2007 All-Star Game

The Coastal Plain League 2007 All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game was hosted by the Columbia Blowfish on July 16th and 17th at Capital City Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

The two-day event featured a Fan Fest on the night before the All-Star Game, highlighted by a All-Star Home Run Derby. The league’s annual All-Star luncheon and All-Star Game took place the following day. There were several opportunities for fans to interact with the All-Stars during the event. The game was won 9-3 by the National Stars over the American Stars.

Boxscore & Play-by-Play

2007 Home Run Derby Rules:
– Three Rounds, Eight (8) outs per round
– Eight (8) Hitters per All-Star Team
– Either a Home Run or it’s an Out
– Can use aluminum bats for two (2) outs per round
– Home runs with wood = 3 points
– Home runs with aluminum = 1 point

Round 1: Eight (8) hitters from the National and Eight (8) from the American
– Top three (3) hitters from both clubs advance to next round

Round 2: Three (3) hitters from the National and Three (3) from the American
– Top one (1) hitter from both clubs advances to final round

Round 3 (Championship Round): Top hitters from the National and American teams
– Hitter with the most total points in round three from all three rounds combined is crowned Champion

National All-Star Participants:
1) Richard Jones, Thomasville
2) Rob Lyerly, Asheboro
3) Rich Poythress, Thomasville
4) Kevin Mattison, Edenton
5) Chris Swauger, Thomasville
6) *Eddie Van Es, Peninsula
7) Kyle Bowley, Spartanburg
8) Kyle Roller, Thomasville
*Ryan Bohanon of Outer Banks was replaced by Van Es due to an injury

American All-Star Participants:
1) Christian Rosa, Florence
2) Frank Pesanello, Petersburg
3) Stephen Batts, Wilmington
4) Jason Morales, Fayetteville
5) Mike Lyon, Petersburg
6) Jerry Sands, Wilson
7) Tim Alberts, Spartanburg
8) Justin Greene, Columbia

2007 Home Run Derby Champion: Frank Pesanello, Petersburg