RALEIGH, N.C. – Virginia Commonwealth University junior pitcher Seth Cutler-Voltz has been named the starter for the American League squad in Monday's Coastal Plain League All-Star game in Fayetteville, N.C.
The right-handed ace is a member of two-time defending league champion Forest City Owls, who finished last year as the nation's fourth-ranked summer collegiate wood bat franchise after garnering a No. 1 ranking in 2009. Cutler-Voltz enters the CPL all-star break sporting a 3-2 record including a 1.95 ERA - best among the team's starting pitchers. He has allowed just nine earned runs in 42.0 innings of work, while posting 29 strikeouts.
The Richmond, Va., native has become a fixture in the Forest City rotation over the last two summers. During his two seasons in the league, Cutler-Voltz is 6-3 with a 1.95 ERA, including 65 strikeouts in 83.0 innings. He was 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA in 2010.
Earlier this month, he tossed seven innings, scattering three runs on six hits while fanning seven batters in an exhibition contest against the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars. Cutler-Voltz took the loss despite holding the Japanese offense at bay – the Owls trailed 3-1 after seven innings – but Japan scored five runs on four errors in the top of the eighth to seal the win.
Cutler-Voltz has appeared in 53 games with 34 starts, totaling 11 wins during his three seasons at VCU. He earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a sophomore going 8-4 with a 3.47 ERA including five complete games.
The CPL festivities kick off with a Fan Fest on July 17, highlighted by the league's annual Home Run Derby, before the all-star game takes place Monday, July 18 at J.P. Riddle Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.