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Five Bells selected to WCL All-Star Game

Bellingham Bells outfielder Aaron Stroosma hits an RBI single against Klamatha Falls in July 2014. Stroosma was one of five Bells selected to the WCL All-Star Game, which will be held Monday, July 20, at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham.
Bellingham Bells outfielder Aaron Stroosma hits an RBI single against Klamatha Falls in July 2014. Stroosma was one of five Bells selected to the WCL All-Star Game, which will be held Monday, July 20, at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The Bellingham Bells announced that West Coast League president Dennis Koho has unveiled the league’s rosters for the 2015 West Coast League All-Star Game, which will be held on Monday, July 20, at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham.

The North squad — made up of players from host team Bellingham, Kelowna, Victoria, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima — will be managed by Jeff James, head coach of the 2014 West Coast League champion Bellingham Bells. The South team — comprised of players from Bend, Cowlitz, Corvallis, Kitsap, Klamath Falls and Medford — will be coached by Corvallis Knights’ manager Brooke Knight.

The Bells had five players selected to the All-Star Game: catcher Bronson Larsen (.333 avg, 15 HR, 5 R, 10 RBI), first baseman Andrew Reichenbach (.318 avg., 1 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 2 SB), outfielder Aaron Stoosma (.279 avg., 12 R, 5 RBI, 18 SB) and ptchers Justin Calomeni (1-0, 1.45 ERA, 121/3 IP, 13 K) and Andrew Kemmerer (1-0, 1.18 ERA, 301/3 IP, 19 K).

Former major league pitcher Jamie Moyer and Seattle Mariners director of amateur scouting Tom McNamara will be on hand at the All-Star Game, hosted by the Bellingham Bells and presented by John Howie Restaurants.

Moyer, who had a successful 25-year career in the big leagues, won a world series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. After retiring in 2011, Moyer and his wife Karen have devoted their time to the Moyer Foundation, which financially supports programs that directly serve the critical needs of children in distress.

Moyer will be joined by Tom McNamara, the director of amateur scouting for the Seattle Mariners. McNamara played one season in the Seattle Mariners organization, in Bellingham for the Bellingham Mariners.

Festivities on Monday, July 20, will kick off with a home run derby starting at 5:30 p.m. First pitch of the All-Star Game will take place at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open to the general public at 4:30 p.m. and the first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a All-Star Game logo baseball, presented by John Howie Restaurants. The game will be followed by post-game awards and a fireworks show.

WCL All-Stars

NORTH

C: Bronson Larsen, Bellingham

C: Brandon Oliver, Kelowna

1B: Max Carter, Kelowna

1B: Andrew Reichenbach, Bell.

2B: Parker Coss, Walla Walla

3B: Hunter Villanueva, Kelowna

OF: Justin Flores, Kelowna

OF: Sheldon Liikala, Wenatchee

OF: Kyle Nixon, Walla Walla

OF: Aaron Stroosma, Bell.

OF: Jace VandeBrake, Yakima

P: Jayse Bannister, Kelowna

P: Justin Calomeni, Bell.

P: Micah Gorman, Walla Walla

P: Andrew Kemmerer, Bell.

P: Easton Lucas, Walla Walla

P: Wyatt Mills, Yakima

P: Darrion Simons, Yakima

P: Dominic Topoozian, Victoria

P: Hunter Wells, Wenatchee

SOUTH

C: Gunner Pollman, Klamath Falls

C: Louis Wolf, Bend

1B: Lorin Archibald, Cowlitz

1B: Jake Scudder, Kitsap

2B: West Tunnell, Bend

3B: Tyler Davis, Bend

OF: Ryan Aguilar, Cowlitz

OF: Christian Cavaness, Bend

OF: Derron Davis, Medford

OF: Cooper Hummel, Bend

OF: Dan Mayer, Medford

P: Joe Balfour, Cowlitz

P: Adam Cline, Kitsap

P: Slater Lee, Corvallis

P: Patrick McGuff, Bend

P: Callahan Neely, Cowlitz

P: Lars Rider, Cowlitz

P: Nate Simmons, Kitsap

P: Mickey Walker, Klamath Falls

P: Jordan Wilcox, Bend

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