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Coastal Plain League All-CPL First and Second Teams Announced

Coastal Plain League All-CPL First and Second Teams Announced

The Coastal Plain League is excited to announce the 2018 All-CPL First and Second teams. Each team features 25 players: one player per each infield position, four designated hitter/utility players, five outfielders, seven starting pitchers and four relief pitchers. 

The team is highlighted by CPL Hitter of the Year Autin Pharr of High Point-Thomasville, and Pitcher of the Year Christian Scafidi of Holly Springs. Joining them are a number of standout talents, evident by eleven CPL Players of the Week. Those include Myles Christian (HP-Thomasville, Week 2), Kenny Wells (Morehead City, Week 2), Peyton Isaacson (Holly Springs, Week 4), Riley King (Macon, Week 5), Austin Pharr (HP-Thomasville, Week 6), Zane Harris (Edenton, Week 7), Kristopher Kuhn (Florence, Week 7), Addison Domingo (Martinsville, Week 8), Christian Scafidi (Holly Springs, Week 9), Kendall McGowan (Forest City, Week 10) and Ben Anderson (Edenton, Week 10.) 

Also making the team were multiple category leaders: batting average (Chase Dawson, .395), runs batted in (Austin Pharr, 49), slugging percentage (Austin Pharr, .742) on-base percentage (Kendall McGowan / Jonathan Embry, .480), runs scored (Derek Perry, 46), hits (Chase Dawson, 66), doubles (Kendall McGowan, 20), triples (Justin Dirden / Matt Kelly, 5), home runs (Myles Christian, 18 - set CPL All-Time mark), walks (Jonathan Embry, 40) earned run average (Zach Keenan, 0.63), batters struck out (Redmond Walsh, 75), innings pitched (Kristopher Kuhn, 56.1), and saves (Kenny Wells, 9).

Below is the complete list for both the First Team and Second Team postseason All-Stars, positions with multiple players are listed in alphabetical order by last name:

First Team

C - Jonathan Embry - (Peninsula Pilots / Liberty)
1B - Sean Phelan - (Asheboro Copperheads / Penn)
2B - Chase Dawson - (Martinsville Mustangs / Valporaiso)
SS - Clay Dungan - (Savannah Bananas / Indiana State)
3B - Riley King - (Macon Bacon / Georgia)
DH/UTL - Myles Christian - (HP-Thomasville HiToms / Middle Tennessee)
DH/UTL - Peyton Isaacson (Holly Springs Salamanders / Saint Leo)
DH/UTL - Cole Prestegard (Peninsula Pilots / Troy)
DH/UTL - Hunter Shepherd (Morehead City Marlins / Catawba)
OF - Justin Dirden - (Savannah Bananas / Southeast Missouri State)
OF - Cade Marlowe - (Savannah Bananas / West Georgia) 
OF - Kendall McGowan - (Forest City Owls / Appalachian State
OF - Austin Pharr - (HP-Thomasville HiToms / Columbus State)  
OF - Joe Simone - (Florence RedWolves / Rider)
SP - Ben Anderson - (Edenton Steamers / Binghamton) 
SP - Addison Domingo - (Martinsville Mustangs / Point Park) 
SP - Zach Keenan - (Morehead City Marlins / Middle Tennesse) 
SP - Kristopher Kuhn - (Florence RedWolves / College of Charleston)
SP - Jake Miller - (Edenton Steamers / Binghamton)
SP - Jordan Merritt (Savannah Bananas / Citadel)
SP - Christian Scafidi - (Holly Springs Salamanders / Penn) 
RP - Brandon Marklund (Morehead City Marlins / Bryan College)
RP - Hunnter Phillips (Savannah Bananas / South Alabama)
RP - Redmond Walsh (Forest City Owls / Tennessee)
RP - Kenny Wells (Morehead City Marlins / Seton Hill) 

Second Team

C - Jake Sullivan (Savannah Bananas / South Florida)
1B - Zane Harris (Edenton Steamers / Wright State)
2B - Derek Perry (Forest City Owls / Pfeiffer)
SS - Jack Strunc (Peninsula Pilots / Creighton)
3B - Rich Ciufo (Edenton Steamers / Brown)
DH/UTL - Matt Kelly (Fayetteville SwampDogs / Portland)
DH/UTL - Nate Monastra (Fayetteville SwampDogs / Xavier) 
DH/UTL - Joe Satterfield (Gastonia Grizzlies / Elon)
DH/UTL - Daniel Vitello (Martinsville Mustangs / Mars Hill)  
OF - Brenton Doyle (Wilson Tobs / Shepherd)
OF - Jordan Eckard (Forest City Owls / Pfeiffer)
OF - Danton Hyman (Morehead City Marlins / Newberry College)
OF - Chandler Jenkins (Lexington County Blowfish / East Carolina)
OF - Colton Thomas (Gastonia Grizzlies / South Alabama)
SP - Tyler Follis (Savannah Bananas / Louisiana Tech)
SP - Tyler Grauer (Wilson Tobs / Indiana State )
SP - Johnathan Hughes (Florence RedWolves / Georgia Tech)
SP - Octavio Mirabal (Morehead City Marlins / King)
SP - Lowell Schipper (Martinsville Mustangs / Richmond)
SP - Noah Thompson (Gastonia Grizzlies / Seton Hall)
SP - James Williams (Macon Bacon / Georgia)
RP - Burl Carroway (HP-Thomasville HiToms / Dallas Baptist)
RP - Paul Hall Jr. (Peninsula Pilots / Virginia Tech)
RP - Eddie Hiott (Wilmington Sharks / Charleston Southern)
RP - Dawson Moser (Morehead City Marlins / Arkansas at Monticello)

About Coastal Plain League:

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 116 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, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.