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Mustangs rally to top Clarinda

06/13/2019 8:53 AM -

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— The St. Joseph Mustangs baseball club ended a two-game losing skid Wednesday,beating the Clarinda A’s in a one-game stint, 4-2.

After a scoreless top of the first inning by Clarinda, St. Joseph (12-3, 11-3 MINK) strikes first coming off an error made by the A’s pitcher. After a quick first out, shortstop Jack Wagner singled through the middle of the infield to give the Mustangs their first baserunner. With two outs, designated hitter Terrance Spurlin singled by hitting a blooper that dropped in the shallow outfield and advanced Wagner to third base. With Karl Koerper at the plate, an error was made by the pitcher, scoring Wagner and giving St. Joe the early 1-0 advantage.

In the top of the second, Clarinda scored two runs of its own, controlling a one-run lead heading into the home half of the inning, 2-1.

After forcing the A’s into a one-two-three inning in the top of the third, the Mustangs quickly loaded the bases in the bottom of the third, but left them stranded and the lead at 2-1 in favor of Clarinda.

Ending their five-inning, scoreless streak, catcher Jordan Maxson slugged a three-run homer to deep center field to give the Mustangs the lead, 4-2, heading into the top of the eighth. Infielder Jackson Dierenfeldt led off the inning by slapping a single through the left side of the infield. Dierenfeldt advanced to second base on the next at-bat by Wagner, who was hit by a pitch. Maxson stepped into the batter’s box and recorded three RBI on the home run.

The Mustang offense heated back up in the bottom of the eighth, adding two more insurance runs to give them their biggest lead of the evening, 6-2.

In the ninth, reliever Jake Purl walked onto the mound and forced Clarinda into a three-up, three-down inning, allowing St. Joe to complete the come-from-behind win.

On the mound, starter Mahlyk Davis threw six and 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out three. Ryan Scharf also made a relief appearance.

“The wins are great, but we just need to continue to have fun,” manager Johnny Coy said. “The guys are really enjoying be out here every day and I’m really excited to see what the future holds with this team.”

The Mustangs will be back in action tomorrow at historic Phil Welch Stadium as they welcome the Kansas City Monarchs in a one-game, non-conference contest at 7:00 p.m.



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