West Coast League president Dennis Koho announced the North and South rosters for the 2015 WCL All-Star Game presented by John Howie Restaurants scheduled for Monday, July 20 at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, Washington.
The defending champion Bells are hosting this season’s mid-summer classic and feature six players on the North roster. Bellingham leads the league’s West Division with a 20-10 record. The East Division-leading Kelowna Falcons (21-9) are the next most represented team on the North roster with 5 Falcons selected.
The league’s hottest club, the South Division-leading Bend Elks, placed the most players on the South ASG roster with 8. Bend’s 27-6 record is tops in the WCL.
The North will be managed by Jeff James of the Bellingham Bells and the South by Brooke Knight of the Corvallis Knights. The North club is made up of Bellingham, Kelowna, Victoria, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima Valley while the South team is composed of Bend, Corvallis, Cowlitz, Kitsap, Klamath Falls and Medford.
C- Bronson Larsen (BYU), Bellingham
C- Brandon Oliver (Cypress College), Kelowna
1B- Andrew Reichenbach (George Fox), Bellingham
1B- Max Carter (Cal State Bakersfield), Kelowna
2B- Parker Coss (UC Irvine), Walla Walla
SS- Dustin Breshears (Gonzaga), Bellingham
3B- Hunter Villanueva (Fresno Pacific), Kelowna
OF- Aaron Stoosma (Liberty), Bellingham
OF- Justin Flores (Cal State Monterey Bay), Kelowna
OF- Sheldon Liikala (Community Colleges of Spokane), Wenatchee
OF- Jace Van De Brake (Gonzaga), Yakima Valley
OF- Kyle Nixon (San Francisco), Walla Walla
P- Andrew Kemmerer (Central Arkansas), Bellingham
P- Justin Calomeni (Cal Poly), Bellingham
P- Dominic Topoozian (Fresno State), Victoria
P- Jayse Bannister (Holy Names), Kelowna
P- Hunter Wells (Gonzaga), Wenatchee
P- Darrion Simons (Yakima Valley CC), Yakima Valley
P- Wyatt Mills (Gonzaga), Yakima Valley
P- Easton Lucas (Pepperdine), Walla Walla
P- Micah Gorman (VMI), Walla Walla
C- Louis Wolf (Mt. Hood CC), Bend
C- Gunner Pollman (Sacramento State), Klamath Falls
1B- Jake Scudder (Iowa Western CC), Kitsap
1B- Louis Archibald (Lower Columbia College), Cowlitz
2B- West Tunnell (Baylor), Bend
SS- Cadyn Grenier (Bishop Gorman HS/Oregon State in 2016), Bend
3B- Tyler Davis (Northwest Nazarene), Bend
OF- Ryan Aquilar (Arizona), Cowlitz
OF- Dan Mayer (University of the Pacific), Medford
OF- Derron Davis (McCook CC), Medford
OF- Cooper Hummell (Portland), Bend
OF- Christian Cavaness (Lindenwood), Bend
P- Adam Cline (Columbia), Kitsap
P- Nate Simmons (St. Mary’s), Kitsap
P- Joe Balfour (Mt. Hood CC), Cowlitz
P- Lars Rider (Central Washington), Cowlitz
P- Callahan Neely (Linfield), Cowlitz
P- Slater Lee (Cal Poly), Corvallis
P- Patrick McGuff (Morehead State), Bend
P- Jordan Wilcox (Portland), Bend
P- Mickey Walker (McNary HS/St. Martin’s in 2016), Klamath Falls
Festivities on Monday, July 20th will kick off with a Home Run Derby starting at 5:30 p.m. First pitch for the All-Star Game will take place at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open to the general public at 4:30 p.m. and the first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive an All-Star Game logo baseball, presented by John Howie Restaurants. The game will be followed by a post-game awards ceremony and a fireworks show (provided local burn bans are lifted).
Former big league pitcher Jamie Moyer and Seattle Mariners director of amateur scouting Tom McNamara will attend the WCL All-Star Game and throw out cermonial first pitches. They will also speak to the all-star coaches and players at the WCL All-Star Game luncheon being held earlier in the day.
For more info on the 2015 All-Star Game and to get tickets, please visit: www.bellinghambells.com