitcher, it was awesome to see a player that I admired for so long accomplish that feat. As a player, I threw a no-hitter with 12 Ks when I was in high school.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Get drafted
2. Finish my degree
3. Play in the big leagues
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Don’t ever stop learning.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Watch an learn the game from other people that are successful in the game and keep working hard.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Working hard and continuing to learn about every facet of the game. By doing those two things you can become more successful.”
 
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Name: Dylan Davis        College: Oregon State
 
Cape Team: Falmouth   Position: OF / RF
 
On ASG selection:
“I feel honored and very humbled to be selected. When I heard my reaction was joy because it was a goal of mine.”
 
Host family:
The Turners
 
Baseball superstitions:
“My pre-pitch routine.”
 
Sports icon:
"Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) because of the way he plays and his approach."
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“Watching Cal Ripken play, and playing in the College World Series with Oregon State.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Get my degree
2. Play in the big leagues
3. Start a nonprofit foundation
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Nothing is given, everything is earned so always work hard and give it your all.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Have fun and enjoy the experience.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Have fun, play hard, work hard, and always prepare the best you can.”
 
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Name: Kevin Cron        College: TCU 
 
Cape Team: Falmouth  Position: 1B
 
On ASG selection:
“It is truly an honor to be a Cape League All-Star. I am extremely blessed and humbled to be recognized alongside the best college baseball players in the country in such an unbelievable environment like the Cape League. To hear my name called alongside six of my Falmouth teammates was unbelievable and I am so proud and privileged to enjoy the All-Star experience with those guys.”
 
Host family:
Lisa, Eric, Justin and Amy Zmuda
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Wearing my same pants even though they have a huge tear down the leg.”
 
Sports icon:
“My dad because he has taught me everything I know about baseball and life. He has both played and coached at every level and I have learned not only how to be a better ball player, but a better man He has worked hard for everything he has done in life and baseball and I can only hope to one day be half the man he is.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“Winning the College Station Regional in the NCAA tournament my freshman year coming back from the losers' bracket.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Get drafted
2. Become a big leaguer
3. Get my degree from TCU
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Control the controllable. Don’t let the things you cannot control bring you down. Control what you can control: energy, effort and hustle. When you do that, the game will reward you.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Never lose sight of why you play the game. Enjoy being on the field and never let the struggles of the game steal the passion you feel for it. Respect the game, play hard.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Control the things you can control.”
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Name: Kevin Newman     College: Arizona
 
Cape Team: Falmouth     Position: SS
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s an honor to be selected to play with and against such talented players. I was very humbled and excited at the same time.”
 
Host family:
Staci Schvuster and Pedro Santos
 
Baseball superstitions:
“My view on superstition is hard work pays off.”
 
Sports icon:
“Derek Jeter, best shortstop in the MLB, class act on and off the field.”
 
Favorite baseball memory: 
 “As a player in high school, I made the 'Jeter Play' in the hole to end the game.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Win a national championship for Arizona
2. Get a college degree
3. Play in the big leagues
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
 “You must be a better player mentally rather than physically.”
 
Advice to young players:
 “Discipline and hard work will get you as far as you want to go.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Hard work discipline, and being coachable.”
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Name: Leon Byrd           College: Rice
 
Cape Team: Falmouth  Position: 2B
 
On ASG selection:
“It is definitely an honor to be selected to play in the All-Star game. To think about all of the great players to play in the game prior to me being in it, it’s just an awesome thought that I can be mentioned in the same category.”
 
Host family:
Scott and Robin Nickerson
 
Baseball superstitions:
“I always say a prayer during the national anthem.”
 
Sports icon:
“Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) because he is the complete professional.”
 
Favorite baseball memory: 
“As a player I don’t have any particular favorite memory, I just enjoy the opportunity to play the game I love.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years?
1. Get close to finishing my degree at Rice
2. Either on the verge of being in the big leagues or already there
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Be the same ball player you are in a good game, in a bad game.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Don’t take baseball for granted and play as much as humanly possible as you can.”
 
Keys to success: 
“To think positive, and stay even. Kill it in the good or bad games.”
 
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Name: Skyler Ewing     College: Rice 
 
Cape Team: Hyannis    Position: C/1B
 
On ASG selection:
“I feel honored to be a part of this year’s All-Star roster. When I heard my name called, I smiled and looked at my buddies.”
 
Host family:
The Wyse family
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Readjusting my batting gloves and fixing my cap.”
 
