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.
|P||Carl Krumenauer||Tilden Tigers|
|1B||Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers|
|2B||Alex Ruff||Tilden Tigers|
|C||Drew Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers|
|P||PJ LeQuia||Tilden Tigers|
|OF||Cole Zwiefelhofer||Tilden Tigers|
|OF||Jordan Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers|
|OF||Lucas Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers|
|P||Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers|
|DH||Tom Mewhorter||Eau Claire Cavaliers|
|EH||Cole Tyman||Eau Claire Cavaliers|
|Jake Jenneman||Eau Claire Cavaliers|
|OF||Jordan Wilson||Eau Claire Cavaliers|
|C||Noah Lane||Bloomer Woodticks|
|UT||Tanner Linsmeyer||Bloomer Woodticks|
|P||Curtis Dachel||Bloomer Woodticks|
|UT||Ryan Joten||Stanley Slammers|
|OF||Brandon Herrick||Stanley Slammers|
|OF||Tony Riley||Cadott Red Sox|
|2B||Mike Danielson||Cadott Red Sox|
|P||Ben Poppe||Cadott Red Sox|
|UT||Justin Martell||Jim Falls Sturgeons|
|OF||Tristin Hable||Jim Falls Sturgeons|
North squad will be coached by Matt Miller (Eau Claire Cavaliers). Starting line-up to be determined at game time.
|OF||Ty Fadness||Eau Claire Bears|
|DH||Sam Janni||Eau Claire Bears|
|P||Blake Johnson||Eau Claire Bears|
|OF||Todd Lasher||Eau Claire Bears|
|2B||Jeremy Nicolai||Eau Claire Bears|
|OF||Reed Pecha||Eau Claire Bears|
|P||Chevy Tollefson||Eau Claire Bears|
|C||JD Prescher||Eau Claire Bears|
|UT||Alex Jinkins||Eau Claire Bears|
|P||Logan Boettcher||Osseo Merchants|
|P||Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants|
|OF||Ryan Freitag||Osseo Merchants|
|3B||Neil Matson||Osseo Merchants|
|C||Todd Wienkes||Osseo Merchants|
|OF||Joel Effertz||Eau Claire Rivermen|
|C||Andy Niese||Eau Claire Rivermen|
|P||Tyler Gray||Eau Claire Rivermen|
|SS||Dayton Gutsch||Eau Claire Rivermen|
|1B||Jordan Hauser||Whitehall Wolves|
|3B||Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves|
|2B||Nate Pronchinske||Whitehall Wolves|
|P||Troy Sharpe||Whitehall Wolves|
|UT||James Gilbertson||Augusta Athletics|
|OF||Matthew Gilbertson||Augusta Athletics|
|P||Logan Berg||Beef 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.