06/07/2014 9:24 PM
The St. Joe Mustangs improve to 5-3 on the year in MINK League play. The Mustangs defeated the Joplin Outlaws 5-2 tonight.
The Mustangs scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Ryan Abernathy scored on a passed ball by the catcher. St. Joe made it 2-0 in the bottom of the second. Francisco Alvarez grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Zac Johnson. The score remained 2-0 until the Outlaws plated one in the top of the sixth inning. The Mustangs answered right back with three in the bottom of the inning to make it 5-1. The Outlaws scored one in the top of the ninth, but the Mustangs held on to win 5-2.
St. Joe received seven innings of one run ball from Brandon Baker. Baker allowed five hits, walked one, but struck out five. Grant Gavin pitched a scoreless eighth and Jon Pomatto allowed one run, but finished the Outlaws in the ninth.
The Mustangs are back in action tomorrow night. They will take on the Ozark Generals down at Meador Park in Springfield, Mo. First pitch is scheduled for five o’clock.