Baseball hangs on to defeat Midwest City
By Kyle Salomon,
Despite blowing an 8-0 lead early in the game, Mustang High School’s baseball team defeated Midwest City 11-10 last Saturday at Midwest City.
“We were lucky to come away with a win in that game,” Mustang head coach Scott Selby said. “We jumped on them early and then we just turned our intensity off. You can’t do that in 6A baseball. We started making errors in the field and let them back in the game.”
The Broncos offense was stout in the first four innings, putting 10 runs on the board against the Bombers.
Mustang led 10-3 after the fourth inning, but Midwest City took advantage of Bronco errors and got within one run before MHS was able to solidify the one-run victory.
Sophomore Skyler Fuller was on the mound for the first six innings of the ball game. Sophomore Brent Stephens came into the game in the seventh inning to close for Mustang. Senior Austin Harris caught all seven innings.
“Fuller pitched pretty well for us,” Selby said. “We just couldn’t make plays behind him. Thankfully, we were able to hold on for the win. It’s always good when you’re on the winning side of the scoreboard.”
The win improved Mustang’s overall regular season record to 15-13.
Earlier last week, the Broncos played a two-game district series against Choctaw. MHS hosted the Yellowjackets at home April 14 and traveled to Choctaw April 15.
Mustang split the season series with the Yellowjackets, taking the home game 10-7 and then falling on the road 8-0.
Sophomore right-hander Cade Fulton was on the mound for the Broncos in the home contest against Choctaw. Fulton got the win for MHS. Senior Austin Roberts was on the bump for Mustang in the road loss.
In the home win, the Broncos had to muster a comeback as they scored several runs in the late innings to secure the victory.
MHS was never in the eight-run defeat at Choctaw. The Broncos allowed four runs in the first inning and never got their offense going as the Yellowjackets evened the series.
“We played pretty well on Monday,” Selby said. “That was a good win for us in district play. We played horribly at Choctaw. We couldn’t do anything right in that game. We got down early and it took us out of our offensive game plan.”