06/05/2014 9:38 PM
In what could have been Kyle Gehrs last start for the Mustangs, he went out with a bang. Gehrs threw 154 pitches in the Mustangs’ 4-2 victory tonight over the Clarinda A’s.
The lefty from Independence, Missouri, ran into trouble in the first. Gehrs walked four batters in the inning, but only allowed one run. In the second inning, after a throwing error put a runner on third, a groundout to second scored the A’s second run of the night. After that, Gehrs settled in. Gehrs pitched five and two-thirds innings of shutout ball to finish his night. Gehrs threw a total seven and two-thirds innings, while striking out ten.
Gehrs improves to 2-0 on the season. Austin Aspegren threw a third of an inning and Brett Ash recorded his fifth save of the season.
Behind Gehrs’ performance, the Mustangs’ offense gave him some help. Ryan Abernathy hit a one out single and scored on a RBI triple by Mike Sherburne. On a wild pitch, Sherburne scored to give the Mustangs the 2-1 edge. Then with two outs, Zac Johnson hit a RBI single to make it a 3-1 lead. The Mustangs added an insurance run in the seventh on a throwing error that scored Sherburne.
The Mustangs are back in action tomorrow night. They take on the Mustangs’ Alumni in an exhibition contest. First pitch is scheduled for seven o’clock.