Saturday, June 20, 2009

Florida State League All-Star Game Preview By Jim Donten

FSL All-Star Game[Jim Donten wrote this but can't post at the moment, so I'm posting it for him.]

Tonight is the 48th annual Florida State League All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The Charlotte Stone Crabs will be represented by Cody Cipriano, Greg Sexton, Darin Downs and Matt Gorgen.

The evening kicks off with a home run derby featuring four hitters from each division. The South Division will be represented by Cody Cipriano, Chris Parmelee (Fort Myers), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (St. Lucie) and Carlos Guzman (St. Lucie). They will face off against the North Division consisting of Robinson Chirinos (Daytona), Austin Romine (Tampa), Caleb Gindl (Brevard County) and Tim Kennelly (Clearwater).

The All-Star Game will follow the home run derby. David Bromberg will start on the mound for the South Division and will pitch against Evan Anundsen for the North Division.

The South Division will be coached by Jeff Smith of Fort Myers and will consist of the following players: P Jeffery Allison (Jupiter), P David Bromberg (Fort Myers), P Enerio Del Rosario (Sarasota), P Darin Downs (Charlotte), P Samuel Freeman (Palm Beach), P Matt Gorgen (Charlotte), P Kris Harvey (Jupiter), P Eric Niesen (St. Lucie), P Alejandro Sanabia (Jupiter), P Spencer Steedley (Fort Myers), C Miguel Fermin (Jupiter), C Danny Lehman (Fort Myers), C Francisco Pena (St. Lucie), INF Chris Cates (Fort Myers), INF Cody Cipriano (Charlotte), INF Greg Sexton (Charlotte), INF Reese Havens (St. Lucie), INF Steve Singleton (Fort Myers), OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (St. Lucie), OF Shane Peterson (Palm Beach), OF Ben Revere (Fort Myers), OF Mike Stanton (Jupiter), and DH Chris Parmelee (Fort Myers).

The North Division will be managed by Jody Davis of Dayton and will consist of: P Evan Anundsen (Brevard County), P John Axford (Brevard County), P Josh Butler (Brevard County), P Tim Collins (Dunedin), P Yohan Flande (Clearwater), P Andrew Hess (Lakeland), P Jonathan Ortiz (Tampa), P Ryan Searle (Daytona), P Thad Weber (Lakeland), P Rob Wooten (Brevard County), C Robinson Chirinos (Daytona), C Tim Kennelly (Clearwater), C Austin Romine (Tampa), INF Raul Barron (Dunedin), INF Starlin Castro (Daytona), INF Eric Farris (Brevard County), INF Fidel Hernandez (Clearwater), INF Zelous Wheeler (Brevard County), OF Dominic Brown (Clearwater), OF Caleb Gindl (Brevard County), OF Darin Mastroianni (Dunedin), OF Eric Thames (Dunedin), and DH Moises Sierra (Dunedin).

First pitch is scheduled for 7:35pm and play-by-play will be provided by the Fort Myers Miracle on their website at

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