UCLA's Jermaine Curtis Selected to Cape Cod League All-Star Team

July 23, 2007

CAPE COD, Mass. - UCLA's Jermaine Curtis has been selected a starting third baseman in the 2007 Cape Cod League All-Star game. Curtis, a 2007 All-Pac-10 selection, has tallied a .321 batting average (27-for-84) in 22 games as the Chatham A's third baseman.

Curtis has belted two home runs, one triple and four doubles this summer in the Cape Cod League, widely considered the most competitive summer baseball league. The Bruins' third baseman has also totaled 17 runs, 17 RBI, 12 walks and three stolen bases.

Curtis is one of 44 players who will have the opportunity to play in the 45th annual Cape Cod League All-Star Game on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. (PST). Saturday's contest will be broadcast on the New England Sports Network (NESN) on Monday, July 30, at 4 p.m. (PST).

Last spring, Curtis enjoyed a sensational sophomore campaign. The Fontana, Calif., resident collected a .329 batting average, 33 RBI, 30 runs, four home runs, eight doubles and a .412 on-base percentage in 37 starts. Curtis hit .500 (7-for-14) in three NCAA Regional games to capture All-Long Beach Regional MVP honors.

Rounding out the starters for the East All-Stars include Brewster's first baseman Yonder Alonso (Miami) and left fielder Charlie Cutler (California); Harwich second baseman Cole Figueroa (Florida); Yarmouth-Dennis right-hander Eddie Burns, catcher Jason Castro (Stanford), shortstop Gordon Beckham and center fielder Collin Cowgill (Kentucky); Chatham designated hitter Allan Dykstra (Wake Forest); and Orleans right fielder Dennis Raben (Miami).

The starting lineup for the West All-Stars features Bourne's second baseman Kevin Hoef (Iowa), center fielder Ben Guez (William and Mary) and right-hander Aaron Crow; Wareham catcher Josh Phegley (Indiana); Hyannis first baseman Shane Peterson (Long Beach State) and designated hitter Dan Brewer (Bradley); Falmouth third baseman Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State), left fielder Aja Barto (Tulane) and right fielder Matt Hague (Washington); and Cotuit shortstop Reese Havens (South Carolina).

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