St. Joseph jumps on Chillicothe early and coasts to 14-0 win

riggertMustangsThe St. Joseph Mustangs won their second consecutive game against Chillicothe Thursday night with a 14-0 victory against the Mudcats inside Phil Welch Stadium.

St. Joe’s summer college baseball team improves to 22-15 and 18-15 in the MINK League.

The Mustangs put the game away early as they scored seven runs in the first inning.  All the runs were unearned because of two Mudcat errors, but St. Joe sent 11 men to the plate and had seven hits in the opening frame.

That was more than enough for Mustangs’ starter Aaron Baker.  He threw six scoreless innings and allowed only three hits.  Baker threw only 56 pitches in six innings and imporves to 6-1 with a 1.02 ERA this season.

Shane O’Connell led St. Joseph’s 15-hit attack as he finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Brandon Huske, Griff Gordon, Joe Koeper and Jeremy Monty added two hits each, while Zac Johnson hit a two-run home run and finished with three RBI.

The Mustangs are back on the road Friday night as they play at Sedalia.  The first pitch is at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN 1550 AM and here on