|Six Steamers Highlight National All-Star Squad|
|Written by Chip Pruden, GM|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 21:02|
EDENTON, NC – The Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League announce today that outfielders Michael Camporeale and Jason Kanzler, first baseman Spencer Branigan, second baseman Koby Kraemer and pitchers Jordan Egan and Matt Duncan have all been named as 2012 CPL all-stars.
Camporeale, a 6-1, 200-pound junior from the University of Washington has been the everyday left fielder for the Steamers this summer and was named a CPL Hitter of the Week for week three of action earlier in the season. He is batting .336 for Edenton in 31 starts and is the CPL leader in RBIs with 31, total bases with 74, slugging percentage at .607 and he is tied for the league lead in home runs with seven. He is ranked fourth in the league in runs scored with 26, and tied for second in the league in doubles with 12, while adding 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts and four outfield assists to complement his 1.000 fielding percentage.
Kanzler patrols center field for the Steamers this summer and, like Camporeale, was the recipient of the CPL Hitter of the Week award; his for week five of action. The speedy 6-0, 185-pounder from the University at Buffalo is batting .278 in 33 starts for Edenton. Kanzler has scored 24 runs, collected three doubles, a triple and his seven home runs tie him for the league lead. He has knocked in 20 and he leads the Steamers and is tied for fourth in the league with 15 stolen bases on the season.
Kraemer, a 5-9, 185-pound redshirt-junior infielder from Indiana State University, is leading the Steamers and fifth in the league in batting at .352 and his .556 slugging percentage is second on the Steamers and third in the league. Kraemer has gone 38 for 108 with seven doubles and five home runs and he has seven stolen bases in eight attempts. He has scored 21 runs walked 14 times and has an on-base percentage of .431.
The everyday first baseman for the Steamers, Branigan is a junior that stands at 6-5 and weighs in at 235 pounds. Branigan is batting .296 in 39 games and he is fifth in the league in slugging percentage at .520. He has knocked in 22 on 37 hits, including seven doubles and seven home runs, tied for the league lead, and he has scored 19 runs and taken 22 walks. His on-base percentage for the season is .403.
Duncan, a junior from Morehead State University, is 5-1 with a 1.76 ERA. The 5-10, 195-pound relief pitcher is tied for the league lead in wins and is second in the league in appearances with 22. He has thrown 30.2 innings and allowed 10 runs (six earned) on 23 hits, including only four extra-base hits. He has walked 17 and struck out 32 and opposing hitters are batting .209 against him this summer.
Egan comes to the Steamers from Norfolk State University. The 6-3, 200-pound junior right-handed closer has 14 saves and leads the league in that category. He is 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 23 appearances, which ties him for the league lead. In his 23.1 innings pitched he has allowed eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits, including just two extra-base hits, he has walked 17 batters and struck out 31, including a league-leading 13 strikeouts looking. Opposing hitters are batting .139 against him.
The Edenton Steamers are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 53 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as cpleague).
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 21:20|