Kettleers Send Eight Players to CCBL All-Star Contest
For Immediate Release
By Sean Walsh/Web Editor
July 26, 2006
COTUIT, MA — Kettleers’ Field Manager Mike Roberts announced today that his team will be sending eight players to represent the Western Division in the 2006 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, slated for this Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Merrill “Red” Wilson Field in South Yarmouth, home of the Y-D Red Sox.
The honor of all-star status was bestowed upon Mississippi State’s Jeff Rea, UC-Riverside’s James Simmons, Jay Brown and Cory Gearrin of Young Harris College, Notre Dame’s Sean Gaston, Loyola-Marymount’s Eric Farris and South Carolina’s Reese Havens and Justin Smoak.
Without question, the Kettleers’ 22-10-1 record helped the nomination of each player as the selection process took place last weekend.
But one cannot look past each player’s individual successes on the field this season.
Through today (July 26) Farris remained as one of just four Cape Leaguers batting over .300 at .324 with 34 hits in 105 at-bats and 13 RBI.
Havens and Smoak are slightly below Farris, but the South Carolina duo are both firmly esconsced in the Cape League’s Top 10 hitters category, each at .284 through today. Smoak is tied for the league lead in home runs (6) and ranks third in the league in RBI at 19. Jeff Rea is one RBI shy of Smoak at 18, tied for fourth in the league lead in that category.
James Simmons is ranked sixth in the league in pitching with a 4-1 record and a stingy 1.24 ERA.