St. Joseph, Mo. (June 4, 2021) - The St. Joseph Mustangs fell to the Jefferson City Renegades in extra-innings by a score of 6-2 on Friday night. For the second time in as many games, the Mustangs battled into extras. On Friday, however, St. Joseph couldn’t string together enough offense in the late innings.
In front of a crowd of 2,523, the Mustangs pitched nine scoreless innings, led by starting pitcher Drake Kanallakan. The Maryville University pitcher threw six shutout innings with eight strikeouts and allowed just four hits.
The pitcher’s duel continued into the 10th inning before an errant throw to first from shortstop Cole Silbowski brought home the go-ahead run for the Renegades in extras.
In the bottom of the 10th, a sacrifice fly into shallow left field brought home the tying run to give the Mustangs another chance at victory. The Mustangs stranded a runner on second base to end the bottom of the 10th inning.
In the top of the 11th inning, the Mustangs let the Renegades offense get out of hand, allowing five runs in the inning after allowing just one run in the first 10 innings of play. The Mustangs added a run in the 11th but couldn’t come back from the deficit.
“We will bounce back tomorrow, we'll be ready to go,” said Kanallakan. “I got a lot of faith in these guys and I want to be here and play so we're gonna do just that.”
The Mustangs and will host the Nevada Griffons on Saturday, June 5, 2021, for Northwest Missouri State University Night at Phil Welch. The Mustangs will also be giving away Superhero Capes to the first 250 guests 12 and under, courtesy of Citizens Bank and Trust.
About the St. Joseph Mustangs:
The St. Joseph Mustangs are six-time MINK League Champions, boasting the honor in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Since their founding 12 years ago, the Mustangs have continued to receive support from the St. Joseph community in their efforts to become one of the best collegiate summer league baseball teams in the country.
Photo Credit: Nick Ingram