WCCBL president Ken Wilson announces East and West All-Star teams

WCCBL president Ken Wilson announced the league’s 2008 All-Star teams as voted on by East and West coaches. The East team, to be coached by 7th-year skipper Ed Knaggs of Wenatchee, features eight AppleSox including ace pitcher Steve Ames of Columbia Basin College. The sophomore right-hander from Vancouver, Washington leads the league in strikeouts with 40 and is tied for the league lead in wins with 5.

The West All-Star team, to be coached by rookie manager Brooke Knight of Corvallis, features eight selections from the Knights including junior-to be Logan Lotti at Oregon State. The outfielder from Chico, California is tied for the league lead in total bases with 48.

The league’s third annual All-Star event sponsored by Nike is scheduled for July 21-22 in Moses Lake, Washington. The WCCBL All-Star game is Tuesday, July 22 at Larson Field. Game time is 7:30 pm (gates will open early). Pre-game, fans are welcome to enjoy CAP’T JOE’S BBQ and watch batting practice, which will be followed by a homerun derby featuring a slugger from each team.

The All-Star game is being broadcast by CKFR AM 1150 out of Kelowna, British Columbia and picked up by other radio stations in WCCBL markets. Ryan Watters, the voice of the Kelowna Falcons, will call all the action.

EAST ALL-STARS

Pitchers:
Steve Ames, Wenatchee (Columbia Basin College)
A.J. Morris, Moses Lake (Kansas State)
Chris Vitus, Spokane (Mt. Hood CC)
Jake Hiatt, Spokane (Walla Walla CC)
Bryn Card, Kelowna (Univ. of Utah)
Greg Krause, Kelowna (Univ. of Utah)
Owen Jones, Wenatchee (Univ. of Portland)
Brian Albert, Wenatchee (Biola)
Cody Fassold, Wenatchee (Lower Columbia College)

Position Players:
C- *Greg Lagreid, Spokane (Washington State)
C- #Tyson Van Winkle, Spokane (Gonzaga)
C- Brett Nicholas, Kelowna (Gonzaga)
1B- Logan Boyd, Spokane (Oregon State)
INF- Aaron Headrick, Spokane (Skagit Valley CC)
INF- Chris Escobar, Wenatchee (Univ. of San Francisco)
INF- Colin Walsh, Kelowna (Stanford)
INF- Hawkins Gebbers, Wenatchee (Biola)
INF- Brandon Huerta, Moses Lake (Pomona-Pitzer)
INF- Stephen Hagen, Kelowna (Oregon State)
OF- Dale Yelovich, Moses Lake (Kansas State)
OF- Nick Freitas, Kelowna (Southern Utah)
OF- Jimmy Patterson, Wenatchee (Central Arizona College)

WEST ALL-STARS

Pitchers:
Jon Berger, Corvallis (San Diego State)
Eddie Orozco, Corvallis (UC Riverside)
Jared Eskew, Corvallis (Cal Poly)
CJ McClure, Bellingham (Gonzaga)
Jason Braun, Bend (Corban College)
Johnny Hirko, Bend (Western Oregon)
Tyrell Poggemeyer, Bellingham (Skagit Valley CC)
Ryan Platt, Corvallis (UC Riverside)
Taylor Starr, Corvallis (Oregon State)

Position Players:
C- Mike Chiarelli, Bellingham (Skagit Valley CC)
C- Max Kwan, Kitsap (Univ. of Washington)
1B- Bucky Aona, Kitsap (Southern Utah)
1B- Sean Halton, Bellingham (Lewis-Clark State College)
INF- David Bentrott, Bend (Univ. of Washington)
INF- *Adam Clear, Bend (Univ. of San Francisco)
INF- Brandon Decker, Kitsap (San Diego State)
INF- *Josh Hogan, Corvallis (Mt. Hood CC)
INF- Scott Hardinger, Bellingham (Cornell)
UTL- Billy Clontz, Corvallis (Mt. Hood CC)
OF- Doug Buser, Kitsap (Oklahoma)
OF- Drew Heid, Bend (Gonzaga)
OF- Danny Hennigs, Bellingham (Olympic College)
OF- Logan Lotti, Corvallis (Sierra College)

* Injured.
# Replacement.

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