The Mustangs traveled to Wilsonville to take on the Wildcats in the first of a 2 game series.
The Mustangs came out swinging throwing the Wildcats on their heels. Junior shortstop, Keith Doherty lead off with a perfectly executed bunt and senior pitcher, Cole Roberts, followed that up with a triple to plate Doherty. Senior outfielder, Brad McVay, doubled to centerfield scoring Roberts and McVay scored on a single line drive by Senior first baseman, Riley Howard. Wilsonville answered back with one run when they took advantage of what would be the only error of the game by the Mustangs. The first ended with the Mustangs up 3-1.
The score held until the 5th inning when the Wildcats walked to start the inning and then hit a triple to plate their 2nd run of the game to come within 1 run.
The Mustangs threatened to score in the top of the 7th when sophomore third baseman, Kaden Middleton and senior catcher, Noah Miller had back to back singles and Doherty walked to load the bases. The Mustangs should have extended their lead by 2 when Roberts was hit by a pitch, but the umpire ruled that he leaned into the pitch. The ruling stood and after two groundouts the Mustangs would strand 3 still leading by 1 run.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Roberts struck out the first batter and then was relieved by Middleton. The Wildcats strung together a couple of singles with a walk to plate the tying run to take the game into extra innings with both teams tied at 3.
The Wildcats took the lead to win the game on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Roberts pitched a great game for the Mustangs. He pitched 6-1/3 innings and had 7 strikeouts, 4 walks and gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits. His defense had his back making some great plays in the outfield and infield. Middleton came in for relief and pitched 1-1/3 innings and had 1 strikeout, 3 walks, 3 hits and 2 runs.
The Mustangs outhit the Wildcats 10-5. Roberts, Howard, Doherty and Middleton led the offense with 2 hits each. Roberts, Howard and McVay each had an RBI.
The Mustangs play their final league game of the season tonight at home against Wilsonville.