Baseball team steals home against Edmond North
By Patrick Osborne,
Mustang’s baseball team picked up a hard-earned 6-4 comeback win against Edmond North last Friday at home.
Trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Bronco bats came alive for a five-run inning.
Austin Roberts started things off by reaching base, then coming around to score to cut the lead to two. Then with bases loaded, Skyler Fuller rocketed a line drive to the right-field wall to pick up a bases-clearing triple. Fuller finished off the scoring by stealing home to take the Mustang lead to 6-4.
Roberts, who went the distance on the mound, finished the game with a three-up three-down inning to pick up the win. He gave up five hits and had 11 strikeouts. The senior pitcher also helped himself at the plate, scoring once and going 2-3.
Mustang head coach Scott Selby said even though Roberts didn’t have his best stuff at times on the mound, he buckled down and competed, and ended with a good result.
Edmond North got things going early, scoring two runs with two outs in the top of the first inning on a Mustang error.
After Tyler Goble scored a run for the Broncos in the third to cut the deficit to 2-1, the Huskies responded with two more runs in the fifth to make it 4-1.
Goble went 2-3 at the plate while also adding some solid defensive play at second base. Fuller also finished with a strong night offensively, going 3-4 at the plate with three RBIs.
Selby said games similar to this are what to expect this year.
“This is who we are. We have to battle every time and do things right. Our margin of error isn’t that big.”
After the win Mustang now has a record of 3-1 on the year. With so many young and inexperienced guys inserted into the lineup this year, a win like this was much-needed, Selby said.
“Big win, we need wins like that to get a little confidence. We still have a long way to go. We are still making a few mistakes that cost us runs here and there that need to get corrected, but big win,” Selby said.
Mustang is back in action over spring break with games Friday and Saturday. On Friday the Broncos travel to Edmond Memorial to challenge Olathe South from Olathe, Kan., then Saturday they take on Guthrie at Guthrie High School.
The next home game is March 25 at 4:30 p.m. when the Broncos host district opponent Edmond Santa Fe.