Seven players to represent Commodores at All Star Game

Kevin Cron (Texas Christian University)

59257_10153029156360065_512048513_nOne of the top hitters in the league, Kevin Cron will start at first base for the West in the 2013 All Star Game. Cron, who is hitting .352 on the season, has the third highest batting average of all Cape League players that have at least 2.7 plate appearances per game. The righty from Phoenix, Ariz., also has the third most RBIs in the league with 24 and has four home runs on the season. Listen to Cron’s most recent interview here.

Leon Byrd Jr. (Rice University)

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A speedy infielder and outfielder from Cypress, Texas, Byrd will start at second base in the All Star Game. After a rough start to the season, Byrd is hitting .302 and is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak. Byrd has five doubles and one triple on the season, and is third on the team in stolen bases with eight. Watch Byrd’s most recent interview here.

Kevin Newman (University of Arizona)

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 2.28.39 PMStarting at short stop in the All Star Game, Kevin Newman is one of the more consistent hitters in the Commodores lineup. The righty from Poway, Calif., has a .315 batting average on the season, leads the Commodores in steals with 11 and has scored the second most runs on the team with 21. Watch Newman’s most recent interview here.

Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State University)

1044535_10152996382625065_2057625599_nAfter picking up recognition as a Player to Watch by the CCBL for four straight weeks, Rhys Hoskins was named the starting left fielder for the All Star Game. Hoskins is tied for the league lead in RBIs with 26, has hit four home runs and is hitting .328 on the season. He leads the Commodores in runs scored with 29. Watch Hoskins’ most recent interview here.

Dylan Davis (Oregon State University)

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Despite not playing in his first game of the CCBL season until July 2, Davis made a big impact in the Commodores’ lineup quickly. The outfielder and pitcher from Oregon State will start in right field in the All Star Game. Davis has the highest batting average on the Commodores as he is hitting .375, and had four home runs in his first four games with Falmouth. Watch his most recent interview here.

Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State University)

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 12.11.40 PMAfter a slow start to the season, Gillaspie has worked his way up to a .254 batting average. The first basemen and designated hitter helped boost his average with a 10-game hitting streak from late June to early July. Gillaspie, who leads the league in home runs with six, will start for the West as the DH. You can watch his most recent interview here.

Brandon Magallones (Northwestern University)

995400_10152985372595065_535223933_nMagallones may have just picked up his first win of the season on July 13, but the righty out of Illinois has been one of the star pitchers in Falmouth’s rotation. Magallones, who has a 1-0 record with a 1.68 ERA, will work out of the pen for the West during the All Star Game. The rising junior has 13 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched, and threw a one hitter against Yarmouth-Dennis in his most recent outing. Listen to his most recent interview here.

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