Updated July 16 2008

2008 CPL National All-Star Team Announced

The List of National Team All-Stars was released today.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Coastal Plain League announced today the roster for the 2008 National 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 National Team features players from 11 CPL clubs (Asheboro, Edenton, Fayetteville, Forest City, Gastonia, Martinsville, Peninsula, Petersburg, Thomasville, Wilmington and Wilson), with the players being selected by head coaches and media representatives from all clubs. The National roster is comprised of 24 players, highlighted by seven Player of the Week selections: first baseman Doug Kroll (Week 2), and outfielders Sonny Meade (Week 3), Brett Nommensen (Week 4), and C.J. Beatty (Week 6), as well as pitchers Luke Demko (Week 2 and 3), Justin Sarratt (Week 3, 4, and 6) and Kevin Moreland (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 Ty Boyles* Edenton 5-9 170 RS-So. Gardner-Webb Ararat, N.C.

C Ryan Query Asheboro 5-9 185 Jr. Catawba College Kannapolis, N.C.

1B Doug Kroll* Edenton 6-4 220 So. Oklahoma State South Jordan, Utah

1B Parker Bangs Fayetteville 6-4 210 RS-Fr. South Carolina Laurinburg, N.C.

2B Kevin Mailloux* Forest City 6-1 197 Jr. Canisius Tecunsen, Ontario

2B Matt Payton Peninsula 5-9 180 So. Western Kentucky Louisville, Ky.

3B Matt Sanders* Wilson 6-2 180 Jr. Clemson New Bern, N.C.

3B Greyson Schram Petersburg 6-0 190 So. Concord Stanley, N.C.

SS Jordan Petraitis* Forest City 6-3 210 Jr. Miami of Ohio Akron, Ohio

SS Connor Crumbliss Fayetteville 5-8 165 Jr. Emporia State Arkansas City, Kan.

OF Brett Nommensen* Edenton 5-11 190 Jr. Eastern Illinois Fox River Grove, Ill.

OF Bobby Leeper* Wilmington 6-1 178 So. UNC-Wilmington Raleigh, N.C.

OF Justin Parks* Wilson 6-0 190 Jr. West Virginia Columbus, Ohio

OF Daniel Ford Gastonia 6-0 200 Jr. Lenoir-Rhyne Lincolnton, N.C.

OF Sonny Meade Thomasville 6-5 220 Jr. The Citadel Summerville, S.C.

OF C.J. Beatty Thomasville 5-10 185 So. North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem, N.C.

RHP Justin Sarratt* Thomasville 5-10 175 So. Clemson Gaffney, S.C.

RHP Mike Piazza Martinsville 6-4 215 Jr. Florida Tech Port St. Lucie, Fla.

RHP Tyler Musselwhite Gastonia 6-4 210 Jr.  South Carolina Gainesville, Ga.

RHP Michael Park Thomasville 6-2 190 Fr. Mississippi Memphis, Tenn.

RHP Deck McGuire Peninsula 6-6 230 Fr. Georgia Tech Richmond, Va.

RHP Joe Key Edenton 6-4 225 RS-Jr. Angelo State Round Rock, Texas

RHP Luke Demko Edenton 6-7 250 Jr. Rhode Island Gilford, N.H.

RHP Kevin Moreland Peninsula 6-2 230 Jr. Christopher Newport Springfield, Va.

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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