Varsity kicks off tourney with 6-0 win
By Patrick Osborne
Mustang baseball summer Varsity 1 team kicked off the first night of the Bronco Baseball Tournament June 6 with a victory. The Broncos opened up the tournament with a 6-0 win against Midwest City in their first game as host of the tournament.
The first inning was the big inning of the night for Mustang. Skyler Fuller started the game with a lead-off single and things took off from there. John Madison, Trevor Kinsey, Jake Deenen and Cade Fulton all had RBIs, and Mustang went into the second inning leading 6-0.
Although Mustang would go on to advance runners to scoring position in every subsequent inning but one, neither team scored the rest of the game in what turned into an old-fashioned pitchers duel.
Working with a big lead the entire night, junior Hayden Woolsey went the distance on the mound where he pitched a complete game shutout.
“Felt good,” he said. “My pitches felt really good and I just kept pounding the zone.
“My fastball was a little off, but I felt like my curveball was a pretty good pitch tonight,” Woolsey said.
Catching Woolsey all night, sophomore Bobby Covalt was impressed with the young hurler.
“We gave him six runs in the first inning which gave him a lot of confidence,” Covalt said. ”Overall, I thought he look pretty good.”
Mustang graduate and current collegiate baseball player Cole Williams, who is assisting the baseball program this summer on his own time, joined in with Covalt and was also impressed with Woolsey’s performance.
Overall on the night, Williams said he thought the team played well defensively but still had plenty of room for improvement offensively. He said they need to continue playing fundamental baseball as they did in the first inning the whole game and stop trying to do too much at the plate.
After home games this week, the Mustang Varsity 1 team will not return home until next spring when it will gear up for a deep postseason run. Varsity 2 will host its tournament June 12-15.