Tobs’ Frick, Doyle selected as starters for CPL All-Star Game

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Outfielder Brenton Doyle and shortstop Patrick Frick will represent the Wilson Tobs at the 2018 Coastal Plain League All-Star Show, to be held July 8-9 at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium.

The All-Star festivities will begin Sunday, July 8 at 5 p.m. with the All-Star Fan Fest. An autograph session follows at 6, with the All-Star Skills Challenge at 7:30. The CPL All-Star Game is slated for a 7:35 p.m. first pitch on Monday, July 9.

Frick and Doyle were selected as starters on the American roster, comprised of players from the North and East Divisions. The National team will have All-Stars from the South and West divisions.

Frick, a 6-foot-2 shortstop out of Wake Forest, owns a .284 average with four doubles and a pair of runs batted in ahead of Sunday’s game against the Holly Springs Salamanders.

He has five errors and a .923 fielding percentage in 38 chances.

Doyle, from Shepherd University, is hitting at a .280 clip with six doubles and a pair of triples. He leads Wilson with three home runs and is responsible for 12 RBIs.

The starting pitcher for the American squad will be Kenny Wells of Morehead City.

Wells, the leading vote getter among the pool of American players, has a 0.00 earned run average in 9 2/3 innings of work. In nine appearances, Wells, out of Seton Hill, has recorded nine saves to lead the CPL, while notching 20 strikeouts.

Opponents have only mustered a .069 batting average against Wells this season.

Redmond Walsh of Forest City draws the start for the National team as the leading vote recipient among teams from the South and West divisions. Walsh ranks second in the league in saves with five and has a 2.21 ERA in 21 1/3 innings. He ranks second in the league with strikeouts with 32.

This will be the 20th CPL All-Star Game, with last year’s game resulting in a 2-1 victory for the East All-Stars over their counterparts from the West.