St. Joe’s summer college baseball team got out to a quick start as they scored two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Griff Gordon and Zac Johnson.
The Mustangs added three more runs in the second inning as Brandon Huske hit a two-run triple and scored on a balk.
Chillicothe scored one run in the third inning and three in the fourth to pull within one, but St. Joe answered with two in the sixth inning to extend their lead as Gordon and Joe Koeper had one RBI each.
The Mudcats made things interesting against Jarrod Miller in the ninth inning as they scored two runs to make it 7-6 and they had the bases loaded with no outs. Miller then struck out the next two batters and got a ground out to end the game for his first save of the season.
Jerad Hawkins earned the win as he went seven innings and allowed four runs on 10 hits. He struck out two and walked one.
Gordon led the Mustangs’ nine-hit attack as he went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Johnson finished 2-for-4.
St. Joseph returns home Thursday as they host Chillicothe inside Phil Welch Stadium. The first pitch is at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on 680 KFEQ and here on StJosephPost.com.