HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.---The Marlins leading home run hitter on the season joins rare company as one of eight players selected to participate in the Coastal Plain League Home Run Derby on Sunday, July 13 in Florence, S.C.
After clubbing just one home run this past season at Mt. Olive, Wallace has exploded out of the gates in Morehead City. As hosts of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game, Johnny Caputo competed for the MHC Marlins last season, and this time the Marlins send out one of the top-two home run hitters in the league in the expansive Sparrow Stadium.
Joining Wallace will be co-homerun leader Chad Sedio (Edenton), Collin Woody (Holly Springs) and GK Young (Petersburg) from the East Division, who have combined to mash 31 homeruns as of July 7th. In the West Division, J.D. Crowe (Lexington County), Hank Morrison (Martinsville), Ryan Mincher (Asheboro) and Ben Holland (Florence) have been selected to compete. Here are some of the ground rules for the event, which will take place during the CPL All-Star Fan Fest.
2015 All-Star Home Run Derby Rules:
- Four (4) East All-Star participants & four (4) West All-Star participants
- Three (3) Rounds:
o First Round – 8 outs
o Second Round – 8 outs
o Championship Round – 10 outs
- Either a Home Run or it's an Out
- May use aluminum bat for up to two (2) outs per round
- HR with wood bat = 3 pts.
- HR with aluminum bat = 1 pt.
- Home Runs from Round 1 roll over to Round 2
- Championship Round – both hitters start over at zero (0)
Round 1: Four (4) hitters from East and four (4) hitters from West
- Top two (2) hitters from East and top two (2) hitters from West advance
Round 2: Two (2) hitters from East and two (2) hitters from West
- Top hitter from East and top hitter from West advance
Championship Round: Top East hitter vs. Top West hitter
- Hitters start fresh with hitter with highest number of home runs hit crowned the 2015 CPL All-Star Home Run Derby Champion
The Marlins next game at Big Rock Stadium can be seen Sunday night starting at 7:05 p.m. as the Marlins play host to the first-half champion Edenton Steamers. For more information on your Morehead City Marlins, continue to explore our website www.mhcmarlins.com, follow our social media accounts on Twitter @mhcmarlins, Instagram @mhcmarlins along with our new Snapchat account @mhcmarlins and make sure to like our Team Page on Facebook!
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 79 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum - Russell Wilson - won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.