This year's Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game is being held at Doran Park, home of the Bourne Braves, on Sunday.
In the West Division the league-leading Bourne Braves have a pair of starters in Mark Laird (LSU) and Blake Davey (UConn), with infielder Richie Martin Jr. (Florida) and pitchers Travis Bergen (Kennesaw State) and Joey Strain (Winthrop) on the bench. Falmouth will also have three representatives in the starting lineup, led by Kevin Newman (Arizona) for the second year in a row.
Wareham’s Kyle Cody (Kentucky) will be on the mound for the West All-Stars, and will be caught by his Gatemen teammate, Chris Chinea (LSU). Cotuit and Hyannis each have a starter as well, with Jake Fincher (North Carolina State) representing the Kettleers and Donnie Dewees (North Florida) representing the Harbor Hawks.
Falmouth leads all teams with seven All-Star selections. Bourne is next with six, while Cotuit has the fewest, with two.
Leading the East Division All-Stars will be Chatham’s A.J. Murray (Georgia Tech) and Jordan Hillyer (Kennesaw State), who have carried the Anglers lately. Another big name in the East is Harwich two-time CCBL All-Star Ian Happ (Cincinnati), who joins fellow Mariners Kyle Barrett (Kentucky) and Anthony Hermelyn (Oklahoma). Orleans and Brewster each have a pair of starters in the lineup, with David Fletcher (Loyola Marymount) and David Thompson (Miami) representing the Firebirds, with Mikey White (Alabama) and Gio Brusa (Pacific) getting the nod for the Whitecaps. Third baseman Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) is the lone Y-D starter.
The East roster is balanced, with each of the five teams sending five players to the game.
Gates for the 52nd annual All-Star Game open at 2 PM. The first pitch is slated for 6:05 PM. Autograph sessions will be held for pitchers from both divisions between 3:40 and 4:15 PM. East Division position players will be available to sign autographs between 4:20-4:45, with West Division position players signing from 4:55 to 5:25 PM.
The Home Run Hitting Contest will take place at 5 PM, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 5:40 PM.
The game will be covered by Fox College Sports and WCAI Radio.