Saturday, June 16, 2012

2012 Florida State League All-Star Game Preview

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.

22 comments:

  1. Live from Charlotte Sports Park.....updates from the FSL All-star game

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  2. Underway with the home run derby. Greg Rohan of the Daytona Cubs just finished with 1 homer

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  3. Marcell Ozuna of Jupiter Hammerheads takes the lead with 3 homers

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  4. Nelson Perez of Daytona Cubs takes over the lead with 4 homers

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  5. Osvaldo Arcia of Fort Myers Miracle finished with 2 homers

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  6. Avisail Garcia of Lakeland moves into a tie for the lead

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  7. Cory Vaughn of the St. Lucie Mets finished with 4 to move into a tie for first

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  8. Ryan Schimpf of the Dunedin Blue Jays finishes with 2 homers

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  9. The Stone Crabs own Derek Dietrich at the plate

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  10. Dietrich's long ball was foul and he finished with 0

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  11. There is a three way tie at the end of round one. We are moving into a swing-off with Nelson Perez up first

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  12. Nelson Perez got one in the tie breaker

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  13. Cory Vaughn and Avasail Garcia also got one each in the tiebreaker so all three have moved into the final round

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  14. Nelson Perez finishes round 2 with one homer

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  15. Cory Vaugn takes over the lead with 2 homers in round 2

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  16. Avisail Garcia just belted number 3 to win the 2012 FSL Home Run Derby

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  17. Opening ceremonies have begun. The skydivers have delivered the game ball and we are getting closer to first pitch. Be sure to tune in to Grant McAuley's broadcast on Stonecrabsbaseball.com

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  18. CJ Riefenhauser struck out 2, walked one and a ground out to end the first

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  19. So far at the plate, Dietrich is 0 for 2. Mahtook was thrown out trying to turn a bloop single into a double. Top of fourth with north leading 1-0

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  20. Jon Talley of the Blue Jays just struck his second homer of the game, North leads 2-0

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