July 18, 2004
LSU hard-hitting first baseman Bryan Harris, Florida Southern’s scrappy switch hitter Geoff Strickland and University of Illinois-Carbondale jack-of-all-trades Nathan Emrick were all named to the 2004 Cape Cod Baseball League Western Division All-Star team Sunday (July 18) and are set to play at the 43rd Annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game at Orleans’ Eldredge Park, Saturday, July 24, at 6 p.m.
Harris, who has proven to consistently be one of the top sluggers in the CCBL this season, was at .316 with three home runs and 16 RBI through Sunday (July 18). Strickland, hitting a respectable .253 with three triples through July 18, was named along with Harris to the Western Division starting all-star team. He garnered designated hitter honors while Harris will start at first base for the West.
Emrick, who came on board with the Kettleers as an infield utility man, took over the role of catcher when Brett Hayes optd to play for Team USA and Ben Crabtree signed a permanent contract to play for the Y-D Red Sox earlier in the season. He was batting .235 through July 18.
Eldredge Park is this year’s site of the annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, each year boasting anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 fans. Anywhere from 50-80 Major League Baseball scouts and top professional baseball personnel attend the CCBL All-Star Game.
Once the regular season is over, an All-League all-star team is named.