The Stone Crabs host the 51st annual Florida State All-Star Game tonight at Charlotte Sports Park.
The host Stone Crabs have put four players on the South Division roster. Derek Dietrich, Mikie Mahtook, Chris Rearick and CJ Riefenhauser will be joining members of the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates), Fort Myers Miracle (Twins), Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), Palm Beach Cardinals and St. Lucie Mets to comprise the South Division roster.
They will oppose the North Division comprised of players from the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers), Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), Daytona Cubs, Dunedin Blue Jays, Lakeland Flying Tigers and Tampa Yankees.
The 2012 South division All-Stars are led by the coaching staff of the St Lucie Mets and include OF Oswado Arcia (Fort Myers), P Ricky Bowen (Fort Myers) P Michael Brady (Jupiter), P Pat Dean (Fort Myers), IF Derek Dietrich (Charlotte), P Anthony Ferrara (Palm Beach), IF Wilmer Flores (St Lucie), C Blake Forsythe (St Lucie), P Chase Huchingson (St Lucie), P Adam Kolarek (St Lucie), P Raudel Luz (Jupiter), OF Mike Mahtook (Charlotte), P Cory Mazzoni (St Lucie), OF Mike O'Neill (Palm Beach), OF Marcel Ozuna (Jupiter), C Josmil Pinto (Fort Myers), P Chris Rearick (Charlotte), C JT Realmuto (Jupiter), P CJ Riefenhauser (Charlotte), IF Starlin Rodriguez (Palm Beach), IF Daniel Santana (Fort Myers), IF Wilfredo Tovar (St Lucie) and OF Cory Vaughn (St Lucie).
Their opponents are the 2012 South Division All-Stars led by the coaching staff of the Daytona Cubs and includes IF Arismendy Alcantara (Daytona), IF Cody Asche (Clearwater), P Daniel Barnes (Dunedin), P Jesse Biddle (Clearwater), OF Avisail Garcia (Lakeland), P Austin Kirk (Daytona), P Tyler Knigge (Clearwater), OF Peter Lavin (Clearwater), P Casey Lawrence (Dunedin), P Casey Medlen (Brevard County), P Mark Montgomery (Tampa), C Jack Murphy (Dunedin), C JR Murphy (Tampa), IF Kevin Nolan (Dunedin), OF Nelson Perez (Daytona), OF Greg Rohan (Daytona), P Bruce Rondon (Lakeland), C Cameron Rupp (Clearwater), IF Ryan Schimpf (Dunedin), OF Rob Segedin (Tampa), P Egan Smith (Dunedin), IF Shea Vucinich (Brevard County) and P Austin Wright (Clearwater).
Stone Crabs CJ Riefenhauser is the scheduled starter for the South Division and will be facing off against Austin Kirk of Daytona for the North Division.
Prior to the game, eight contests will do battle in the Home Run Derby. Representing the South Division will be Oswaldo Arcia (Fort Myers), Derek Dietrich (Charlotte), Marcell Ozuna (Jupiter) and Cory Vaughn (St Lucie). The North Division will be represented by Avisail Garcia (Lakeland), Nelson Perez (Daytona), Greg Rohan (Daytona) and Ryan Schimpf (Dunedin).
The gates open at 4:30 with an all-star autograph session. The home run derby begins at 5:30 and the 51st Annual Florida State League All-Star Game gets underway at 7:05. You can catch all the action either in person at Charlotte Sports Park or listen to the Stone Crabs play-by-play announcer Grant McAuley call the game by clicking here.