The California League and the Carolina League announced their 2012 All-Star Game rosters Monday in advance of the 2012 California-Carolina League All-Star Game, which will take place inside BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem Tuesday, June 19. A panel comprised of the league's general managers, skippers and media members voted for this year's participants.
The Carolina League All-Stars will play under the watch of the Winston-Salem Dash's coaching staff. First-year skipper Tommy Thompson will be the team's manager. Pitching coach J.R. Perdew, hitting coach Gary Ward and trainer Cory Barton will join Thompson. Lake Elsinore's coaching staff, led by hitting coach David Newhan, will represent the California League.
All eight Carolina League clubs and 10 California League teams have at least one representative. Four squads-Bakersfield, High Desert, Lake Elsinore and Lynchburg-have a game-high five All-Stars.
This is the 16th California-Carolina League All-Star Game, and the California League leads the all-time series 8-7. The Carolina League has not won since 2008.
BB&T Ballpark will host the Midsummer Classic for the first time. This is the seventh All-Star Game in Winston-Salem history, the most recent coming back in 1993.
Gates open at 3:30 p.m. for batting practice for both leagues. At 6 p.m., select All-Stars will take part in the 2012 Home Run Derby, sponsored by United Airlines. First pitch for the California-Carolina League All-Star Game is set for 7:15 p.m.
The Carolina League roster is available on page two of this press release, while the California League roster can be found on page three.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the 2012 California-Carolina League All-Star Game. For more information or to purchase your seats, visit wsdash.com or call the Dash at (336) 714-2287.
For fans who cannot make it to BB&T Ballpark, audio coverage begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday on wsdash.com. Dash broadcasters Brian Boesch and Mike Lefko will chat with 2012 All-Stars, update the Home Run Derby and call the All-Star Game. The Dash's twitter account (@WSDashBaseball) will also feature in-game updates throughout the game.
CAROLINA LEAGUE ROSTER
Shawn Armstrong, Carolina Mudcats
Cody Buckel, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Dylan Bundy, Frederick Keys
J.R. Graham, Lynchburg Hillcats
Matt Heidenreich, Winston-Salem Dash
Kyle Hendricks, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Randy Henry, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Sugar Ray Marimon, Wilmington Blue Rocks
Mike Olmsted, Salem Red Sox
Yordano Ventura, Wilmington Blue Rocks
*David Freitas, Potomac Nationals
Braeden Schlehuber, Lynchburg Hillcats
*1B-Travis Shaw, Salem Red Sox
*2B-Tommy La Stella, Lynchburg Hillcats
*SS-Xander Bogaerts, Salem Red Sox
*3B-Ty Kelly, Frederick Keys
Nick Ahmed, Lynchburg Hillcats
Chris Garcia, Lynchburg Hillcats
*Jackie Bradley, Jr., Salem Red Sox
*Michael Earley, Winston-Salem Dash
*Brady Shoemaker, Winston-Salem Dash
Jeremy Nowak, Frederick Keys
*Jeremie Tice, Carolina Mudcats
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE ROSTER
Christian Bergmann, Modesto Nuts
Andrew Chafin, Visalia Rawhide
#Tony Cingrani, Bakersfield Blaze
Bobby Doran, Lancaster JetHawks
#David Holmberg, Visalia Rawhide
Tyler Matzek, Modesto Nuts
Brian Pearl, Bakersfield Blaze
Kevin Quackenbush, Lake Elsinore Storm
*Donn Roach, Lake Elsinore Storm
Chad Rogers, Bakersfield Blaze
Jack Snodgrass, San Jose Giants
Raywilly Gomez, Visalia Rawhide
*John Hicks, High Desert Mavericks
#Jack Marder, High Desert Mavericks
*Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield Blaze
Miles Head, Stockton Ports
#Donald Lutz, Bakersfield Blaze
Brad Miller, High Desert Mavericks
*Chris Owings, Visalia Rawhide
*CJ Retherford, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
*Stefen Romero, High Desert Mavericks
Cory Spangenberg, Lake Elsinore Storm
#Corey Dickerson, Modesto Nuts
Rymer Liriano, Lake Elsinore Storm
Julio Morban, High Desert Mavericks
*Rico Noel, Lake Elsinore Storm
*George Springer, Lancaster JetHawks
Travis Witherspoon, Inland Empire 66ers
* - In starting lineup
# - Will not participate due to injury or promotion
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