Lady Bronco softball team dismantles PC West in opener

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The Lady Bronco softball team made quick work of Putnam City West on the road Thursday afternoon with a five-inning 11-0 win over the Patriots.website commentary new.qxd

Senior pitcher Jayden Chestnut started the game in the circle for Mustang, and in two innings of work struck out six batters and allowed just one base runner, who reached safely on an error.

Freshman Kylie Dodson came in for Chestnut in the bottom of the third inning and held Putnam City West scoreless in two innings of duty in the circle. Dodson had three strikeouts with no walks and allowed two hits in her first varsity outing.

Junior Lexi Vargas started at first base for Mustang, but came in to close the game in the circle in the bottom of the fifth. Vargas had three strikeouts and walked one batter in her one inning of action.

The MHS offense was potent against the Lady Patriot pitching as the Broncos scored in three out of the five innings in the contest. Mustang scored three runs in the first inning, four runs in the second and four in the third inning. They were scoreless in innings four and five.

Senior catcher Jaquelyn Kelm was explosive at the plate for the Lady Broncos as she finished the night with four RBI’s on a two-run homerun and a two-run double. Fellow senior Caisey Jones was also solid at the plate as the short stop had three hits in the game.

Overall, the Mustang defense allowed just four Putnam City West base runners while the offense had 14 total hits in the first game of the season.

Mustang head coach Bryan Howard said he was pleased with the first game of the year.

“It was a good win. Any win is a good win. It’s a good way to start for us. We got a lot of good work in today. Our short game was good today and we got three different pitchers in the game, which helped us get ready for Broken Arrow.”

The Lady Broncos hit the road for Broken Arrow directly following their win at Putnam City West. Mustang is playing in a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday at BA High School. MHS will play six games total in the event.

Kyle Salomon is the sports editor at the Mustang News. He can be reached at ksalomon@mustangnews.info.

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