Sports icon: “Mike Napoli because I like the way he plays the game HARD plus he played for the Texas Rangers!”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
 “As a fan, either the 2006 College World Series when I first saw Rice play or the Rangers entire playoff runs. As a player, the Super Regionals at N.C. State or the C-USA walkoff in the championship by Keenan Cook.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Have a ranch, with everything – chickens, cattle, hogs, horses, etc.
2. Finish college and graduate with a history degree from Rice
3. Play pro baseball
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
 “Lay low, fly straight, relax and walk with confidence, work hard, just do it.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Work hard, watch the game, have fun, do it for the boys!, compete, do something to get better.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Your knowledge of failure and the ability to accept it, then using that to improve your game. A good attitude is essential to your game; it improves your odds and gives you the ability to gel with your teammates.”
 
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Name: Sarkis Ohanian       College: Duke
 
Cape Team: Hyannis          Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s an honor to be named an All-Star in such a league.”
 
Host family:
The Ellis’.
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Never step on the foul line.”
 
Sports icon:
Derek Jeter because he plays the game hard and is a role model off the field as well.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
 “As a fan, going to the World Series in 2001 at Yankee Stadium. As a player, going to the state tournament in high school.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Play in the MLB
2. Get my college degree
3. Own a house on the beach in South Florida
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Have a short-term memory.”
 
Advice to young players:
To work hard because that can overcome talent.”
 
Keys to success: 
Hard work and persistence.”
 
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Name: Austin Slater     College: Stanford
 
Cape Team: Hyannis   Position: 3B
 
On ASG selection:
It’s an unbelievable honor and I’m proud to be able to represent the Harbor Hawks and Stanford. 
 
Host family:
Tino DiGiovani and Terry
 
Baseball superstitions:
None.
 
Sports icon: 
Chipper Jones because he went to my high school and played for my Braves, and he was my favorite player growing up.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
I can’t pick one. I have so many. A bunch of them are from the annual baseball trip my dad and I would take to a different major league stadium.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Make it to the big leagues
2. Get my degree
3. Become a Major League Baseball All-Star
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
It’s a game, enjoy it.”
 
Advice to young players:
How hard you work is going to determine how far you go.”
 
Keys to success: 
Staying relaxed and maintaining concentration for every pitch.”
 
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Name: Kyle Freeland     College: Evansville
 
Cape Team: Hyannis     Position: LHP
 
On ASG selection:
"It’s an honor to be selected and a great accomplishment. My reaction was humble, but on the inside I was very excited."
 
Host family:
Bill and Priscilla Merritt
 
Baseball superstitions:
“I always put the letters 'TC' on the back of the mound before every one of my starts.”
 
Sports icon:
Justin Verlander because he dated Kate Upton and he is a gritty pitcher who understands the game of baseball.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
As a player, throwing a 1 hitter against Missouri State my freshman year, and as a fan, watching pros and trying to replicate what they did.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Go pro and live the life
2. Have a college degree in sports management
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Stay humble and keep your eye on the prize.”
 
Advice to young players:
Enjoy the game while you can because one day somebody will tell you that you can’t play it anymore.”
 
Keys to success: 
Pushing through adversity.”
 
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Name: Eric Eck               College: Wofford
 
Cape Team: Hyannis    Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
"It is a great honor to receive this honor in such a prestigious league. I got a smile on my face and felt good about accomplishing my personal goal of making the All-Star team."
 
Host family:
Mike, Debra, Michael, Julianne and Ryan Joyce.
 
Baseball superstitions:
None
 
Sports icon:
Jayson Werth because he has the best hair in the big leagues.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
 “As a fan, going to Braves games with my family when I was young and as a player, throwing 4 innings of no-hit ball against South Carolina in an 11-inning win.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Graduate from college
2. Be drafted
3. Reach the big leagues
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
 “Once the ball leaves your hand there is nothing you can do, so focus on every pitch and the aspects you can control.”
 
Advice to young players:
Talent only gets you so far. Players become great through hard work and perseverances, not natural ability. “
 
Keys to success: 
Confidence, focusing on what you can control, keeping your cool at all times, always having fun.”
 
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Name: Jared Walsh     College: Georgia
 
Cape Team: Cotuit      Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
"Very excited. Initially I was a temp. player, so I’m just happy and grateful." 
 
Host family:
The Casey family.
 
Baseball superstitions:
None.
 
Sports icon:
Hines Ward because he played hard, went to Georgia and was a Steeler.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
Hitting a home run and closing a game against Clemson.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Get a degree from college
2. Get drafted
3. Make it to the MLB
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Don’t complicate things. When you over think bad things happen.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Be humble. If you are good, people will know, you don’t have to tell them.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Have a good attitude, hard work, and most of all, enjoy the fact that you get to wake up and play baseball every day.”
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Name: Rhett Wiseman    College: Vanderbilt
 
Cape Team: Cotuit         Position: OF
 
On ASG selection:
“I am extremely fortunate to have been chosen as a 2013 Cape League All-Star. It is an honor that I do not take for granted and I cannot wait to attend!”
 
Host family:
“I am living with my family this summer.”
 
