HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The Coastal Plain League announced today the rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game to be held in Holly Springs, N.C. at the North Main Athletic Complex July 9-10. This marks the 19th year the CPL has played an all-star game, with last year’s ending in a 4-3 win by the East All-Stars.

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

For the fourth 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, Anthony Maselli (Edenton / Boston College), Jayson Newman (Fayetteville / Cal State Northridge), Sam Griggs (Peninsula / Southern Indiana), Justin Dean (Wilmington / Lenoir-Rhyne) and Josh Ladowski (Wilson / North Carolina) earned a spot on the final vote ballot. In the West, Clark Brinkman (Asheboro / Creighton), Jackson Mims (Gastonia and Charlotte), Ike Freeman (HP-Thomasville / North Carolina), Zachary Spivey (Lexington County / Bethune-Cookman) and Zach Michalski (Martinsville / NC Central) were named finalists.

The vote will take place starting Monday, July 3 at 12 p.m. (noon) and run through Tuesday, July 4 at 12 p.m. (noon), with an announcement coming later that day.

On the mound to start for the East will be Will Hartsell of Morehead City who was also the starter for the CPL Select Team that beat the USA Collegiate National Team 10-0 earlier this month. The right-hander out of Charleston Southern holds a perfect 0.00 over 20 innings pitched to go along with 28 strikeouts and only three walks for a .186 batting average against.

For the West the starter will be Alec Bivins of Forest City and Mars Hill who holds a 2.42 ERA across three starts for a 3-0 record. The right-hander has struck out 23 while walking only three across 26 innings pitched to help the Owls to the First Half Championship.

The All-Star Event covers July 9-10 at the North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs, N.C. An All-Star Fan Fest with games, vendors, player autographs and more will be available to fans prior to the Home Run Derby on July 9. The CPL All-Star Game will take place on Monday, July 10 starting at 7 p.m.

All-Star Itinerary:

Sunday, July 9
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – All-Star FanFest
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Mascot Kickball Game
7:00 p.m. – All-Star Home Run Derby

Monday, July 10
7:00 p.m. – CPL All-Star Game

For information on tickets please visit www.salamandersbaseball.com or call them at 919-249-7322 today while tickets last.

The game will be broadcast live in over 25 million homes as well as be streamed on MLB.com via the CPL’s partnership with 7 Communications.

The East versus West All-Star Game will take place the following night, Monday July 10, the full rosters can be found below. Starters are noted by asterisks (*) and players that were named all-stars but are unable to attend are marked with a pound sign (#).


Coastal Plain League 2017 East All-Star Roster
Position Name Team Ht. Wt. School Yr.
C *Jason Agresti Edenton 6-2 215 Binghamton Jr.
C Drew Delsignore Peninsula 5-10 210 Mercyhurst Jr.
1B *Riley Knudsen Wilmington 6-3 200 College of Charleston Jr.
1B Shane Shepard Wilson 6-3 220 NC State Jr.
2B *Nick Podkul Morehead City 6’2 195 Notre Dame So.
2B Connor Kopach Edenton 6-0 1870 Southern Illinois RS-Jr.
SS *Austin LaFollette Holly Springs 6-0 170 UNC Wilmington RS-Fr.
SS Chandler Corley Morehead City 5’11 180 Armstrong State Jr.
3B *Jonathan Embry Peninsula 5-11 185 Liberty RS-Fr.
3B Zach Piazza Holly Springs 6-1 205 Limestone So.
DH/UTL *Matthew Schneider Peninsula 6-0 195 Mercyhurst So.
DH/UTL Drake McNamara Peninsula 6-2 210 Southern Indiana Jr.
OF *Jamie Battley Edenton 6-0 195 Illinois-Springfield RS-Jr.
OF *Billy Wilson Edenton 6-0 200 Loyola Marymount Jr.
OF *Austin Edgette Fayetteville 6’2 180 Bloomsburg Jr.
OF James Galazin Edenton 6-4 195 St. Johns Jr.
OF Jay Robinson Fayetteville 5-11 195 New Orleans Jr.
OF Cory Wood Holly Springs 5-9 170 Coastal Carolina Fr.
OF Luke Morgan Wilmington 6-3 190 College of Charleston Jr.
LHP *Will Hartsell Morehead City 5-11 185 Charleston Southern Jr.
LHP Carmen Giampetruzzi Edenton 6-3 220 Boston College Jr.
RHP Griffin McLarty Fayetteville 6-3 185 College of Charleston Fr.
LHP Zach Neff Fayetteville 6-0 180 Austin Peay Jr.
RHP Ben Gross Holly Springs 6-1 210 Princeton Jr.
RHP Collin Liberatore Peninsula 6-4 195 Pittsburgh RS-So.
LHP Colt Harlow Peninsula 5-10 170 James Madison Jr.
LHP Jonathan Jahn Wilmington 6-0 195 South Carolina Fr.


Coastal Plain League 2017 West All-Star Roster
Position Name Team Ht. Wt. School Yr.
C *Harris Yett Gastonia 6-0 205 Charlotte RS-So.
C Matthew Beaird Florence 6-0 195 Coastal Carolina Jr.
1B *Zach Jacobs Florence 6-4 210 Francis Marion So.
1B LJ Talley Savannah 6-3 210 Georgia So.
2B *Christian Hollie Savannah 6-0 190 UT-Arlington Jr.
2B Devon Ortiz Asheboro 6-0 185 USC Upstate RS-So.
2B Derek Perry Asheboro 5-8 200 Pfeiffer Jr.
SS *Masen Hibbeler Florence 6-0 185 Texas So.
SS Ryan Cox Gastonia 6-1 190 Kutztown Jr.
3B *Carson Jones Forest City 5-11 195 Lander So.
3B Davis Sims Martinsville 6-5 220 Murray State So.
DH/UTL *Seth Hoagland Forest City 6-1 205 Iona Jr.
DH/UTL John Cassala Savannah 5-10 185 Jacksonville So.
OF *Tyler Webb Florence 6-1 195 Memphis Jr.
OF *Connor Grant Forest City 6-3 185 North Greenville So.
OF *Logan Mattix Savannah 6-0 185 Georgia College Jr.
OF Christopher Chatfield Forest City 6-4 210 South Florida So.
OF Nick Guimbarda Lexington County 6-0 190 Presbyterian So.
OF Lee Sponseller/td> Martinsville 5-11 185 Ohio Dominican RS-Jr.
RHP *Alec Bivins Forest City 6-3 195 Mars Hill Jr.
RHP Devin Sweet Asheboro 5-10 195 NC Central Jr.
RHP Clay Young HP-Thomasville 5-11 175 Catawba Jr.
RHP Elliot Forde Savannah 6-1 200 Misericordia Jr.
RHP Joshua Vincent Martinsville 6-3 200 UConn-Avery Point So.
LHP John Micheal Stephens Florence 6-8 205 New Orleans Jr.
LHP Daniel Wiggins Gastonia 6-2 190 USC-Aiken Fr.
RHP Jason Goe HP-Thomasville 6-5 230 Morehead State So.