LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC – Coastal Plain League (CPL) Commissioner Justin Sellers announced Wednesday that the Lexington County Blowfish will host the 2023 CPL All-Star Show at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
The two-day event will kick off Tuesday, July 18 with All-Star Fan Fest, a skills competition and a home run derby. The CPL All-Star game will be played Wednesday, July 19, pitting the East Division against the West Division.
This marks the third time the Blowfish organization will host the league’s midsummer classic, having previously hosted the event in 2007 and 2018.
“We are excited about our All-Star event returning to Lexington County,” CPL Commissioner Justin Sellers said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for fans across our footprint to watch some of the best players in the country before they head to the professional ranks. The Blowfish staff has always put on a warm welcome for our players and fans and we’re looking forward to experiencing all the fun they have in store for the 2023 event.”
The CPL All-Star Fan Fest will provide fans an opportunity to meet the players. The skills competition on the field will include bunting and pitching competitions before the home run derby.
Prior to the CPL All-Stars showcasing their offensive skills in the home run derby, local media and celebrities will dig in to compete in their own home run showdown.
“It’s an honor for our organization to host the 2023 CPL All-Star game,” Blowfish General Manager Tony Baldwin said. “The CPL is one of the premier summer collegiate leagues in the country, and it’s very exciting to know that the best players in the league will be able to showcase their skills in this memorable two-day event at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. We look forward to welcoming fans from around the CPL to our community and see some of the game’s up-and-coming stars.”
Over the past two-plus decades, the CPL has seen an average of 2.5 players in its All-Star event go on to reach the Major Leagues. Some former CPL All-stars turned Big Leaguers include Ryan Zimmerman, Kevin Youkilis, Alec Bohm, Nicky Lopez and Jake Cave. Former Blowfish pitcher Taylor Widener was an All-Star in 2015 and later debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020.
Fans who purchase a 10-game, 15-game or full season ticket package with the Blowfish will also receive tickets to both days of the All-Star Show. Single-day tickets for the event will be released ahead of the 2023 season opener. For more information, call the ticket office at (803) 254-3474.