Summer baseball in full swing for Mustang
By Patrick Osborne,
The Mustang baseball program finished a busy weekend as the three summer teams competed in different tournaments around the area.
The freshmen came away with the best weekend, taking home the Zorian tournament championship with a 7-3 win against Deer Creek in Guthrie.
Mustang is back in tournament action this weekend when they travel to Edmond Memorial for the Bulldog tournament. The freshmen have no remaining home games before the end of the season tournament, which begins next week.
Just behind the freshmen was the Varsity 2 team. The hosts of their own tournament took second place to Edmond North even though they finished 4-0 on the weekend.
Mustang defeated Midwest City, Putnam City, Putnam City North and Yukon in the tournament, giving up just eight runs through the four games. Edmond North won the tournament on a tiebreaker, which was number of runs allowed. The Huskies gave up just six runs through their tournament run.
Head coach Cody Price said the Broncos started slow the first two games of the tournament but looked much better the final two games in what was a total team effort.
The Broncos will be right back in tournament action this weekend as they travel to Putnam City for the Putnam City North tournament starting today and continuing through Sunday. Varsity 2 has four remaining home games left before the playoffs begin next week.
Varsity 1 took second place from their version of the Zorian tournament, losing 8-0 against Deer Creek in the championship game.
“We competed well,” sophomore Ryan Reed said. “We just sort of ran out of gas at the end against Deer Creek. They came out swinging the bats well. We had some hard hits that just didn’t fall.”
Mustang started the tournament strong, beating 5A state champions Carl Albert, Midwest City and Tuttle. The loss to the Antlers snapped a 13-game win streak for the Broncos.
“Overall I thought we played pretty well,” junior Cade Fulton said. “We were great on the mound all weekend. Things just sort of snowballed in the final game. We can use this as motivation to continue to get better the rest of the summer heading into spring.”
Mustang will head down Mustang Road today for the start of the Yukon tournament that will run through Sunday. Varsity 1 has no remaining home games left before the end of the season playoffs begin next week.