The Coastal Plain League has announced the umpires for the 2018 All-Star Home Run Derby and Game July 8-9 in Lexington, S.C. at Lexington County Baseball Stadium in Lexington, S.C.
The six All-Star umpires will be Kaleb Devier (Home Plate), Joe McCarthy(First Base), Mitch Trzeciak (Second Base), Tyler Wall (Third Base), Darnell Ray (Left Field) and Brian Laws (Right Field.)
The six CPL umpires are the eleventh group of umpires to come from the MiLB UD reserve list to work the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game. MiLB UD, a Minor League Baseball wholly owned subsidiary, has been partnered with the CPL since 2008, allowing umpires to continue developing their skills in a competitive environment, while waiting for the call from MiLB UD to sign a professional contract and move on to work Minor League Baseball games. Over 164 CPL umpires have moved onto the Minors with three having gone on to the Majors in the ten years of the CPL-MiLB UD agreement.
"Minor League Baseball is extremely excited about our partnership with the Coastal Plain League," said Minor League Umpire Development Director Dusty Dellinger. "We could not have a better environment for our future professional umpires to train and gain such valuable experience."
MiLB UD is responsible for the training, evaluation and recommendation for promotion, retention or release of all umpires in the Minor League Baseball system throughout the United States and Canada.
Th 2018 CPL All-Star Event will take place in Lexington, S.C. July 8-9 with a schedule as follows:
Sunday, July 8
5:00 p.m. – All-Star FanFest Gates Open 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – All-Star Player Autograph Session
7:00 p.m. – Mini Home Run Derby Between Local Media Celebreities and Lexington County Youth All-Stars 7:30 p.m. – All-Star Skills Challenge (Bunting, Hitting, Pitching) National vs. American
Monday, July 9
7:35 p.m. – CPL All-Star Game
For information on tickets please visit www.goblowfishbaseball.com or call them at (803) 254-3474 today while tickets last.
The game will be broadcast live in over 25 million homes as well as be streamed on MLB.com via the CPL's partnership with 7 Communications.
About the CPL:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 115 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.