HOLLY SPRINGS, NC – The Coastal Plain League is excited to announce the 2023 All-CPL First and Second Teams. Each team features 30 players: one player per each infield position, six designated hitter/utility players, eight outfielders and 11 pitchers (a combination of starters and relievers). Teams were selected with input from CPL head coaches.

The team is highlighted by CPL Hitter of the Year Brandon Eike (Tri-City Chili Peppers) and Pitcher of the Year Trent Harris (Wilson Tobs). Additionally, five of the position players – Nadir Lewis, Michael Dolberry, Cooper Blauser, Josh Pigozzo and John Rittenhouse – were also honored as TrackMan Hitters of the Week during the season, while three pitchers – Hunter Stevens, Logan Wash and Daniel Thompson – were named as TrackMan Pitchers of the Week.

The Peninsula Pilots led the league with seven selections, followed by Lexington County, Morehead City and Forest City each with six. Wilmington and Martinsville followed with five apiece, while Wilson, Macon, Tri-City and High Point-Thomasville had four selections each. Holly Springs was next with three. Meanwhile, Asheboro, Boone and Florence rounded things out with two each.

Below is the complete list for the All-CPL First and Second Teams:


C – Ryan Ouzts (Lexington County / Presbyterian)
1B – Dylan Koontz (Forest City / Campbell)
2B – Joseph Mershon (Morehead City / Ohio State)
3B – Brandon Eike (Tri-City / VCU)
SS – Carter Dorighi (Martinsville / Butler)

DH/UTL – Will Verdung (HPThomasville / Southern Mississippi)
DH/UTL – Brady Jeffcoat (Forest City / Spartanburg Methodist)
DH/UTL – AJ Mendolia (Wilmington / Central Arkansas)
DH/UTL – Ryan Picollo (Holly Springs / St. Joseph’s)
DH/UTL – Will Butcher (Forest City / Charlotte)
DH/UTL – John-Reagan Freethy (Macon / Nevada)

OF – Dariyan Pendergrass (Lexington County / College of Charleston)
OF – Michael Dolberry (Tri-City / UNC Pembroke)
OF – Trent Youngblood (Morehead City / Transylvania)
OF – Austin Dearing (HPThomasville / State College of Florida)
OF – Antonio Brown (Macon / Mercer)
OF – Nadir Lewis (Boone / Princeton)
OF – Luke Nowak (Wilmington / East Carolina)
OF – Kane Kepley (HPThomasville / Liberty)

RHP – Trent Harris (Wilson / UNC Pembroke)
RHP – Brian Ereu (Peninsula / Univ. of Science & Art Oklahoma)
RHP – Dillon Moran (Martinsville / Embry-Riddle)
LHP – Zach Abbey (Tri-City / Florida Atlantic)
RHP – Shane Rademacher (Wilson / Chowan)
RHP – Daniel Thompson (Asheboro / UNC Greensboro)
RHP – CJ Czerwiński (Lexington County / James Madison)
LHP – Ty Bothwell (Morehead City / Indiana)
RHP – Reese Miller (Wilson / West Texas A&M)
LHP – Logan Wash (Macon / South Alabama)
RHP – Michael Caldon (Peninsula / Felician)


C – Ethan Krizen (Florence / Murray State)
1B – Joshua Kross (Holly Springs / Cincinnati)
2B – Cooper Blauser (Lexington County / Clemson)
3B – John-Boy Rittenhouse (Martinsville / Univ. of the Cumberlands)
SS – Mason Dunaway (Peninsula / James Madison)

DH/UTL – Cam Hassert (Wilmington / Villanova)
DH/UTL – Braylin Marine (Morehead City / Newberry College)
DH/UTL – Lucas Carmichael (Martinsville / William & Mary)
DH/UTL – Dylan Robertson (Florence / Missouri State)
DH/UTL – Christopher Martinez (Peninsula / Univ. of Science & Art Oklahoma)
DH/UTL – G. Allen (Forest City / Ouachita Baptist)

OF – Henry Garcia (Peninsula / Howard)
OF – Scott Mackiewicz (Wilson / Toledo)
OF – Danny Estrada (Tri-City / Frostburg State)
OF – Tyson Bass (Boone / NC Wesleyan)
OF – Ty Jackson (Lexington County / Florida A&M)
OF – Connor Powell (Wilmington / Belmont Abbey)
OF – Josh Pigozzo (Forest City / Southeastern)
OF – Adam Fallon (Martinsville / Bowling Green)

RHP – Maxwell Montplasir (Macon / Point Loma)
LHP – Win Scott (Asheboro / NC State)
RHP – Jonathan Jones (Forest City / Southeastern)
LHP – Dalton Barham (Peninsula / Norfolk State)
LHP – Michael Watson (Lexington County / Southwestern Assemblies of God)
RHP – Leo Giannoni (Holly Springs / Columbus State)
RHP – Sebastian Mejia (Morehead City / Texas – Rio Grande Valley)
RHP – Samuel Rochard (Peninsula / Tennessee Wesleyan)
LHP – Merritt Beeker (HPThomasville / Ball State)
RHP – Hunter Stevens (Morehead City / Mount Olive)
RHP – Ried Dittner (Wilmington / Longwood)

About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of 14 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 182 alums make their Major League debut. Most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Chris Taylor, Alec Bohm, Jake Cave, Chas McCormick and NFL Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.