Mustangs grab first two wins

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After a rough start to the season, the Mustangs entered last week with an 0-8-1 record, but they showed signs of improvement throughout the week as they won their first two games of the season and tied for the second time this year. The Mustangs started the week with a 4-1 win over Union City, followed by a 2-1 win over Westview, a 5-3 loss to Milan, and a 7-7 tie with South Side to end the week.

The Mustangs have technically not entered district play as Clarksburg, whom they were supposed to play earlier, didn’t field a team, and Big Sandy cancelled their two games. The Mustangs faced McKenzie in district play on Monday and Tuesday of this week (results not available at press time), so the improved play on the diamond comes at a good time.

In Huntingdon’s first two wins of the season, pitching was key as Blake Reeves earned the start against Union City and pitched five innings, allowing four hits and striking out four to earn the win. Cade wood was 2-4 in the game and scored twice, Javon Pritchard was 3-3, Grant Bartholomew went 2-3 and drove in two, Sam Parish was 1-3 with an RBI, and Hunter Britt was 1-3 and drove in one.

Bartholomew scattered nine hits in the Mustangs’ win over Westview and held the Chargers to one run and struck out four, going the distance for the win. Britt and Parish led the way offensively as both players were 2-3 for the night and Colton Bush was 1-3 and had the only Mustang RBI. The Mustangs scored the winning run in the sixth on an error.

The Mustangs, after their game with Westview, played back to back games with Milan and lost 5-3 in a storm-shortened game that went five innings. The Mustangs led 3-2 going to bottom of fifth, and Milan scored three times before the rain fell. Wood led the Mustangs with a 2-3 effort, and Bush was 1-2 with an RBI. Wesley King was the losing pitcher in relief.

The Mustangs then played South Side on Thursday as part of the Milan tournament at Dyer and ended in a tie at 7-7. Bartholomew, Parish, and Reeves all had two hits apiece, and Luke Furr hit the first home run of the year for the Mustangs. The Mustangs ended the week with a 2-9-2 record for the season.

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