JULY 17, 2017 - PORTLAND, OR: The Great West League's All-Star Game is just one week away and the 2017 All-Star Team is now official, as announced today by GWL Commissioner Ken Wilson.
The league's premier in-season event is being hosted by the Chico Heat and will pit the All-Star Team against the Heat at Nettleton Stadium in Chico, California on Monday, July 24. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. A Home Run Hitting Contest will precede the game, starting at 5:15 pm.
The All-Star Team will be managed by Medford Rogues manager Josh Hogan. He'll be assisted by his coaches with the Rogues, Jeff Lyle and Christian Coronado.
The Lincoln Potters lead the way with eight players on the All-Star Team. Seven players were unanimous selections in the voting by the league managers. They are Zander Clarke (1B) and Josh Hendrickson (Pitcher) of the Portland Pickles, Isiah Garcia (2B) and Zach Hall (OF) of the Lincoln Potters, Chris Daddario (Pitcher) and Noah Sills (Pitcher) of the Marysville Gold Sox, and Dylan Pierce (Pitcher) of the Medford Rogues. Sills will not be available for the All-Star Game, as he has been shutdown for the season.
"General Manager Hunter Hampton and his staff have a great show planned," noted GWL Commissioner Ken Wilson. "They've all worked very hard putting all the details together. We're thrilled to showcase the players having a big season and our top prospects in the great setting of Nettleton Stadium."
2017 GWL All-Star Team
C - Alex Isola (University Utah - Medford Rogues)
C - Thomas Fuller (Yale University - Marysville Gold Sox)
1B - Zander Clarke (UCLA - Portland Pickles)
1B - Brock Ephan (Lewis-Clark State College - Marysville Gold Sox)
2B - Isiah Garcia (Sierra College - Lincoln Potters)
3B - Clay Reece (Campbellsville University - Medford Rogues)
3B - Josh Winkler (Folsom Lake College - Yuba City Bears)
SS - Davis Delorfice (University of Utah - Medford Rogues)
SS - Will Law (William Jessup University - Lincoln Potters)
OF - Zach Hall (University of Colorado - Lincoln Potters)
OF - Zach Hoffman (Colorado State Pueblo - Lincoln Potters)
OF - Johnny DeLaCruz (University of Louisiana Monroe - Medford Rogues)
OF - Alex Leighton (Montana State University Billings - Portland Pickles)
OF - Creed Smith (Sacramento City College - Yuba City Bears)
OF - Austen Swift (William Jessup University - Lincoln Potters)
P - Cruz Daddario (Menlo College - Marysville Gold Sox)
P - Josh Hendrickson (Ranger College - Portland Pickles)
P - Dylan Pearce (Oregon State University - Medford Rogues)
P - Noah Sills (Lamar University - Marysville Gold Sox)
P - Taylor Frost (University of Southern Idaho - Medford Rogues)
P - Kenneth Pettibone (Cypress College - Lincoln Potters)
P - Jacob Gomez (Indiana Tech University - Lincoln Potters)
P - Matt Hardy (UC Riverside - Portland Pickles)
P - Jonathon Lavallee (Royal H.S. - Lincoln Potters)
P - Max Jones (Hamilton College - Portland Pickles)
P - Chris Painter (Tennessee Wesleyan University - Medford Rogues)
Note: The schools listed are where players performed in the spring. Click on player names for bio / stat information
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