The Coastal Plain League 2005 All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game was hosted by the Wilson Tobs on July 18th and 19th at Historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson, N.C.
The CPL All-Star Game festivities lasted two days and featured a Fan Fest on the night before the All-Star Game. The Fan Fest included a Home Run Derby and VIP reception at the North Carolina Baseball Museum. The league’s annual All-Star Luncheon and All-Star Game took place the following day. The game was won 5-3 by the National All-Stars over the American All-Stars.
A special post-game fireworks show followed the All-Star game, and there will be several opportunities for fans to interact with the All-Stars during the two-day event.
Rawlings Offensive Player of the 2005 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game:
Kevin Reynolds (Quincy) Edenton Steamers
Reynolds was voted by various members of the media that attended the 2005 CPL All-Star Game to be named the Rawlings Offensive Player of the CPL All-Star Game. A member of the Edenton Steamers, Reynolds played for the National CPL All-Star team as a leftfielder. On the night, he went 3-for-4 at the plate, scored two runs, as well as grabbing an RBI. In the top of the ninth and the game tied at 3-3, Reynolds singled to left, driving in Spencer Steedly for the go-ahead run and eventual game winner. Reynolds also finished the night with three stolen bases.
Rawlings Defensive Player of the 2005 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game:
Kenny Smith (UNC-Wilmington) Gastonia Grizzlies
Smith was voted by various members of the media that attended the 2005 CPL All-Star Game to be named the Rawlings Defensive Player of the CPL All-Star Game. A member of the Gastonia Grizzlies, Smith also played for the National CPL All-Star team, but as a shortstop. Defensively, Smith came away with two putouts and four assists, and made a spectagular grab to force an out for the National squad. On the offensive side, he went 1-for-2 on the night.