The Coastal Plain League 2012 All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game was hosted by the Wilson Tobs on July 22nd and 23rd at Historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson, N.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 will take place the following day.
2012 Home Run Derby Rules:
– Three Rounds, Eight (8) outs per round (round 1&2) / Ten (10) outs (round 3)
– Six (6) 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
– Points from every round rollover to the next round.
Round 1: Six (6) hitters from the American and Six (6) from the National
– Top three (3) hitters from both clubs advance to next round
Round 2: Two (2) hitters from the American and Two (2) from the National
– Top two (2) hitters, regardless of All-Star team, advance to final round
Round 3 (Championship Round): Top two hitters in derby thus far
– Hitter with the most total points after round three (points from rounds 1-3 combined) is crowned Champion
American All-Star Participants:
1) Alex Close (Liberty / Forest City Owls)
2) Jake Stone (Tennessee Wesleyan / Martinsville Mustangs)
3) Sal Giardina (Lynn / Fayetteville SwampDogs)
4) Aaron Preston (Presbyterian / Wilmington Sharks)
5) Sal Annunziata (Seton Hall / Morehead City Marlins)
6) Nathan Chong (Presbyterian / Forest City Owls)
National All-Star Participants:
1) Jason Kanzler (Buffalo / Edenton Steamers)
2) Greg Harrison (Furman / Thomasville HiToms)
3) Spencer Branigan (Pennsylvania / Edenton Steamers)
4) Hunter Ridge (UNC Wilmington / Asheboro Copperheads)
5) Michael Camporeale (Washington / Edenton Steamers)
6) Kyle Brandenburg (High Point / Thomasville HiToms)
2012 Home Run Derby Champion: Hunter Ridge (UNC Wilmington / Asheboro Copperheads)
2012 All-Star Releases:
Fan Fest – Sunday, July 22nd:
– Gates open – 5:00 p.m.
– Team workouts and autograph sessions
– CPL All-Star Home Run Derby – 6:30 p.m.
– Spare Change Concert – 8:10 p.m.
All-Star Game – Monday, July 23rd:
– Gates open – 5:30 p.m.
– First pitch – 7:05 p.m.
– Award Ceremony after the game