2010 All-Star Game Recap

by Andrew Wirtanen in


All-Star Game 2010 Logo Thanks to all of you who followed us on Twitter during the game. Here's a quick recap of the evening.

Executive Summary:

  • Final Score: West 5, East 0
  • West MVP: Zach Wilson (Wareham, Arizona St.)
  • East MVP: Caleb Ramsey (Y-D, Houston)
  • Attendance: 10,470 (*see our conversation about this)

Highlights:

  • Paul Hoilman (Cotuit, East Tennessee St.) repeats as home run derby champ even though Dan Bowman (Bourne, Coastal Carolina) hit the most home runs overall (6 in the first round).
    • “I was just glad to hit one over (the Green Monster),” Hoilman said. “I remember the derby here back in the day with (Mark) McGwire and (Sammy) Sosa, I mean every ball they hit was going over the lights. I was just hoping to scrape something near there.” - CCBL 7/28/10
  • Caleb Ramsey (Y-D, Houston) got the first hit of the game in the bottom of the 1st and ended up leading the East with two hits. He almost scored the game's first run in the 1st, but was thrown out at the plate with a great throw by Kevin Medrano (Falmouth, Missouri St.).
  • Wild pitches and heads-up baserunning by the West and Tyler Bream (Wareham, Liberty) led to the game's first run in the top of the 5th. Bream stole 3rd base after realizing the pitcher was not watching him.
  • West pitching was lights-out and Jed Bradley (Wareham, Georgia Tech) was no exception. He had an 11-pitch bottom of the 5th with one strikeout. According to John Garner (Director of Public Relations for the CCBL), 70 scouts turned out to see Bradley pitch on Cape last week.
  • The West added another run in the 6th with a Casey McElroy (Hyannis, Auburn) RBI. He scored Jordan Leyland (Cotuit, UC Irvine), who reached base on a fielders choice and advanced via base hits.
  • The West piled on three more runs in the 7th, pretty much sealing the victory. Tony Caldwell (Wareham, Auburn) gunned down a runner in the bottom of the 6th and opened the 7th with a triple. Caldwell scored on a wild pitch. Zach Wilson (Wareham, Arizona St.) then hit an RBI double to score KC Serna (Falmouth, Oregon), who reached on a walk. The third run was scored when Jordan Leyland(Cotuit, UC Irvine) hit an RBI single to scored Wilson.
  • The East had some great scoring opportunities in the 7th and 8th, but they left two baserunners on in each inning.
  • How about RJ Alvarez (Bourne, Florida Atlantic) and Tony Zych (Bourne, Louisville)? The two Bourne relievers ended the game with the fastest pitches in the game. Zych clocked 97mph and Alvarez hit 95mph.