Kamplain, Salem All-Star Picks

College baseball players almost wouldn't know their sport is known as "the summer game" were it not for various leagues outside of college. Just as summer arrives, the college game – which begins in the throes of February winter – ends. But college players head all around the nation to hone their skills in baseball weather and in appropriately named "summer leagues."

Two Alabama baseball players were recently selected for all-star games in these summer leagues. Upcoming junior pitcher Justin Kamplain and upcoming sophomore Georgie Salem have been recognized for their play.

Alabama left-handed pitcher Justin Kamplain has been selected as an All-Star for the 2013 Cape Cod League All-Star game, the team was announced on Saturday afternoon. Crimson Tide center fielder Georgie Salem has been selected to play in Northwoods League All-Star Game.

Kamplain will be a reserve for the Eastern Division All-Stars when the game is played on July 27 at Red Wilson Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CDT, and the game will be televised on Fox College Sports (Comcast Channel 262, DirecTV Channel 623).

Playing for the Brewster Whitecaps, Kamplain has a 2-2 record in six appearances and five starts this summer. Kamplain currently ranks seventh in the CCBL with a 1.97 ERA, while striking out a league-high 33 batters in 32.0 innings pitched.

In addition to Kamplain's selection to the CCBL All-Star Game, Tide outfielder Georgie Salem will appear in the All-Star Game in the Northwoods League. Salem is currently eighth in the NWL with a .341 batting average, with four home runs, 20 RBI and 29 runs scored for the Alexandria Blue Anchors.

The 2013 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 7:35 p.m. CDT, at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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