The WCCBL announced plans to host its first All-Star gala Tuesday, July 11 at Wenatchee. The league’s All-Star teams will be split into East and West squads and feature the WCCBL’s top prospects. The East will showcase stars from the host and WCCBL defending champion Wenatchee AppleSox, Kelowna Falcons, Spokane RiverHawks and expansion Moses Lake Pirates. The West team will feature prospects from the Aloha Knights, Bellingham Bells, Bend Elks and Kitsap BlueJackets.
WCCBL Coach of the Year Ed Knaggs of Wenatchee will skipper the East squad and Dale Stebbins of the Aloha Knights will manage the West team.
Paul Thomas Field will open its gates at 3 pm. Fans are invited to enjoy batting practice, an autograph session and a pre-game home run hitting contest. The game is scheduled to start at 7 pm. Area professional scouts will choose the game’s MVP.
In other league news, the WCCBL announced its 2006 post-season format. Like in its inaugural season, the WCCBL’s first and second place teams will square off in a best-of-three championship series. The WCCBL 42-game regular season concludes Sunday, August 6. The opening championship series game will be hosted Tuesday, August 8 by the league’s second place team. Games two and three are scheduled for Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 (if necessary) at the league’s first place club.
The WCCBL is dedicated to player development, player exposure and to providing affordable summer entertainment to its member communities.