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Mustangs 2nd in BPA

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By Greg Woods

Submitted

The Mustangs, coached by Randy Berry, traveled to Murfreesboro, Tenn., the week of July 23-28 to play in the BPA World Series. The Mustangs won the first two games of the double-elimination tournament.

They then lost a close game to Nashville Select on Friday night, 5-4. The Mustangs got two outstanding pitching performances on Saturday. The first was from Seth Hicks, pitching against the Chattanooga Ravens and winning 1-0. Hicks also drove in the only run of the game. The second was from Jaydon Berry who pitched a 3-0 shutout against the Tennessee Strike Zone.

After the second win the Mustangs found themselves in the finals of the loser’s bracket in a rematch with the Nashville Select who had beaten them Friday night.

The Mustangs won the rematch 7-3 on Sunday to put them into the finals. The Mustangs faced the Middle Tennessee Bruins in the finals and lost 11-1.

The Mustangs played seven games in four days. The leading hitters were Andrew Emberton going 13-22, .591, Jaydon Berry going 10-20, .500, Seth Hicks going 9-19, .474 and Adam Young going 8-20, .400.

The leading pitchers were Seth Hicks and Jaydon Berry each winning two games. Berry pitched 16 innings in the tournament allowing no runs and striking out 19.