Baseball superstitions:
None
 
Sports icon:
Derek Jeter because he is a class act on and off the field, and has been for 20 years.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
The 2004 Red Sox World Series run, and setting the SEC record for wins this past collegiate season.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Get my college degree
2. Win the College World Series
3. Win the College World Series again
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Every pitch is a new at-bat; no at-bat is lost on just one pitch.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Be the best teammate you can be; work hard when nobody is watching.”
 
Keys to success: 
“Being a good teammate. If you are good to others and take care of their needs before your own, the rest will take care of itself.”
 
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Name: Jake Fincher     College: N.C. State
 
Cape Team: Cotuit      Position: OF/INF
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s an honor because of all the talent that makes this team and to be apart of a team like that. I was ecstatic about playing and a little surprised I was starting.”
 
Host family:
Lynn Burke
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Taping my wrists.”
 
Sports icon:
Derek Jeter because the way he approaches the game.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
Being the No. 1 top play on 'SportsCenter' and going to the College World Series.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Win a National Championship with N.C. State
2. Sign a professional contract
3. Create lifelong friends in baseball
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
From my dad – never take a day off and bust it all around the diamond every day!”
 
Advice to young players:
Start working out early and play hard baseball.”
 
Keys to success: 
Take risks and play hard.”
 
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Name: Bradley Roney   College: Southern Mississippi
 
Cape Team: Wareham   Position: 3B/P
 
On ASG selection:
"It is a great honor that someone though enough of me as a player to select me. I was shocked when I found out, just because of all the talent in this league."
 
Baseball superstitions:
“If I do something on a day we win, I do the exact same thing next game.”
 
Sports icon: 
Chipper Jones because he was my baseball hero growing up.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
Being at Bobby Cox’s last every game as a coach.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Be on another championship team
2. Go to the College World Series
3. Make a difference at my university
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received: 
Slow the game down.”
 
Advice to young players:
Never give up on something you love to do.”
 
Keys to success: 
Never play the game unless you are having fun doing it.”
 
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Name: Cole Sturgeon    College: Louisville
 
Cape Team: Wareham   Position: OF/LHP
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s a great honor. It will be fun to play with the best players in the country.”
 
Host family:
Jim Fogerty and Laura Sharpe.
 
Baseball superstitions:
None.
 
Sports icon: 
Michael Jordan because he’s the ultimate competitor.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
 “Winning the Super Regional.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Graduate
2. Play pro ball
3. Start my MBA
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Do what you love.”
 
Advice to young players:
Enjoy the game.”
 
Keys to success: 
Keep it as a game, have fun at heart.”
 
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Name: Ethan Gross        College: Memphis
 
Cape Team: Wareham  Position: SS
 
On ASG selection:
“It is a great honor to play with some of the best players in the country. I was excited when I found out I made the team.”
 
Host family:
The Tufts Family – Jeff, Paula, Jessica, Tim, Carla.
 
Baseball superstitions:
Adjusting my batting gloves multiple times before hitting.”
 
Sports icon: 
Derek Jeter because he plays the game the right way and I like his drive and approach.
 
Favorite baseball memory:
As a player, winning the Cape Cod championship last year, and as a fan, going to Braves games when I was younger.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Play in the MLB
2. Graduate from college
3. Win a championship at Memphis
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Always play hard, you never know if someone at the game has never seen you play before.”
 
Advice to young players:
Work hard and put in the work. Don’t take playing baseball for granted.”
 
Keys to success: 
Attitude, hard work, dedication and approach.”
 
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Name: Tino Lipson         College: UC Davis
 
Cape Team: Wareham   Position: IF/OF
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s definitely an honor and I’m very excited. When I found out I called my parents.”
 
Host family:
Linda, Jim and Tim Mickiernan
 
Baseball superstitions:
I always tap both my cleats and take a practice swing before each at bat.”
 
Sports icon:
David Eckstein. He played hard, was a winner and played above his size.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
“As a fan, it was getting Oakland A’s autographs at the Coliseum and as a player, getting the MVP Award of the Alaska All-Star game.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Get drafted
2. Graduate college
3. Make it to the big leagues
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Never make the second mistake because of the first one.”
 
Advice to young players:
Work hard and never give up.”
 
Keys to success: 
Staying relaxed, being confident and being positive.”
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Name: Trace Dempsey     College: Ohio State
 
Cape Team: Bourne         Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
“Absolute honor. I was shocked and ecstatic at the same time.”
 
Host family:
Dave and Colleen Inva of Plymouth
 
Baseball superstitions:
I always draw a cross with my grandfather’s initials in the mound every time I pitch.”
 
Sports icon: “I love Andy Pettitte because he’s done it the right way for so long.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
So far, getting selected to this game!”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Graduate
2. Get drafted
3. Get a job in the investment industry
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
“Control the things you can control.”
 
Advice to young players:
Have fun. It is still a game at all levels.”
 
