Prospect League Names All Star Teams

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 22-23.

"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”.  

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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.

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All-Star festivities continue Tuesday, July 23, with an all-star luncheon 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. 

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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.

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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.

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EAST DIVISION ALL-STARS

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   Colton 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)

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WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS

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)

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“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!!  

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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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