Stonard, Tankersley named to all-star game

HARWICH, Mass. -- Two University of Alabama baseball players have been named to the 2002 Cape Cod League All-Star game, which will be played this Saturday, July 27 at B.F.C. Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net New England and the first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. (EDT).

Alabama's Peter Stonard and Taylor Tankersley will participate in the 2002 CCBL All-Star game on opposite teams. Stonard will be a starting outfielder for the CCBL Western Division All-Stars, while Tankersley is a reserve pitcher for the CCBL Eastern Division All-Stars.

Stonard, a native of Clayton, Missouri, has had an excellent summer, leading the Cotuit Kettleers to first place in the current CCBL Western Division race. The Alabama junior-to-be leads the Cape Cod League with a .369 (45-for-122) batting average in 32 games. He is hitting 33 points higher than the league's second-best hitter (Wesley Whisler, .346, Yarmouth-Dennis). In addition, Stonard has added 20 runs, one home run, 21 RBI and 15 stolen bases for the Kettleers.

In addition to leading the league in hitting, Stonard also leads the league with 45 total hits and ranks second in stolen bases (15), on-base percentage (.444), third in RBI (21) and fourth in runs scored (20).

The Kettleers have been in first-place in the Western Division since opening day and Stonard was also tabbed CCBL Hitter of the Week after the first week of the season.

Tankersley joined the Brewester Whitecaps during the season week of the season and has posted a four wins to surge the Whitecaps into second place in the Eastern Division.

In six appearances (4 starts), Tankersley is 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA. In 30 innings, he has allowed 26 hits, nine runs, six earned runs, 10 walks and 28 strikeouts. The Alabama sophomore-to-be is tied for the league lead with four wins heading into Wednesday's action.

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