All-stars added After already having manager Mike Levandosky as well as players Torey Scott, Bryan White and Vince Lujan named to the MSBL’s all-star roster, the Farmers had a couple more join the team as part of the six extra players chosen by the coaching staff. Isaac Rodriguez and Ian Hockin are both now MSBL all-stars, joining the squad that will be facing off against Winnipeg’s senior league all-star team. Rodriguez, a pitcher and fielder, had made eight appearances on the mound this year, including five starts, and has amassed five wins, 32 strikeouts and a 3.57 ERA. Batting, Rodriguez has appeared in 13 games, knocked in seven RBIs and batted .269. Recent results: Brandon 6 - Neepawa 0 The Farmers were outgunned Friday, July 6, losing 6-0 to the Brandon Cloverleafs. Brandon drove home one run in the first inning, two in the sixth and three in the seventh en route to the win. Josh Loewen took the loss pitching for Neepawa after allowing three runs - two off errors - in six innings pitched. Tyler Reiner allowed three runs off four hits in one inning of relief while Vince Lujan closed out the ninth inning striking out two of three batters faced. The Farmers had seven hits on the night, all from different players. Neepawa 4 - Reston 8 The Farmers dropped their first game in the important doubleheader Sunday, July 8 in Neepawa with the Rockets. Reston led the whole game, grabbing three runs in the third inning and continuing to add to the total until the scoreline reached 8-4 in its favour. Farmers Tyler Reiner allowed seven runs - three off errors - in five innings to take the loss while Josh Loewen allowed one run in four innings in relief. Without recording a hit, Jason Vinnell was able to lead the offense for Neepawa bringing in two RBIs while getting walked twice and hit-by-pitch once. Ian Hockin and Cam Tibbett had one RBI apiece. Neepawa 4 - Reston 1 The Farmers rebounded Sunday night to keep the advantage in the race for the MSBL’s regular season title. Neepawa brought in three runs in the fourth inning and another run in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead. Reston responded with a single run in the sixth, but the Farmers held on for a 5-1 win. Isaac Rodriguez earned the win on the mound, pitching eight innings and striking out three while allowing only four hits and one run. Greg Hockin pitched in the ninth inning to earn the save, allowing no runs. Hockin has yet to allow a run in 11.2 innings of relief, as of Friday.