July 1, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
Matador pitcher/outfielder Alex Muren has been selected to compete in the 2011 California Collegiate League All-Star Game on July 13, league commissioner Pat Burns announced Friday.
Muren will compete for the CCL Nationals in the third annual affair against the CCL Americans at Casey Stengel Field in Glendale, Calif. in an exhibition showcasing the top 54 prospects in the league at this point in the season.
The game will begin at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally by Fox Sports, airing on local affiliates with reruns in July and August. The contest takes place the day after the MLB All-Star Game and was the only live sporting event on television during primetime hours in 2010, as the MLB has no games scheduled the day after the All-Star Game.
Muren, who plays for the Glendale Angelenos with a number of CSUN teammates, has played in 17 games so far this summer and has collected a .276 batting average. He has 16 hits, including six doubles, a triple and a home run, and has driven in eight while scoring ten runs. Muren has recorded multiple hit games on three occasions and has also stolen eight bases.
The California Collegiate League is a non-profit organization made up of seven amateur clubs in California and Las Vegas. The wood-bat league runs from June 1 through Aug. 15.