Mustangs win over Morton


Juliana Rossi

The varsity boys baseball team has four games left in their season.

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor

With 85 pitches, nine strikeouts and one walk through six innings, senior pitcher Christian Schloneger led the varsity boys baseball team to a 4-1 victory over Morton, winning the third and final game of their series.

“I’ve had kind of a rough year so far with getting into the groove of things but this was my best start this year and I feel really good; things were working for me,” Schloneger said.

The Mustangs raised their record 13-9, but head varsity baseball coach Darren Orel hopes to get the team into better shape offensively in the coming weeks.

“We lost four games in a row, and it’s always nice to get out of that column and get back into the positive side and avoid the sweep,” Orel said. “[We’re working on] getting ourselves in a more positive situation going toward the playoffs.”

Junior right fielder Cole Kardatzke went 1 for 3 and had one home run, he also had one RBI and hopes to bring his energy into the Mustangs’ last home game against DGN this season.

“Tomorrow we [just have to] stay in control and keep a positive mindset. We have to use this win as motivation going into our final game,” Kardatzke said.

Senior center fielder John Szalko went 1 for 2 with one homer and two RBIs, he also had one walk.

“We did drop the series to Morton, we had a couple bad games but I feel like we kind of turned it around,” Szalko said. “Christian pitched a great game, we got the hits when we needed to and I feel great about it.”

The Mustangs’ next game is at home against DGN at 4:30 p.m. on May 13.