The Stars continued their winning ways Monday afternoon at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark, as they defeated the Cobras 6-1. The Stars have dominated their Show-Me Collegiate League opponents thus far in the young season, their 10-3 record placing them four and a half games clear of second place.
Stars starter Jonathan Figueroa shut down the Cobras bats, throwing six strong innings while allowing just one run on six hits. The North Carolina Central standout is now 4-0 on the season with a minuscule 0.81 ERA.
The one-two punch of right fielder Manny Lopez and first baseman Matt Brown once again powered the Stars' offense. Brown, who plays his college ball at Missouri State, is now batting an even .400 for the season after going 3-for-5 at the plate today and driving in four of the Stars' six runs. Lopez scored two of those runs, drawing three walks from Cobras pitchers on the day.
Cobras center fielder Mason Janvrin did his best to keep his team in the game, with four hits in his five at-bats. Janvrin leads all Cobras with his .446 batting average, good for second place in the league.
The Wild and Villains will meet up for a doubleheader tomorrow evening, with Game 1 beginning at 5:10 pm. The Show-Me Collegiate League, now in its second year, is a wood-bat league featuring college players from coast to coast.
Tickets are available at the gate at $7, with a $2 discount available for kids 12 and under, senior citizens 60 and older and all active and retired military members.
For ticket info, call (417) 581-1151 or visit the US Baseball website at www.TheUSBaseball.com.