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The Mustangs youth baseball team coached by Randy Berry traveled to Louisville to play in the Pink Bat Classic on Mothers’ Day weekend. The Mustangs won the tournament by winning all four games.
The first game was against the Louisville Fire on Saturday and the Mustangs won 11-0. Jaydon Berry was the leading hitter in the game, going 4-4 with a double. Seth Hicks pitched a one-hit shutout.
The second game Saturday was against the Southern Indiana Redbirds and the Mustangs won 4-1. Andrew Emberton hit a home run in the third inning to lead the Mustangs. Jaydon Berry was the winning pitcher.
In the first game on Sunday the Mustangs played the East Louisville Bats and won 7-1. Adam Young led the team with two hits and drove in three runs. Seth Hicks pitched and won his second game of the tournament.
The championship game turned out to be a thriller against the Oldham County Vipers, going into extra innings. The Mustangs were down 7-3 going into the last inning and rallied to score six runs to go up 9-7. The Vipers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings. The Mustangs scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held on to win 11-9. The team received pink wooden bats for trophies for winning the tournament.
The Mustangs traveled to Owensboro to play in the 10th Annual Memorial Weekend Bash. They7 played two games in pool play on Saturday and won one and lost one. They won three straight games on Sunday in bracket play to win the tournament.
The Mustangs lost their first game to the Evansville Heat 2-1 but came back and won against the Ohio Valley Vipers in extra innings 3-1. Bobby Crisp and Seth Hicks were the leading hitters on Saturday. Hicks pitched seven innings and struck out 13 against the Vipers.
The Mustangs had three outstanding pitching performances on Sunday.
Bobby Crisp started the day beating the Louisville Warriors 12-2, pitching a complete game. Adam Young led in hitting with three RBIs.
Jaydon Berry pitched the semifinal game beating the Jasper J-Cards. He pitched a complete, seven-inning game shutout striking out nine batters. Bobby Crisp was the leading hitter going 4-4 with a double.
Andrew Emberton pitched the final game against the Western Kentucky Aces and pitched a complete game shutout. Adam Young and Jaydon Berry were the leading hitters with each getting three hits. The Mustangs outscored their opponents in the tournament 26-5.