Mustangs lose game one of championship series to Sedalia
St. Joe’s summer college baseball team now has to win back-to-back games against the Bombers at Phil Welch Stadium to repeat as league champs.
Sedalia jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three innings and led 3-2 after four, but St. Joseph bounced back and scored four unanswered runs to take a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
Max LeFevre hit a sacrafice fly to score Jake Kretzer in the fifth inning to tie the game, then Shane Segovia drove in two-runs on a triple and Patrick Burkhart singled home Segovia.
The Bombers, who had a season-high 20 hits in the game, rallied back as they scored one run in the sixth, two in the seventh inning to tie the game and they broke a 6-6 tie in the eighth and took the lead for good with four runs off Mustangs’ reliever Phillip Wilson.
St. Joe’s pitchers struggled all night.
Kyle Jackson got the start and allowed three runs on 11 hits in just 4.1 innings. Carlos Rodriguez went 2.1 innings and gave up five hits and three runs. And Wilson sufffered the loss as he allowed four runs on four hits in 1.1 innings of work.
Segovia led the St. Joseph offense as he went 2-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored. Burkhart and Kris Koerper added two hits each, and Jordan Guida scored twice.
Game two of the series will take place Saturday at 7:00 p.m. inside Phil Welch Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 1550 AM.