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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Alex Rodriguez went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs in his first game since left hip surgery in January.

    Rodriguez played three innings at third base Tuesday night for the Yankees Class-A affiliate and came out after he took a called strike three to end the third inning. He also grounded into a double play in the first.

    Rodriguez was tested quickly in the field when Rome’s Kyle Wren opened the game with a bunt single to third. Rodriguez charged strongly and fielded it with his bare hand, but could not throw to first on time.

    Rome shortstop Jose Peraza also bunted down the third base line in the second inning and Rodriguez was too far back to make a play.

    Rodriguez expects to play again Wednesday night.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


    WILMINGTON, NC (CPL) — Three baseball players from the Wilmington Sharks have been named all-stars for the East squad in the upcoming Coastal Plain League All-Star game: 2B Alex Freedman, 1B Alex Stephens and P Tyler Bolton. Bolton will actually be the starting pitcher for the East in the game.

    The Coastal Plain League announced today the rosters for the 2013 West Division and East Division CPL All-Star teams.

    The Coastal Plain League’s 15th annual All-Star Game will be played at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va., on Monday, July 8. The West CPL All-Stars will be the visitors, while the East CPL All-Stars will be the home team.

    Both teams will be comprised of players from teams in their respective division. The players being selected by head coaches, team broadcasters and media representatives from all 14 CPL teams. Each roster has 27 active players on it.

    The West roster is highlighted by four Player of the Week selections: starting catcher Matthew Reistetter (Week 5), first baseman Zachary Bellinger (Week 4), starting second baseman K.J. McAllister (Week 3), starting pitcher John Tuttle (Week 2 & 3).

    The East roster is highlighted by two Players of the Week selections: third baseman Josh Hampton (Week 1) and outfielder Derek Gibson (Week 2).

    The Peninsula Pilots, in conjunction with the Coastal Plain League, will host the All-Star Game and festivities beginning on Sunday, July 7 and running through Monday, July 8. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. on July 8.

    Below is the complete roster for both the American and National CPL All-Star teams (starters are shown with an asterisk (*) / players who are honored as All-Stars, but unavailable to participate are shown with a pound sign (#)).

    2013 West Division CPL All-Stars

    No. Pos. Name Team Ht. Wt. School Yr.
    1 C Matthew Reistetter* Asheboro 5-11 190 Hofstra Jr.
    34 C Dylan Kelly Columbia 5-11 200 Missouri Jr.

    32 1B Ty Barkell* Forest City 6-3 215 USC Aiken So.
    8 1B Zachary Bellinger Florence 6-1 210 Coll. Saint Rose So.

    3 2B K.J. McAllister* Asheboro 5-7 160 Limestone Jr.
    15 2B Brad Elwood Florence 5-10 170 Charlotte So.

    9 3B Alex Tomasovich* Asheboro 6-3 185 Charleston Southern Jr.
    12 3B Keelin Rasch Martinsville 6-0 195 Louisiana Monroe So.

    4 SS Michael Wilson* Columbia 6-0 190 Francis Marion Jr.
    5 SS Kyle Brandenburg HPThomasville 6-2 185 High Point Jr.

    1 DH Allen Staton* Columbia 5-10 190 North Greenville So.
    9 UTL Henry Rundio Gastonia 6-0 170 Gardner-Webb So.

    13 OF Evan Stephens* HPThomasville 6-3 185 Wake Forest Jr.
    26 OF Eros Modena* Columbia 6-0 190 Bethune Cookman Jr.
    22 OF Luke Tendler* Asheboro 6-1 190 North Carolina A&T Jr.
    28 OF Jared Allen HPThomasville 6-1 220 Middle Tenn. State So.
    19 OF Matt Nadolski Forest City 6-2 215 Campbell Jr.
    2 OF Parker Wormsley Florence 6-0 170 Tennessee So.

    4 P John Tuttle* Asheboro 6-1 190 Catawba College Jr.
    24 P Zack Russell-Myers Columbia 6-3 190 Bluefield College Jr.
    24 P Dylan Stoops HPThomasville 6-3 210 Richmond RS-So.
    44 P Jack Rogalla Martinsville 6-1 190 Binghamton Jr.
    22 P Hunter Rice HPThomasville 5-10 190 College of Charleston So.
    12 P Jacob Long Florence 6-0 175 Clemson Jr.
    21 P Andrew Tomasovich Asheboro 6-4 195 Charleston Southern Fr.
    9 P Derek Smith Columbia 6-0 190 College of Charleston RS-Jr.
    6 P Dylan Dickens Asheboro 6-0 200 East Carolina So.

