USC Beaufort pitchers and Beaufort High School graduates Junior Delatorre and Ben Sauls have been named to the 2012 Collegiate Baseball League's All-Star team, with the game set for Tuesday at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y.
The CBL, located in the Hudson Valley of New York, is a summer wooden-bat league that features NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA players. Delatorre and Sauls play for the Connecticut Titans, who are 15-6 and leading their division entering the break.
"These guys know how to play the game, and it is clear they love the game," CBL commissioner Tim Croker said Wednesday. "We have guys from Texas A&M, the University of Virginia, Clemson, Stony Brook, Coastal Carolina, etc., in the league, and there is no doubt these guys can to toe-to-toe with anyone. They play baseball the way it is supposed to be played."
Delatorre and Sauls are in a starting rotation ranked third in the league with a 2.21 ERA. Delatorre boasts a 3-0 mark with a 1.05 ERA. Sauls (1-2) has a 3.28 ERA.
Titans head coach Roger Dean, a former player and scout with the Detroit Tigers organization, said, "Delatorre and Sauls get it. These guys are relentless. They work hard, play hard and want to win in the worst way."
Delatorre, a rising sophomore, had a 1.42 ERA and one save in 25 1/3 innings pitched over 15 games for the Sand Sharks, while Sauls, who transferred to USC Beaufort after two seasons at USC Aiken, didn't pitch in 2012.
Dutchess Stadium is the home of the Tampa Bay Rays short-season Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades, as well as the CBL's Titans.