Mustang’s home opener is a 14-3 victory over Addison Trial


Photo Courtesy Lucas Crowley

The Mustangs are pumped up for this year’s baseball season.

The Mustangs rallied back after a disastrous first game at Addison Trail on Monday to defeat Addison Trail 14-3 in six innings. The bats came alive on Tuesday — something that the Mustangs have struggled with so far this season. Hopefully, they can keep up the hitting, as they got 13 hits and put the ball in play almost every at-bat.

Leading the offense for the Mustangs was Michael Hoes who went 3 for 4 with two singles, a double and five RBIs. The Stangs started out with a five-run first inning including a two-RBI double from Hoes. The Mustangs continued their offensive efforts in the sixth inning and scored seven runs, two of which Hoes drove in with a single to left center field.  

“Hoes was put into a different spot in the lineup this season and has struggled a little bit so far. It seems like with the game on Tuesday he finally found his footing,” head coach Darren Oral said.

Addison Trail in the sixth inning had three errors which ultimately led the Mustangs to the six-inning victory. Although the Mustangs had two errors in one inning during crucial plays, Addison Trial was not able to capitalize on them due to the pitching efforts of junior Christopher Gory.

Gory pitched five innings with seven strikeouts and 11 first-pitch strikes in his dominant start. He struggled early to hit the strike zone, but after the first inning he pounded the zone, and Addison Trail struggled to score for the rest of the game. Joey Galvan cleaned up the sixth inning after being put in a bases-loaded situation with one out. Only allowing one run, he closed out the game for the Mustangs giving them their first win of the season.