    2013 East Division CPL All-Stars

    No. Pos. Name Team Ht. Wt. School Yr.
    17 C Scott Burkett* Peninsula 6-0 210 Longwood Jr.
    3 C Jacob Reese Edenton 5-10 185 Eastern Illinois Jr.

    32 1B Zach Stephens* Wilmington 6-0 220 Tennessee Tech So.
    18 1B Michael Timm Fayetteville 6-4 200 Wright State So.

    27 2B Nick Thompson* Edenton 6-1 195 East Carolina So.
    6 2B Alex Freedman Wilmington 5-10 185 Lynn University So.

    22 3B Jordan Negrini* Peninsula 6-3 210 Old Dominion Jr.
    5 3B Josh Hampton Edenton 5-11 190 Wilmington Universtiy RS-Jr.

    26 SS Dalton Britt* Morehead City 6-0 185 Liberty Fr.
    13 SS Chase Rader Fayetteville 6-0 200 Coffeyville C.C. Fr.

    21 DH Adam Kirsch* Edenton 6-0 205 Texas Tech RS-Jr.
    10 UTL Brian Celsi Fayetteville 5-10 180 California Fr.

    15 OF Ryan Cranmer* Morehead City 6-1 215 Newberry College Jr.
    4 OF Ridge Gonsoulin* Wilson 5-7 180 LSU-Shreveport RS-Jr.
    22 OF Derek Gibson* Fayetteville 6-3 220 Southeast Missouri St. RS-Jr.
    22 OF Trent Miller Edenton 6-0 215 Middle Tenn. State Jr.
    6 OF John Rooney Fayetteville 5-10 185 Siena Jr.
    10 OF Nick Christopher Petersburg 6-2 170 Virginia State So.

    31 P Tyler Bolton* Wilmington 6-3 205 East Carolina So.
    16 P Garrett Baugh Fayetteville 6-1 210 Tennessee Tech Jr.
    24 P Nick Miller Edenton 6-4 205 Northern Colorado Jr.
    25 P Jake McCoy Edenton 6-3 225 Coll. of the Desert RS-Fr.
    30 P Connor Cuff Edenton 6-4 205 Pennsylvania So.
    18 P Ryan Cook Peninsula 6-1 200 Richmond So.
    16 P Jon Fitzsimmons Wilson 6-2 210 Canisius Jr.
    29 P Josh Heddinger Peninsula 6-5 215 Georgia Tech So.
    28 P Matt Borens Wilson 6-8 195 Eastern Illinois So.


    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former UNC Tar Heel football standouts Connor & Casey Barth will hold a free kicking clinic at Hoggard High in Wilmington on Saturday, July 6th. The clinic will run from 9am until noon. For more information contact For more information contact Tom Barth by phone at 910-231-1181 or by email at stbarth1@earthlink.net. Connor Barth is the kicker for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Casey Barth is UNC’s all-time leading scorer.


    WILMINGTON, NC (RELEASE) — On September 19, 2013 S & J Concierge and Management Services and The Wilmington Journal are pleased to announce a weekend full of events culminated by Wilmington, North Carolina’s inaugural football game – The Cape Fear Classic – between the Shaw University Bears and the UNC-Pembroke Braves. College football returns to the Port City for the 2013 Cape Fear Classic! This event will be held at Legion Stadium in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Kick-off for the game is set for 1 p.m.

    “With these two teams, you not only get outstanding football programs, enthusiastic bases of alumni but two of the most entertaining and traveled marching bands in the country,” said Atiba D. Johnson, Cape Fear Classic Executive Director.

    In addition to the game itself, a variety of public events are planned throughout the weekend. Some events include: The Cape Fear Classic “Power To End Stroke” Health Fair will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The event is sponsored by the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Heart Association and will include “Power To End Stroke” Movement Registration, on the spot testing for high blood pressure, diabetes and much more.

    The Cape Fear Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 20 at Echo Farms Golf Course. The tournament is a fundraising event aimed at raising funds for the Cape Fear Classic benefitting organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, RS & TC Jervay Scholarship Foundation, Donald Deneil Harrison Scholarship Foundation and the Lille Ann Heggins Scholarship Foundation.

    Tickets are on sale online at www.capefearclassic.com and The Wilmington Journal. Ticket prices for the game are $25.00 for VIP/Reserved Seats, $15.00 for General Admission and $10.00 for students with a valid university ID and children.