Mustangs get walk-off win in the 11th as they rally past Rossville

Posted 2 years ago

By Dave Riggert

riggertMustangsThe St. Joseph Mustangs won their third straight game Thursday night as they rallied past Rossville in a non-league game and defeated the Rattlers, 5-4, in 11 innings.

St. Joe’s summer college baseball team is now 11-8 and they remain 7-8 in the MINK League.

The Mustangs’ Jeremy Monty hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning as St. Joseph scored two runs after Rossville took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th.

Benton graduate Lucas Powers hit a one-out single to start the rally and eventually scored on a sacrafice fly by Kyle Richards and that set up the game winner for Monty with two outs.

It was Monty’s first RBI of the summer.

St. Joe rallied from a 2-0 deficit as Eric Swain drove in a run in the fourth inning, Kris Koerper had an RBI single in the seventh and the Mustangs took the lead in the eighth with another RBI single from Koerper.

Rossville tied the game in the ninth inning as Kyle Simpson made a throwing error that allowed a run to score.

Jace Anderson earned the win in relief as he went three innings and allowed three hits and one earned run.

Jared Hawkins started for St. Joseph and lasted five innings.  He gave up two runs on five hits, while striking out five batters.

Koerper and Griff Gordon led the Mustangs with two hits each.

St. Joe is back in action Friday as they host Omaha at 7:00 p.m. inside Phil Welch Stadium.