Outlaws first baseman Ramon Osuna Sanchez earned his All-Star roster spot with a .324 batting average built on 34 hits, including 10 doubles. Osuna Sanchez also has driven in 19 runs and scored 13 times for the Outlaws, who will send outfielder Taylor Jones and right-handed pitchers Brandon Agar and Taylor Hicks to the home of the Genesee Rapids tonight.
Jones is batting .277 — third-best on the team — with 14 runs and nine RBIs thus far.
Hicks and Agar rank 1-2 on the Outlaws in strikeouts, with 33 and 28, respectively. Starter Hicks is 4-1 with a 1.97 ERA, giving up seven earned runs on 15 hits in 32 innings pitched. Agar, who finished second to teammate Corey Kafka in the 2013 NYCBL Reliever of the Year voting, has a 2.05 ERA and a team-high three saves this season. He has allowed five earned runs on 11 hits in 22 innings.
Osuna Sanchez also will compete in the NYCBL All-Star Home Run Derby, which starts at 6 p.m. today. Tied with Mauseth and Kyle Brennan for the team lead at one homer apiece, Osuna Sanchez will attempt to beat eight other All-Stars in the derby.
Zephan Kash of the Cortland Crush and Sam Kim of the Geneva Red Wings highlight the derby as they are tied for the league lead with four homers apiece. The field also features Mike Annone of the Geneva Twins (three homers), Mark Lepri of the Olean Oilers (three) and Michael Kerr of the Rapids (two).
Derby participants who are still seeking their first homers of the 2014 season are Sabatino DiNardo of the Wellsville Nitros, Luke Emling of the Chiefs and Tom Nagy of the Syracuse Salt Cats.
The Outlaws will return to regular-season play at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sherrill Silversmiths (15-15), who also will host Oneonta at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Outlaws follow with a 3 p.m. game Friday at the Salt Cats (17-14), who will visit Oneonta for a 7 p.m. game Saturday at Damaschke Field.