|JILL FLYNN/ "Bats come alive to humble Skyline"|
Come-back win secures playoff berth. Final home game is Wednesday 4/25, Senior Night.
Another night at the yard, another look at the improbable. The Redmond Mustangs, down 8-0 after the first inning, battled back to defeat the Skyline Spartans 12-8 on a sun-drenched Monday at Hartman Park. The win secures a playoff berth for the Mustangs and places them only a 1/2 game behind the Crest Division leading Spartans.
The win would not have been possible without the pitching effort of senior Thomas Crosley. Coming in down two runs and the bases loaded with nobody out, Crosley worked to minimize the damage. However, due to some bloop hits and fielding miscues, the Spartans put up an eight spot in the first. Though, that would be all she wrote for the Spartan offense as Crosley allowed just two more baserunners in the next 3 2/3 innings of work. Adam Cline came in for the final 2 1/3 to earn his third save on the year.
Offensively, the flood gates opened in the third as the Mustangs plated five. The big blow in this inning came from sophomore Brandon Burditt as he laced a two run double down the line. Redmond would score five more in the fourth as Cody Beliel, Peter Hendron, Lucas Eliason, and Peyton Lutz all notched hits in the inning. Two more insurance runs would be tacked on in the fifth due in part to senior Steven Danek stealing his way home.
Redmond now turns their attention to the Newport Knights for a Wednesday night matchup. First pitch is at 6 pm. This will be the final home game for the 12 Mustang seniors, so come on out and join in the celebration and recognition of these proud Mustangs.
Source: Mustang Baseball website
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