Updated July 17 2008

2008 American CPL All-Star Team Announced

The CPL American All-Star Team was announced today.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Coastal Plain League announced today the roster for the 2008 American CPL All-Star Team. The Coastal Plain League’s tenth annual All-Star Game will be played at McCrary Park in Asheboro, N.C. on Tuesday, July 22nd.

The American Team features players from 11 CPL clubs (Asheboro, Columbia, Florence, Forest City, Gastonia, Outer Banks, Peninsula, Petersburg, Thomasville, Wilmington and Wilson), with the players being selected by head coaches and media representatives from all clubs. The American roster is comprised of 24 players, highlighted by four Player of the Week selections: second baseman Mike Alvarez (Week 4) and third baseman Kevin Mahoney (Week 2), as well as pitchers Steve Grife (Week 1) and Alex Fairweather (Week 5). 

The Asheboro Copperheads, in conjunction with the Coastal Plain League, will host the All-Star Game and festivities beginning on Monday, July 21st and running thru Tuesday, July 22nd. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. on July 22nd.

Below is the complete roster for the National CPL All-Star Team (starters are shown with an asterisk (*)).

Pos.  Name Team Ht.  Wt.  Yr. School Hometown

C Myckie Lugbauer* Florence 6-4 220 So. Maine Mahopac, N.Y.

C Blake Forsythe Thomasville 6-2 215 Fr. Tennessee Lakeland, Tenn.

1B Chris McGuinness* Thomasville 6-0 205 So. The Citadel Charleston, S.C.

1B Dusty Quattlebaum Outer Banks 6-2 215 Fr. N.C. State Boiling Springs, N.C.

2B Mike Alvarez*  Wilmington 6-0 160 Fr. Florida Gulf Coast West Palm Beach, Fla.

2B Daniel Wagner Asheboro 6-0 185 So. Belmont China Grove, N.C.

3B Kevin Mahoney* Forest City 6-0 208 Jr. Canisius Miller Place, N.Y.

3B Oliver Santos Columbia 5-11 180 Fr. USC-Salkehatchie Santo Domingo, D.R.

SS Barrett Kleinknect* Florence 6-0 190 So. Francis Marion Florence, S.C.

SS Chandler Snell Outer Banks 5-11 180 So. Ga. College & State Loganville, Ga.

OF Eddie Van Es* Peninsula 5-10 190 Jr. Tennesse Wesleyan Hampton, Va.

OF Jamie Walczak* Florence 6-2 190 Jr. Mercyhurst Painesville, Ohio

OF Wade Moore* Forest City 6-0 200 So. N.C. State Cleveland, N.C.

OF Kyle Behrendt Gastonia 6-1 185 So. Wofford Greenwood, S.C.

OF Blake Walker Florence 6-1 195 Jr. Texas Wesleyan Southlake, Texas

OF Anthony Gallas Peninsula 6-2 215 So. Kent State Strongsville, Ohio

RHP Steve Grife* Florence 6-0 177 RS-So. Mercyhurst Sheffield Lake, Ohio

RHP Tim Adleman Wilson 6-5 205 So. Georgetown Raleigh, N.C.

RHP David Walters Forest City 6-2 205 Jr. Francis Marion Clarksville, Md.

RHP Ryne Mantooth Wilson 6-4 178 RS-Jr. Austin Peay State Owensboro, Ky.

LHP Daniel Wood Petersburg 6-3 180 So. VMI Richmond, Va.

RHP Bryant Gaines Wilmington 6-6 250 RS-Fr. North Carolina Weddington, N.C.

RHP Jeremy Berg Florence 5-11 180 Jr. High Point Ventura, Calf.

LHP Alex Fairweather Asheboro 5-10 162 Jr. Catawba College Lenoir, N.C.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league, now in its twelfth season. Featuring 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, the CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats during the summer months. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com.

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