Inaugural PCBL All-Star Game
The Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League (PCBL) is to hold its first-ever all-star game, Sunday, July 22. Being held at Merchants Park in Carroll, Iowa, home of the Carroll Merchants. The day includes a player combine, a home run derby, and all-star game. All teams in the PCBL will be represented, talent from the Albert Lea Lakers, Bancroft Bandits, Carroll Merchants, Peak of Ames, and Storm Lake Whitecaps!
The all-star game is set-up as four-year players versus two-year players; a set-up used to make it easier on collegiate coaches and scouts in attendance. The day is designed for the ball players to showcase their talent on the field in front of both college coaches (for junior college players) and professional baseball scouts.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
11:00 – 11:20am — 60-yard dashes
11:20 – 11:35am — Outfielders throwing [3 to third, 2 to home]
11:35 – 12:00pm — Infielders [backhands, front hands, slow rollers]
12:00 – 12:10pm — Catchers [5 throws to second base]
12:10 – 12:50pm — Batting practice [tentatively 3 rounds of 5]
12:50 – 1:30pm — Bullpens [15 pitches for pitchers not in the game]
2:30 – 3:15pm — Home Run Derby
3:15 – 3:45pm — Home Run Derby Finals
[8 swings, anything not a home run is an out]
4:05pm — First Pitch of the All-Star Game
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