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July 17, 2019 7:45 AM



ELKVILLE, Ill. - The Prospect League is pleased to announce its 2019 All-Stars who will participate in this year’s All-Star Game & Home Run Derby presented by State Farm, the Town of Normal and Ameren at the Corn Crib in Normal, Ill., hosted by the Normal CornBelters July 22-24.

"The Prospect League is proud to announce a spectacular event for this year's 2019 All-Star Game and festivities at our newest ballpark, the Corn Crib, in Normal, Illinois,” said Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien. “The Staff and management of the CornBelters have put together an amazing array of St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs royalty to attend, be a part of and welcome the fans. With sixty All-Star players representing our twelve teams, this should be an amazing event.”

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be hosting this year’s Prospect League Home Run Derby, All-Star Luncheon and All-Star Game brought to you by State Farm, the Town of Normal and Ameren,” stated Normal CornBelters General manager Todd Kunze. “Our sponsors have been great to us and truly make events like this possible”.

The Prospect League Home Run Derby takes place Monday, July 22. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. for an autograph session from 5-6:45 p.m. featuring MLB legends Andre Dawson, Whitey Herzog, Bill Madlock, and Rick Ankiel. The Home Run Derby begins at 7 p.m. with a guest appearance by The Inflatamaniacs. After the Derby, the Corn Crib is hosting a Postgame Party with fireworks and live music by Hot Sauce Universe.

All-Star festivities continue Tuesday, July 23. An all-star luncheon will be held at The Radisson in Normal at 11:30 a.m. with guest speakers Rick Ankiel and Bill Madlock. The 2019 Prospect League All-Star Game begins at 7:05 p.m. at the Corn Crib, gates open to the public at 6 p.m. Once again, The Inflatamaniacs will make an appearance.

The East Division leading Danville Dans landed nine players on the All-Star roster, the most of any club this season. Chillicothe and Lafayette both have five all-stars, while four from Champion City and Terre Haute and three from West Virginia were named all-stars.

The West Division All-Stars will be led by eight players from the Cape Catfish, who sit atop the West Division standings. Six players from Quincy, five from Normal, four each from Springfield and Hannibal and three from DuPage earned all-star recognition.

EAST DIVISION    
POS PLAYER TEAM SCHOOL
OF Jacob Freeland Champion City Faulkner University
OF Cody Orr Chillicothe Tiffin University
OF Max Jung-Goldberg Danville University of San Diego
OF Aidan Malm Danville Long Beach State University
OF Braedon Blackford Lafayette Carl Sandburg College
OF Mitchell Garrity Terre Haute University of Dayton
OF Matt Rubayo West Virginia Marist College
IF Stephen Cullen Champion City Motlow State CC
IF Gavin Homer Chillicothe Penn State University
IF Brad Powers Danville Towson University
IF Andrew Meggs Danville Creighton University
IF Ryan Archibald Danville University of Arizona
IF Chris Monroe Lafayette University of Illinois-Springfield
IF Trey Sweeney Lafayette Eastern Illinois University
IF Jacob Mulcahy Terre Haute Bellarmine University
IF Ross Mulhall West Virginia La Salle University
C Cole Andrews Chillicothe Miami University
C Richard Sorrenti Danville University of South Alabama
C Craig Keuchel Danville Hill College
C Bo Seccombe Champion City Faulkner University
P Jared Hatch Champion City  University of West Florida
P Zach Kendall  Chillicothe  University of Rio Grande
P Nate Haugh Chillicothe University of Toledo
P RJ Kuruts  Danville St. John Fisher College
P Ryan Patel Danville St Louis University
P Justin Foy Lafayette Western Illinois University
P Matt Burleton Lafayette Marian University
P Colten Panaranto  Terre Haute Michigan State University
P Jacob Frankel Terre Haute Indiana University Southeast
P Nick Turnbull West Virginia University of Maryland
       
Manager: Eric Coleman (Danville)    
       
WEST DIVISION    
POS PLAYER TEAM SCHOOL
OF Jared Wegner Hannibal Creighton University
OF Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli Quincy McCook CC
OF Zeb Roos Springfield Heartland CC
OF Jack Butler Normal Illinois State University
OF Thomas Parker Normal Anderson University
OF Andrew Stone Cape West Virginia State University
OF Ellison Hanna II Cape Indiana State University
OF Andrew Dyke DuPage University of Illinois
IF Kyler Kent Hannibal Webster University             
IF Kyle Crowl Quincy University of Central Oklahoma
IF Brendan Ryan Springfield Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
IF Canyon McWilliams Normal Ohio Wesleyan University
IF Dalton Doyle Cape Jefferson College
IF Joe Roscetti Hannibal Quincy University
IF Kal Youngquist Quincy Kirkwood CC
IF Joey Polak Quincy Missouri State University
IF Alex Ludwick Springfield Baldwin Wallace University
C Andrew Keck Cape Southeast Missouri State University
C Jackson Campbell Cape Belmont University
C Jack Surin DuPage Benedictine University
P Hunter Becker Hannibal Drury University
P Michael Parks Springfield University of Evansville
P Bryan McNeely Cape Southeast Missouri State University
P Ryan Vogt Cape                       McKendree University
P Jack Wolfe Cape Eastern Illinois University
P Ty Peccioli Quincy Marian University
P Nick McRandal Quincy Mercyhurst University         
P Jack Anderson Normal Illinois State University
P Jake Lotz Normal Lewis University
P Logan Schmitt DuPage Miami University
       
Manager: Steve Larkin (Cape)    

“I encourage all baseball fans to come see these incredibly talented young men play for bragging rights for their division,” Kunze added. “I look forward to seeing all of you at the Corn Crib Stadium.  Play Ball!!

Tickets to all 2019 Prospect League All-Star events are available online at www.CornBeltersBaseball.com, via phone by calling (309) 454-2255 and at the Corn Crib box office.


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