CRBL 2019 All-Star’s Selected

The north and south participants for the Chippewa River Baseball League (CRBL) All-Star game have been selected by the 12 team managers. Hosted by the Cadott Red Sox at Cadott High School on July 7th at 1 pm, it represents the league’s 63rd all-star game. The Eau Claire Bear’s have the most players represented with nine players selected.

North All-Stars

PCarl KrumenauerTilden Tigers
1BJon SchochTilden Tigers
2BAlex RuffTilden Tigers
CDrew SteinmetzTilden Tigers
PPJ LeQuia Tilden Tigers
OFCole ZwiefelhoferTilden Tigers
OFJordan SteinmetzTilden Tigers
OFLucas SteinmetzTilden Tigers
PPaul PetitEau Claire Cavaliers
DHTom MewhorterEau Claire Cavaliers
EHCole TymanEau Claire Cavaliers
Jake JennemanEau Claire Cavaliers
OFJordan WilsonEau Claire Cavaliers
CNoah LaneBloomer Woodticks
UTTanner LinsmeyerBloomer Woodticks
PCurtis DachelBloomer Woodticks
UTRyan JotenStanley Slammers
OFBrandon HerrickStanley Slammers
OFTony RileyCadott Red Sox
2BMike DanielsonCadott Red Sox
PBen PoppeCadott Red Sox
UTJustin MartellJim Falls Sturgeons
OFTristin HableJim Falls Sturgeons

North squad will be coached by Matt Miller (Eau Claire Cavaliers). Starting line-up to be determined at game time.

South All-Stars

OFTy FadnessEau Claire Bears
DHSam JanniEau Claire Bears
PBlake JohnsonEau Claire Bears
OFTodd LasherEau Claire Bears
2BJeremy NicolaiEau Claire Bears
OFReed PechaEau Claire Bears
PChevy TollefsonEau Claire Bears
CJD PrescherEau Claire Bears
UTAlex JinkinsEau Claire Bears
PLogan BoettcherOsseo Merchants
PLuke EideOsseo Merchants
OFRyan FreitagOsseo Merchants
3BNeil MatsonOsseo Merchants
CTodd WienkesOsseo Merchants
OFJoel EffertzEau Claire Rivermen
CAndy NieseEau Claire Rivermen
PTyler GrayEau Claire Rivermen
SSDayton GutschEau Claire Rivermen
1BJordan HauserWhitehall Wolves
3BScott HovellWhitehall Wolves
2BNate PronchinskeWhitehall Wolves
PTroy SharpeWhitehall Wolves
UTJames GilbertsonAugusta Athletics
OFMatthew GilbertsonAugusta Athletics
PLogan BergBeef River Bullfrogs

South squad will be coached by Luke Anderson (Osseo Merchants). Starting line-up to be determined at game time.

Facts and Information

  • 63rd All-Star game in CRBL history
  • 47th match-up within the North vs. South format. The years for this series include: 1950, 52, 55-56, 67, 72-73, 84-2007, and 2009 to present.
  • The South leads the series 31 to 15.
  • The South won last year (2018) in Whitehall, 8 to 3. Ryan Freitag (OF/Osseo) was named MVP.
  • The EC Rivermen’s Andy Niese will be making his 20th All-Star game appearance, the most of anyone playing in this year’s contest, and tied for the most all-time in CRBL history with Bloomer legend Scott Stuckert.
  • Eau Claire Bear Todd Lasher will be making his 13th all-star game showing while teammates Brian Menard and Reed Pecha will each be making their 11th appearance each.
  • Augusta’s James Gilbertson will be appearing in his 10th CRBL All-Star game.
  • The first All-Star game in CRBL history took place in 1909 with the Eau Claire Giants beating the Chippewa Valley League All-Stars 1 to 0 at Driving Park in Eau Claire.
  • The last time Cadott hosted a CRBL All-Star game was in 1950. In that game, the North was victorious 9 to 0 over the South Division.
  • The Chippewa River Baseball League Hall of Fame will officially induct and recognize four more individuals at this year’s All-Star classic. This will bring the total to 72 members. That elite group represents just .576 of 1% of the estimated 12,500+ people that have been part of the league’s rich history.

First Half News & Notes

May 15th – Paul Petit (Eau Claire Cavaliers) throws a no-hitter and finishes with 16 strikeouts in a 19-0 win over the Cadott Red Sox. The game ended after 7 innings.

May 22nd – Logan Boettcher (Osseo Merchants) throws a no-hitter in a 14-0 win over Beef River Bullfrogs. The game ended after 7 innings.

May 22nd – Tyler Hermann (Eau Claire Cavaliers) goes 5 for 5 in a 12-2 win over the Jim Falls Sturgeons. 

June 15th – Logan Boettcher (Osseo Merchants) throws a one-hitter in a 17-0 win versus the Cadott Red Sox.

June 15th – Luke Eide (Osseo Merchants) throws a one-hitter in a 11-0 win against the Cadott Red Sox.

June 19th – Logan Boettcher (Osseo Merchants) throws a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Whitehall Wolves.

June 23rd – Paul Petit (Eau Claire Cavaliers) throws a one-hitter against Beef River Bullfrogs in a 10-0 win.

Todd Lasher recorded his 400th hit in CRBL league play.