For the first time in MCL history, the Bloomington Bobcats were represented in the All-Star game ending last night in a 10-2 victory for the Blue Team.
Managed by former Lexington Snipes coach, Billy DuBois, the MCL White All-Stars were compiled of 11 Oilmen, 6 Vikings and 6 Bobcats.
Cody Rogers, Mitch Weis, Grant Anderson, Pat Mollo, Kody Silverthorn and Garrett Shea were the 6 Bobcats represented, and they represented the Bobcats lustrously both on the mound and at the plate.
In batting practice, the White All-Stars made a habit of launching baseballs over the 50-ft tall left field. However, the game ended with the runner-up accumulated only 2 runs on 6 hits in which Bobcat jerseys took plenty credit for.
Singles were acquired by Rogers, Anderson and Mollo while Shea drove Mollo in on a sac-fly to center to score the first run for the White team. Shea also reached base by a hit-by-pitch in his second at bat.
On the hill, Weis and Silverthorn both pitched the 2nd and 7th innings respectively and only threw 20 pitches combined in two innings pitched.
In the second, Weis sat down 3 out of 4 only allowing a 2-out base hit to right field with zero runs scored. As for the seventh, Silverthorn hurled 12 pitches, striking out two and allowing zero runs scored. Weis and Silverthorn chalked up 2 of the 5 scoreless innings for the White All-Stars.
Heading into the second half of the season, the Bobcats stand in a solid position to get back to .500 and earn their place in the post season.
After dropping 8 straight in the league, the Cats have won 3 straight to set their mark to 13-14.
Standing 1 whole game behind the Admirals and 0.5 games above the Vikings, the race to stay in the playoffs will remain tight.
The Cats will continue their season tomorrow as they will host the DuPage County Hounds at O’Neil Park in Bloomington.