St. Joseph, Mo. (June 10, 2021) - The St. Joseph Mustangs dropped the first game of a three-game homestand on Thursday night against the Kansas City Monarchs 3-0.
Up until the fifth inning, both starting pitchers held a commanding lead over the plate, totaling 14 strikeouts between the two in the first five innings of play.
Mustangs starting pitcher Micah Diamond walked the first two batters of the sixth inning and both runners would come around to score, giving the Monarchs the lead. Diamond would pitch out of the sixth inning but would not see the seventh. He allowed two hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Former Mustang, Steve D'Amico was on the bump for the Monarchs and pitched a complete game shut-out and earned the win. D’Amico was a MINK League All-Start and MINK League Champion during his time with the team. The starter spent several years with the Mustangs but served in the Navy for five and a half years prior to joining St. Joseph.
D’Amico put on a show in his first game back in St. Joseph. He allowed nine hits but none came around to score in all nine innings.
The Mustangs fell to 2-4 on the season after Thursday’s loss.
St. Joseph is back at Phil Welch on Friday for Bark in the Park and $1 beer night. The Mustangs will host the Clarinda A’s on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
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. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.stjoemustangs.com/tickets.
Photo Credit: Nick Ingram