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Mustangs walk off, sweep Griffons in double header

Brady Anderson drove in the winning run in game one of Wednesday's double header against the Nevada Griffons.
07/21/2016 4:38 AM -

 SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. – The St. Joseph Mustangs swept the Nevada Griffons during Wednesday night’s double header at Phil Welch Stadium to keep their 2016 MINK playoff hopes alive.

Game 1

Game one of the double header started with the top of the tenth inning and was a resumption of a 9-9 tie that was postponed due to darkness on July 6.

In the innings previous to Wednesday night, St. Joe gave up a 5-run 9-4 lead in the ninth inning after relief pitcher Jonathan Lynch threw two-thirds of an inning giving up five unearned runs on two hits, three walks, a hit batter and a strikeout.

The Mustangs blanked the Griffons in the top of the tenth as right-handed pitcher Steve D’Amico came in going one inning and striking out two Griffons.

In the bottom of the tenth, the Mustangs rallied with a leadoff single by third baseman Davey Casciola. Brett Marr reached first base with an error by the pitcher Aaron Barteau. Mustangs’ designated hitter Connor Bacon walked to load the bases, and Brady Anderson drove in the winning run on a walk-off line drive to center field after coming in to pinch hit.

The Mustangs won the first game 10-9 on 14 hits, eight walks, and three Griffons’ errors.

Game 2

St. Joseph scored all three of their runs in game two in the third inning after five straight hits that included three straight doubles, and defeated the Nevada Griffons 3-2 in game two.

Mustangs’ left fielder Jacob Richardson got the first double of the inning and came into score on a double by Casciola. Designated hitter Kyle Uhrich then smacked his eleventh double of the year to left field to drive in Casciola, while Bacon and Marr came through with back-to-back singles to put the Mustangs up 3-0.

The last seven days Casciola has hit three doubles with four RBIs.

Marr finished the evening 2-3 with a walk and a stolen base, while Uhrich went 2-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Southpaw Jacob Hurst started for the Mustangs earning his fourth win of 2016 on six innings pitched, two earned runs, six hits, three walks with a career and season high six strikeouts for the St. Joseph Mustangs.

Lynch came into pitch in the seventh inning, redeeming himself from his outing on July 6 by earning the hold with two scoreless innings with no hits allowed and two strikeouts.

In the ninth inning, closer Steve D’Amico got two quick outs before allowing one walk and ending the game on a swinging strikeout.

St. Joe stole six bases on the evening without being caught once.

Nevada’s starting pitcher Doug Molzahn came into Wednesday’s matchup with a 1.90 ERA and a 2-0 record with 28 strikeouts and 12 walks. However, the Mustangs roughed up Molzahn on three earned runs, seven hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

St. Joseph closes out the Mustangs-Griffons 2016 regular season series with two wins and four losses.

The Mustangs improve to 31-14 overall with a 23-13 record in the MINK North.

Tomorrow night the Mustangs travel to take on the Ozark Generals in a double header. 

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