Herd’s Blair Named Starting Pitcher in CCBL All-Star Game

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

HUNTINGTON, WV -- Thundering Herd starting pitcher Aaron Blair is scheduled to make the start in Saturday’s Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game.

 

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on Fox College Sports, while WCAI and the island’s NPR will air radio coverage.

 

First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass.

 

Blair, a rising junior on Marshall’s baseball team, is 6-0 in six starts with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (South Yarmouth, Mass.).The right-hander leads the 10-team CCBL in wins (six) and earned run average (1.27), and ranks second in strikeouts (40).Alongside those 40 strikeouts, Blair has walked only 11 hitters in 35.1 innings.

 

Blair will represent the East Division and will face left-hander Sean Manaea (3-1, 1.67), a rising junior with Indiana State.Manaea leads the CCBL with 66 K’s in 37.2 innings pitched.

 

Links--

CCBL All-Star game page: http://v2.capecodbaseball.org/allstar/2012allstar/

Fox College Sports: http://msn.foxsports.com/fcs

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