BATON ROUGE, La. – Matty Ott and Tyler Hanover of LSU have been selected to play in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 28 at Fenway Park in Boston.
Tickets are now on sale for the game, which is returning to Fenway Park for the second straight year. The family friendly event will feature a pre-game Home Run Derby, an autograph session with the all-stars, and a silent auction filled with baseball memorabilia. Discounted concession items will also be available.
Tickets are general admission and priced at only $10. To purchase tickets, fans can log on to www.redsox.com/capecod or call (877) REDSOX-9.
"Each summer, the Cape League All-Star Game is our premier showcase event," Cape Cod League President Judy Walden Scarafile said. "It is eagerly anticipated by everyone connected with the league, especially our players and our many fans. Having it take place at Fenway, America's most beloved ballpark, is only fitting as we celebrate the 126th year of Cape Cod baseball. Last year's event at Fenway, in spite of inclement weather, was a huge success. We are thrilled to be returning."
Ott, a junior right-hander from Chalmette, La. has pitched brilliantly as the closer for the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners, posting a 2-0 record with a 0.50 ERA in 18 innings. Ott has collected six saves while recording three walks and 16 strikeouts, limiting opponents to a .121 batting average.
Hanover, a junior infielder from Kernersville, N.C., was selected for the CCL All-Star Game for the second straight summer. He is batting .308 for the Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.) Red Sox with nine doubles, nine RBI, six steals and 14 runs scored in 28 games.
The Cape League, founded in 1885, is celebrating its 126th season. The league traces its roots to July 4, 1885, when a "base ball" game was played in Sandwich between teams representing Sandwich and Barnstable (proclaimed on a poster in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown). The league's so-called "modern era" began in 1963 with the merger of the former Upper Cape and Lower Cape leagues and the appointment of Daniel J. Silva as commissioner.
(Courtesy: LSU Athletics Department)