The South All-Stars used big bats and capitalized on poor defense to power past the North All-Stars, 7-5, in the 2013 West Coast League All-Star game Tuesday at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, British Columbia.
Kyle Knigge (Cowlitz Black Bears) lead the South, finishing 2-3 with two runs batted in. Chase Fields (Bend Elks) also had a great night, hitting 2-2 with one run scored. The South All-Stars not only collected 11 hits, but were able to score two runs on wild pitches. Knigge was named the All-Star MVP for his performance.
The Bellingham Bells were represented by first baseman Eric Angerer, third baseman Alex Calbick, second baseman Ryan Yamane, along with pitchers Nate Cole and Marc Huberman. All of the Bells fared well in the All-Star game, particularly Calbick, who finished 2-3 with one run batted in and Cole, who threw one inning, allowing no hits or walks and striking out one.
The 2013 WCL All-Star game also set an attendance record with a record crowd of 4,210. This mark breaks the previous records held by the Corvallis Knights (2011 All-Star Game, 2,517) and Klamath Falls Gems (July 22, 2011 regular-season game, 4,156).
(Tysen Allumbaugh, KPUG Newsroom)