Jun 27, 2024

Mustangs win resumed game with Merchants, drop second game in extra innings

Posted Jun 27, 2024 12:09 PM


St. Joseph Post

The St. Joseph Mustangs resumed a game with the Carroll Merchants on Wednesday - a game that was suspended in the ninth inning Tuesday night due to weather.

The game was resumed in the top of the ninth at Phil Welch Stadium, and the Mustangs held on to win it 5-3. In that first game, East Buchanan graduate Broncho Witt got the win, tossing eight innings and striking out five. He allowed five hits, three earned runs and five walks.

The Mustangs then played a full game against the Merchants Wednesday, which was a scheduled home game. Carroll won that game 15-11 in 11 innings.

The Merchants scored nine runs in the first three innings, but the game was tied 11-11 after the eighth. Carroll scored four runs in the top of the 11th to put it away.

Darius Freeman was 3-for-6 at the plate with a home run and two runs scored for the Mustangs. Easton Bruce returned to the lineup and scored two runs on a hit and two walks.

The Mustangs sit at 23-3 on the season. The Merchants are still the only team to have beaten St. Joseph this season.

St. Joseph is at Chillicothe Thursday night at 7 p.m.