Updated July 16 2009

Home Run Derby Participants Named



The Coastal Plain League announced today the 2009 CPL All-Star Game Home Run Derby participants for both the National and American All-Star teams. The 2009 CPL All-Star Game is in Wilmington, N.C. July 20-21.

Rules and the All-Stars participating are listed below:

2009 CPL All-Star Home Run Derby Rules

- Three Rounds, Eight (8) outs per round (round 1&2) / Ten (10) outs (round 3)
- 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
- Points from every round rollover to the next round.

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 two (2) hitters, regardless of All-Star team, advance to final round

Round 3: Top two hitters in derby thus far
- Hitter with most total points after round three (points from rounds 1-3 combined) is crowned Champion

National All-Star Participants:
1) Randolph Oduber (Gastonia Grizzlies and Western Oklahoma State)
2) Stewart Ijames (Thomasville HiToms and Louisville)
3) Greyson Schram (Gastonia Grizzlies and Concord University)
4) Phil Cerreto (Martinsville Mustangs and Longwood)
5) Gerard Hall (Edenton Steamers and Old Dominion)
6) Ronnie Shaban (Petersburg Generals and Virginia Tech)
7) Sam DiMatteo (Florence RedWolves and California of Pennsylvania)
8) Josh Whitaker (Outer Banks Daredevils and Kennesaw State)

American All-Star Participants:
1) Jake Magner (Edenton Steamers and North Dakota)
2) Adam Eggemeyer (Wilmington Sharks and SIU Edwardsville)
3) Barrett Kleinknecht (Florence RedWolves and Francis Marion)
4) Will Skinner (Forest City Owls and Middle Tennessee State)
5) Pratt Maynard (Forest City Owls and NC State)
6) Matt Skirving (Fayetteville SwampDogs and Eastern Michigan)
7) Chris Epps (Thomasville HiToms and Clemson)
8) Brendan Rowland (Fayetteville SwampDogs and Albany)

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league, now in its 13th season. Featuring 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, the CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats during the summer months. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com.


Justin Sellers


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