The only known defenses against being beaten at an RTS by Lonestar are:
1.) Be an Australian, and thus have terrible pings to worldwide servers.
2.) Be Seth (or play allied with Seth).
3.) Get incredibly lucky. The evidence for this has mounted, since it has come to our attention that there has not been a Company of Heroes match between Shep and Lonestar in months, possibly most of a year.
Lonestar signed on to the SDN message board in early '03. In real life, Lonestar served with pride (and occasional bitchin' and moaning) in the USN, followed by work in the IT sector.