Mustangs sweep doubleheader at Chillicothe
The Mustangs won game one, 6-0, and cruised to a 6-2 win in game two.
St. Joseph improves to 17-7 and 13-7 in the MINK League and they’ve won three straight games. The Mustangs have also won nine of their last 10 games and they’re 15-3 in their last 18 ballgames.
In the opener, Missouri Western’s Kyle Simpson led the way with three hits and four RBI. Mark Robinette added two hits and he drove in two runs, while Maxime LeFevre scored twice.
Adam Maddox picked up his first win this season as he threw six shutout innings in the seven inning game. He allowed just one hit, struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
In game two, St. Joe fell behind 2-1 after two innings but then the Mustangs scored single runs in the third and fourth inning and pulled away with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth inning.
St. Joseph took advantage of five Chillicothe errors as they scored six unearned runs.
Benton graduate Jake Kretzer finished 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Patrick Burkhart added two hits and Robinette scored three runs.
Carson Smith earned the win in relief as he went 1.1 innings and allowed just one hit and no runs.
Bubba Blau started the game lasted only 3.2 innings. He gave up five hits and two runs, while striking out five batters and walking three.
The Mustangs are back on the road Wednesday as they play at Ozark. The first pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. and you can listen to the game on 680 KFEQ.