Keys to success: 
Have fun, train hard and take care of your body.”
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Name: Tim Caputo      College: Rhode Island
 
Cape Team: Bourne    Position: IF
 
On ASG selection:
“I heard my name announce the morning of the MLB seminar and I was ecstatic. They talked about how much of an honor it is to be selected to play in the Cape Cod League and to be chosen to play among the best of the best is an honor and a privilege.”
 
Host family:
I’m living with Becky, Jeff, Nick and Haley Heyer.
 
Baseball superstitions:
During the course of a game I have to play with the dirt. You’ll see me with my head down for most of the game, guess I never got over playing in the dirt as a kid.”
 
Sports icon:
Derek Jeter because he’s such an inspiration on the field and off with everything he stands for and the way that he plays the game.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
I went to the College World Series in 2012 as a fan and I could only imagine what it felt like on the field because it was such a great experience in the stands. As a player, my last high school at-bat, I went deep to center and although we didn’t go out on top, I finished my high school career on good terms.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Receive my degree
2. Get drafted
3. Get into PT school (grad school)
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received: 
Have fun and play the game as you were taught as a kid.”
 
Advice to young players:
Always smile when you’re playing.”
 
Keys to success: 
Don’t let your head get in the way of your game. Baseball is 90 percent mental 50 percent of the time.”
 
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Name: Clinton Freeman     College: ETSU
 
Cape Team: Bourne            Position: OF /1B /P
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s a great honor, I have a lot of respect for the league I’m very happy that I made it, very privileged.”
 
Host family:
Julie Flannagan.
 
Baseball superstitions:
None.
 
Sports icon: 
Willis McGahee, because from college to professional ball I see how much of a team guy he is and what the sport means to him.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
As a fan, David Freeze’s home run against the Rangers in the 2011 World Series.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Show people a high average guy at a mid-major school can make it, besides what scouting reports say
2. Lead somebody I love to the Lord
3. Get my degree
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
 “Don’t make bad worse” and "control what you can control.”
 
Advice to young players:
“Failure taking the right way can be the road to success” and "work hard."
 
Keys to success: 
Learning how to deal with success as well as failure, the mental aspect, getting ready for games, staying with the plan you have each game, and not getting discouraged.”
 
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Name: Max Pentecost       College: Kennesaw State
 
Cape Team: Bourne          Position: C
 
On ASG selection:
“It is a great honor to be able to represent my team. I was very excited to get this opportunity.”
 
Host family:
Spehill family.
 
Baseball superstitions:
None.
 
Sports icon:
Buster Posey because he is an all-around athlete, and he is also from Georgia.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
Freshman year of college I hit a bases loaded double that led my team to the conference tournament championship game.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Get drafted
2. Graduate college
3. Live life to the fullest
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
My dad told me to always play your hardest and have fun. If you’re not having fun then you’re playing the wrong sport.”
 
Advice to young players:
Put all of your trust and faith into God and he will lead you in the right direction.”
 
Keys to success: 
Hard work, dedication and faith.”
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Name: Jaron Long      College: Ohio State 
 
Cape Team: Bourne    Position: RHP
 
On ASG selection:
“It is a true honor. There are TONS of great players and to be selected is awesome.”
 
Host family:
Harris Shenker
 
Baseball superstitions:
“I drink coffee at Starbucks the day I pitch.”
 
Sports icon: 
My dad is my sports icon because he shows me the game of baseball.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
My favorite baseball moment is getting the opportunity to play at Ohio State. As a fan it was the 2009 World Series when the Yankees won!”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Play professional baseball
2. Graduate from college
3. Win a Big Ten Title for baseball
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
To enjoy the game and opportunity to play because it goes by quickly.”
 
Advice to young players:
Don’t let people tell you that you are not good enough. Prove them wrong.”
 
Keys to success: 
Hard work, determination and confidence.”
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Name: Ryan Kellogg     College: Arizona State 
 
Cape Team: Bourne      Position: LHP
 
On ASG selection:
“It’s a huge honor to play in this game. There is a lot of history and tradition in the Cape and to be part of that is a privilege.”
 
Host family:
 The Currier family – Michelle, Brett and Tyler.
 
Baseball superstitions:
“Don’t step on the line.”
 
Sports icon:
Brian Wilson because he know how to have fun as well as being able to perform.”
 
Favorite baseball memory:
 “As a fan, meeting Roberto Alomar and as a player, pitching against the USA in South Korea with the Canadian Sunial National Team.”
 
What are three things you want to accomplish in the next five years? 
1. Get drafted
2. Get my degree
3. Play professional baseball
 
Best baseball advice you’ve ever received:
Play the game the right way, play hard and good things will happen.”
 
Advice to young players:
Work harder than everyone else.”
 
Keys to success: 
Good fundamentals, mental strength and a good work ethic.”