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Mustangs fall in tough loss

06/09/2017 9:52 AM -

Bats stuttered and errors were costly as the Mustangs fell to the Outlaws for their first home loss on the season.

 

Joplin ace Jake Patterson pitched to near perfection as he left Mustangs batters dazed and confused as the Mustangs suffered a 5-1 defeat.

 

For the Mustangs it was one brutal day at the ballpark, but it didn’t seem to be at the start. The Mustangs would take control early as they led off the bottom of the second with three straight hits. With bases loaded and no outs the Mustangs would plate one lone run on a RBI groundout from Easton Fortuna.

 

The Mustangs would hold the advantage for two more innings, before all the momentum switched to the Outlaws. In the top of the fourth mistakes finally got to the Mustangs as they finally felt the burden of loose control on the mound. Starting pitcher Josh Monson gave Joplin a lead off walk and soon after would pay for it as a double along with a single would score two giving the Outlaws a 2-1 lead. Monson would end his day an inning later as he went five innings pitched allowing two earned runs, but walked four and hit two batters.

 

Starting into the sixth inning the plague of mistakes would rear its ugly head for reliever Steve D’Amico. For Joplin the first two batters were able to reach, but the third batter brought a storm of mistakes for the Mustangs. As the batter laid down a bunt D‘Amico picked it up and turned to get the lead runner at third, but missed the target as it sailed over the third baseman's head. The ball would roll all the way to the wall and what seemed to be a simple bunt would turn into a triple. Four pitches later the nail would be put in the coffin as the runner on third scored off of a wild pitch to give Joplin the 5-1 lead.

 

The Mustangs were given no more opportunities to score as they were torched by the Outlaw pitching for only one hit in the final three innings.

 

This loss brings the Mustangs to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in MINK League play. The Mustangs to avenge this defeat as they face off against the Joplin Outlaws again today in the second of the three game series.

 



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