Lexington, S.C. – The Morehead City Marlins will have a franchise-high six Coastal Plain League All-Stars competing in the All-Star Game on Monday night. The game will begin at 7:35 p.m. and is hosted by the Lexington County Blowfish.
Second-year head coach Jesse Lancaster will be the head coach of the American League All-Star team, comprised of the North and East Divisions. Lancaster becomes the first Morehead City coach to selected as the head coach of an All-Star team.
Pitcher Kenny Wells (Seton Hill) will become the third Marlin to start a CPL All-Star Game in the team's nine year history. Wells joins Brad McAllister of 2010 and Cal Quantril, who started in 2014 when the festivities were hosted in Morehead City. The sophomore was chosen as the starter for the American League after receiving the most All-Star votes.
Danton Hyman (Newberry College) returns to his home state as the lone Marlin hitter in the starting lineup. The centerfielder has started all but one game this season and is fourth in the CPL with a .364 batting average.
Will Johnson (Eastern Kentucky) joins the All-Star squad and currently leads Morehead City with 24 runs scored and on-base percentage of .422.
Freshman Zach Keenan (Middle Tennessee State) is currently third on the Marlins in innings pitched with 25.0 thrown and has only allowed one earned run.
Morehead City native Joe Mason (Pitt CC) was selected as an All-Star and is second year with the club. Mason currently leads the team with 18 runs scored. Mason rounds out the starting outfield that the Marlins used for the majority of the first-half and joins his two respective outfielder teammates on the American League roster.
Second-year Marlin Octavio Mirabal (King University) joins the pitching staff after having notched three wins this summer in 30 innings pitched.
The game will be avaible broadcasted by Chris Edwards and Erin Summers on MLB.com and on multiple television stations. Courtesy of the CPL, "This partnership will allow fans all over the country the opportunity to view the game on live TV through a growing number of markets and channels. Currently this list includes:
NBC Sports Chicago
Altitude Sports Denver,CO
WSAV Savannah, GA D-3
WRAL Raleigh, NC D-2
CW Charleston, SC D-2
WLXT Columbia, SC D-2
WWSB Tampa, FL ( OTT)
WTCN CW Greenville,NC