By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The St. Joseph Mustangs scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the Jefferson City Renegades 13-1 Wednesday afternoon in a game that was played in Clarinda, Iowa due to poor field conditions.
The Mustangs tacked on seven more runs in the top of the seventh to pull away. The game was only seven innings long, because Jeff City and Clarinda played after the Mustangs' game.
Lafayette alum Cole Slibowski went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double. Savannah alum Noah Bodenhausen and Mid-Buchanan graduate Brady Holden each had three hits, while Lafayette alum Ike Book had two hits to help the Mustangs improve to 12-8 overall with their third straight win.
Savannah alum Micah Diamond got the win on the mound Wednesday, striking out eight and walking only two. He allowed just one earned run on three hits.
The Mustangs will play rival Chillicothe on the road Thursday at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph has also announced makeup dates for the games that have been recently rained out. Last Thursday’s game against Clarinda has been rescheduled to July 22 and will now be part of a doubleheader, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
Last Friday’s game against Nevada has been rescheduled to July 19 and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets from last Thursday and Friday’s games can be redeemed for any future Mustangs game this season.
The Mustangs also postponed Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Des Moines Peak Prospects due to rain and unsafe field conditions. That doubleheader has been rescheduled to July 13.
St. Joseph is at Clarinda Friday, and comes home to face Chillicothe on Saturday at 7 p.m. That game will be followed by a fireworks spectacular. The Mustangs also host Sedalia on Sunday at 7 as well.