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Missions Report: Stars Shine in Texas League All-Star Game

Photo: Marcus Pond

Frisco, TX – The Texas League South All-Stars beat the North team by a resounding 10-3 score last night, buoyed by performances from all six Missions representatives.

Luis Urías was the lone Missions starter, and went 1-4 with a bases loaded single that drove in a run.  The shortstop would later come around to score in a seven-run fourth inning that would put the game out of reach.  He made a few plays in the field, and applied the tag on a stolen base attempt, where Torrey Pines High grad Garrett Stubbs (Corpus Christi Hooks) nailed Jack Lopez (Northwest Arkansas Naturals).  Third baseman Ty France entered the game in the 6th, and the San Diego State alum went 0-1 without recording a putout in the field.

While the South wouldn’t score again after that big fourth inning, it was more than enough for their pitching staff, led by four San Antonio pitchers.  Michael Kelly threw a scoreless inning in the second and struck out two batters.  The only hitter to reach base against him was Tyler Marlette (Arkansas Travelers), who struck out but advanced to first after Stubbs failed to corral strike three.

Trey Wingenter entered the game in the seventh, and after a leadoff single, struck out the next batter, and got out of the inning on a double play.  Eric Yardley struck out the side in the eighth, with each batter swinging and missing at strike three.  Kyle Lloyd, who was a late addition to the roster after being promoted to Triple-A El Paso, came in and got the first two outs of the ninth inning after a leadoff walk.  He was lifted in favor of Shane McCain, a pitcher for the host RoughRiders.

San Antonio infielder José Rondon was initially named to the Texas League All-Star team, but was promoted to El Paso last week.  France, who is batting .288/.389/.360 on the year, took his spot on the roster.

Midland RockHounds outfielder B.J. Boyd was named the MVP of the game after going 3-4 with a double and three RBI.  Teammate Max Schrock also went 2-3 and scored twice, while Stubbs went 1-2 with a HBP and a bases clearing triple, which scored Urías in the fourth.