Jun 02, 2024

Mustangs complete perfect homestand, defeat Jefferson City 3-2

Posted Jun 02, 2024 5:47 AM


St. Joseph Post

The St. Joseph Mustangs completed a perfect homestand to start the season, defeating the Jefferson City Renegades 3-2 on Saturday night at Phil Welch Stadium.

It was redemption for the Mustangs, who fell to Jefferson City in the MINK League Championship last season.

After being held hitless for the first two innings, the Mustangs would break through in the bottom of the third inning. Right fielder Frank Gall would lead the inning off with a single, and after stealing both second and third, would be driven in on a single from center fielder Darius Freeman.

The Renegades took a lead in the fifth inning when third baseman Brenden Hemmer would reach first on an error, driving in two, to give Jefferson City a 2-1 lead.

But St. Joseph would tie the game up the very next inning, an RBI double from designated hitter Jackson Glueck driving in Lafayette alum Jayden Little. The Mustangs would go on to take the lead in the seventh, a sacrifice fly from Jordan Black ultimately providing the winning run.

Second baseman Carson Schmidt led the way hitting going 2 for 3. Jase Johnson earned the win, pitching three scoreless innings of relief and Tim Teixiera earned the save.

The Mustangs will now hit the road for the first time this season with a 3-0 record, heading to Carroll, Iowa for a matchup with the Carroll Merchants.