2002 All-Star Game

The 2002 CPL All Star Game, sponsored by Home Depot, was held on July 10, 2002 at J.P. Riddle Stadium, home of the Fayetteville SwampDogs. There were two teams, the North CPL All-Stars (dressed in blue and gray) and the South CPL All-Stars (dressed in red and white). Each team featured a roster with 21 All-Star players.

The teams were split into two sides, the North and the South. The North team was comprised of players from Durham, Edenton, Outer Banks, Peninsula, Petersburg, and Wilson. Meanwhile, the South team featured players from Asheboro, Fayetteville, Florence, Gastonia, Thomasville, and Wilmington. Head coaches and media representatives from the clubs that made up each All-Star team voted on the All-Star players. Then, votes were tallied and the top players, by position, were selected to be All-Stars. Each team featured two players at every position, plus five pitchers.

Boxscore & Play-by-Play

North Team Roster

Daniel Pruitt 1B Outer Banks 5’10” 185 UNC-Ashville Durham, NC
John Berger 1B Durham 6’3″ 225 Duke Charlotte Harbor, FL
Bilal Omar 2B Edenton 5’8″ 170 Northern Illinois Rockford, IL
Adam Hargrave 2B Wilson 6’1″ 190 N.C. State Vancouver, WA
Anthony Buffone 3B Outer Banks 5’11” 190 Maryland Manalapan, NJ
Ty Rutledge 3B Wilson 6’1″ 190 East Carolina Wilmington, NC
Colin Cronin SS Edenton 5’11” 177 High Point East Providence, RI
Tony Mansolino SS Outer Banks 6’0″ 190 Vanderbilt Collierville, TN
Thomas Berkery DH Edenton 6’1″ 190 Mississippi St. Sarasota, FL
Doug Hehner UT Petersburg 6’2″ 195 Pace Howell, NJ
Michael Rucci C Outer Banks 5’10” 185 Rowan Clayton, NJ
Greg Stevens C Petersburg 6’0″ 190 Averett Ringgold, VA
Michael Reese OF Wilson 5’10” 190 Rollins College Orlando, FL
Marshall Hubbard OF Outer Banks 6’3″ 205 Willian & Mary Ashland, VA
Matt Cucurullo OF Petersburg 6’1″ 195 Manhatten College Valhalla, NY
Kyle Pope OF Edenton 6’0″ 190 South Carolina Florence, SC
Derek Griffith P Durham 6’6″ 205 Birmingham So. Arab, AL
Mike Urvalek P Edenton 6’4″ 180 Ithaca College Ballston Lake, NY
Chris Shaver P Peninsula 6’6″ 220 William & Mary Sydney, VA
Joey McLaughlin P Petersburg 6’0″ 175 Oklahoma City Sapulpa, OK
Tim Turner P Wilson 6’2″ 180 East TN State Marietta, GA


South Team Roster

Josh Archer 1B Florence 6’3″ 215 Middle TN St. Paris, TN
Josh Cotten 1B Gastonia 6’5″ 235 Campbell Fuquay-Varina, NC
Brandon Powell 2B Florence 5’11” 190 Coastal Carolina Johnsonville, SC
Sam Herbert 2B Thomasville 5’10” 180 Cal-Poly SLO Davis, CA
Matt Poulk 3B Wilmington 6’0″ 175 UNC-Wilmington Morehead City, NC
Chris England 3B Asheboro 6’0″ 190 Averett Forest,VA
Brandon Haygood SS Thomasville 5’11” 185 Louisiana Tech Bossier City, LA
Chad Cooper SS Fayetteville 6’0″ 175 Middle TN St. Picture Rocks, PA
Gabe Scott DH Gastonia 6’1″ 205 Alabama Charlotte, NC
Donald Dailey UT Asheboro 6’1″ 180 Davidson Shrewsbury, PA
Barry Gunther C Thomasville 5’11” 185 Louisiana Tech Bossier City, LA
Dennis Blackmon C Wilmington 6’2″ 185 Barton College Clayton, NC
Daryl Whitmer OF Asheboro 6’0″ 190 Maryland Waldorf, MD
Tolby Meyer OF Gastonia 6’0″ 195 Sterling College St. Genevieve, MO
Brian York OF Asheboro 6’1″ 195 Charlotte Midland, NC
Jeff Wilson OF Fayetteville 5’9″ 170 Indiana Tech Fayetteville, NC
Jaymie Russ P Gastonia 6’4″ 205 Belmont Abbey Concord, NC
Chris Coughlin P Wilmington 6’0″ 180 UNC-Wilmington Southport, NC
Josh Cribb P Florence 5’10” 175 Clemson Marion, SC
Steven Cook P Gastonia 6’5″ 200 UNC-Asheville Bryson City, NC
Jeff Moore P Fayetteville 6’0″ 185 UNC-Wilmington Asheville, NC