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Saints Rupture Raiders.

After blowing out the Kansas City Monarchs in an 11-0 victory, the St Joe Mustangs took a step back to bring back the St Joe Saints.

The former summer ball team that dominated the MINK league for ten years was again in the spotlight in a matchup against the Ban Johnson Raiders.

Starting pitcher Sam Pitts was exceptional in his last performance on the mound, and that performance resonated today. He went 1-2-3 in the first, second, and third innings as the Saints offense struggled to score a run.

The Saints' offense had a sly fourth inning. Right fielder Jeter Mauzey walked to start the inning. Designated hitter Dom Felix fought for a hit, and while that was happening, Mauzey stole second and got to third on a passed ball. On a wild pitch, Mauzey raced home to score the Saints' first run to lead 1-0.

In the top of the fifth, the Raiders scored a run on an RBI single, advancing runners to second and third after a flyout. After another single, a run scores putting the Raiders ahead 1-2; when the runner from second tries to score, Mauzey saves a run by throwing a laser to catcher Kyle Hepburn to save a run and put the Saints to the next inning.

In the bottom of the sixth, Mauzey singled and stole second, putting himself in scoring position. First baseman Jackson Glueck gets Mauzey home with an RBI single to tie the game at 2.

In the bottom of the seventh, second baseman Truman Bodenhaus walked and advanced to third on two wild pitches. Center fielder Darius Freeman singled to put the Saints ahead, scoring Bodenhaus to make it a 3-2 ballgame.

The Raiders didn't give up in the eighth. A wild pitch put a Raider in scoring position, and after a Raider grounded into a double play, the game was tied at 3.

Felix started the bottom of the eighth with a single, and Glueck doubled to put Felix on third. Bodenhaus hit a sacrifice fly to center field, but the center fielder couldn't throw out the speedy Felix. Saints lead 4-3.

Tim Teixeira closed out the ninth inning facing four batters for the Saints return to a 4-3 win.

Your player of the game was Jackson Glueck, who went 2-3 with an RBI.

The Mustangs are on the road tomorrow, where they will play the Nevada Griffons at Lyons Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

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