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Frontier and Can-Am Leagues Set to Meet in 2019 All-Star Game

ROCKLAND BOULDERS TO HOST 2019 CAN-AM / FRONTIER ALL-STAR GAME
For Immediate Release – December 18, 2018

Rockland County, N.Y. — The Rockland Boulders will host the 2019 All-Star Game between the Can-Am League and the Frontier League on Wednesday, July 10, at Palisades Credit Union Park, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital. This will mark the first time that these two independent professional leagues will face each other, and only the third time a Can-Am organization has hosted an All-Star game since the league’s re-formation in 2005.

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Festivities will begin with a home run derby on Tuesday, July 9, with the game the following evening. “We consider this a great holiday gift to our fans,” stated Boulders president Shawn Reilly. “It’s a rare opportunity and we’re very appreciative of the Frontier League and Good Samaritan Hospital making it possible. Many of the best independent pro baseball players in the country will be in our park, and we look forward to putting on a first-class event worthy of that talent.”

“Everyone in the Frontier League is excited to play the Can-Am League in the All-Star Game this year,” noted Frontier League commissioner Bill Lee. “We are also excited to come to Rockland and the New York market. We want to thank the Boulders organization for hosting this event. It will be tremendous for the fans to see the best players of two of the oldest and most established independent leagues in the country showcase their talents. We also believe it is great for the entire independent professional baseball industry that leagues can work together.”

The Frontier League consists of 10 teams from cities in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Formed in 1993, the circuit had 23 player contracts purchased by Major League Baseball organizations last season. Its list of players to appear in the majors includes former Boulder Stephen Cardullo, who was with the Florence Freedom in 2012 before spending three seasons in Rockland en route to a stint with the Colorado Rockies.

“The Can-Am League is pleased to take on the Frontier League in the 2019 All Star Game. For 25 years, the Frontier League has consistently been a formidable force on the independent baseball scene,” added Can-Am League Managing Director Kevin Winn. “I want to thank Frontier League commissioner Bill Lee and Rockland Boulders president Shawn Reilly for putting this event together. I can think of no better venue than Palisades Credit Union Ballpark to host this historic event.”

Now entering its 15th season, the Can-Am League features six clubs in the Northeast U.S. and Canada and plays a 95-game regular season between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 17 league alumni have reached the majors, 15 as players and two as umpires.

The Boulders partnered with Skye Design Studios to develop the 2019 All-Star identity. Based in the greater New York City area, SDS is a national leader in sport branding and identity design, with experience at all levels of collegiate, professional, and minor league sectors within the industry.

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Thoroughbred League All-Star Game Set For Friday

Although the new Thoroughbred League has not gone as smoothly as planned, the league is still up and running.

On Friday July 14th, the league will be holding their first Homerun Derby and All-Star game at the Eagle Sports Complex in Nicholasville, KY.

The Homerun Derby will take place at 4:45pm with the All-Star game starting shortly after at 7:05pm.

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There will be two All-Star teams made up of members from all six teams in the Thoroughbred League.

The two teams will be the Red All-Star team, managed by Scott Nathanson (manager of the Mustangs) and the Blue All-Star team, managed by Sandy DeLeon (manager of the Stallions).

Congratulations to all of the Thoroughbred League All-Stars!

Red All-Star team roster:

Joe Jones
Connor Kelly
Justin Lemanski
Brian Bilello
Chris Allen
Bryan Hoover
Jonathan Piniero
Nicholas Jewett
Brandon Cooksey
Jacob Fabry
Eric Gutierrez
Robbie Ingram
Michael Sanchez
Ryan Dickt
Gerardo Torres
Jeremy Delgado
Nicholas Marigny
Collin Carroll
Sheehan Planas-Arteaga
Ryan Adams
Jose Fernandez
Tony Holt
Elijah Briseno
Jamiel Orozco
James Wong
Omar Llapur
Ryan Cooper
Franklin Romero
Alex Kinch
Kyle Richards

Blue All-Star team roster:

Ricky Martinez
Yuki Maeda
Maximo Rivera
Josue Herrera
Andre Solomon
Henry Blanco
Harold Rosario
Bryan Ferguson
Angel Mejia
Augustin Septimo
Jameson McGrane
Gio Abreau
Robert Peck
Ray Lanners
Cory Slater
Herny Blanco
Danny Arroyo
Dylan Sprague
Yuya Kasahara
Tom Nagy
Ryan Santhon
Evin Lynch
Nick Bozman
Aaron Marshall
Josh Wong
Andres Coll
Josh Wong
Blake Lishka
Brandon Turner
James Dockery
Bud Morton

I know this hasn’t all gone as planned, and it has been a bit of a rough ride for you guys… but you are all very deserving of the All-Star honor!