Mustang Baseball: Welcome
Game 1: Monticello 13 Mounds View 1. Summary: Monticello LHP Christian Hess and LHP Joe Kunkel shut down the Mustangs in a 6-inning game. The Mustangs had 3 hits in the game, with the lone RBI coming on a Kevin Renville single that scored Tony Lazar. Lazar and Rani Waldoch had the other hits for the Mustangs. Paul Holmes started and Daryl Joseph finished the game on the hill. Christian Hess was 4 for 4 with a 2B and a 3 run HR for the Ol' Cats. The Mustangs return to action next Sunday against the Apple Valley A's.
Game 2: Apple Valley 9 Mounds View 5: Summary: Despite outhitting the A's by a 10-4 margin, the Mustangs couldn't overcome a number of walks and went down to defeat for the second straight game. Marshall Johnson went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Kevin Renville chipped in with a 2 RBI single, and Tony Lazar added an RBI double. C.T. Harris, despite an "adventurous" (that's code for BRUTAL) day on the basepaths, scored twice and stole two bases. John Larkin pitched 5 strong innings for the Mustangs but didn't figure in the final decision; Brad Horstman took the loss.
Game 3: Miesville 7 Mounds View 0: Summary: The Mustangs never were able to muster any offense against two Miesville pitchers, managing only 3 hits on the evening and striking out 11 times. Paul Holmes slugged a double that one-hopped the fence and Kevin Renville reached base in both plate appearances with a walk and a single. and also turned in some outstanding plays in left field. Mike Lamoreux notched his first hit, of many to come, in his Mustang career. Holmes, Daryl Joseph and Brad Horstman pitched well for the Mustangs but suffered from a lack of "baseball luck."
Game 4: Edina 10 Mounds View 1: Summary: The Mustangs had a better day at the plate on Sunday, but still couldn't record their first win of the season, falling to Edina Crosstown Traffic in Bloomington. The bats didn't do much damage on the scoreboard after squandering a 1st inning scoring opportunity. John Larkin drove in the only run of the game with a double. Daryl Joseph took the loss despite keeping Edina hitters off balance throughout the game. Jason Saulsbury had a single and a double in his two plate appearances.
Game 5: Minnetonka Lakers 5 Mounds View 0: Summary: Despite some excellent pitching by Daryl Joseph and Brad Horstman, and sparkling outfield defense by Tony Lazar, the Mustangs fell to the Lakers on Sunday. Lazar, Joseph, Horstman and Mike Lamoruex collected hits for the Mustangs on the day, with Lamoreux providing the only extra base hit. 3 Laker pitchers combined on the shutout, striking out 5 and walking only one batter.
Game 6: Minnetonka Saints 16 Mounds View 2: Summary: The Saints broke open a close game with a furious barrage in the late innings and coasted to a victory.
Game 7: Dassel 8 Mounds View 7 Summary: Game one of the two-game set at Dassel went into extra innings after the Mustangs scored 5 times in the top of the 7th to tie the score at 7. In the bottom of the 8th, Dassel scored on an infield error to finish the game. Darryl Joseph pitched all 8 innings for the Mustangs and was the hard-luck loser. Kevin Renville was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and Mark Tallarico was 2 for 2 to lead the way for the Mustangs. Mike Lamoreux just missed a homerun in his first at bat, clanging a ball high off the 361 sign in left center. The 7 runs scored was a season high for the Mustangs.
Game 8: Dassel 8 Mounds View 7: Summary: Game two was a mirror image of the first in many ways. The Mustangs fell behind by 4 runs early, rallied, and ultimately fell short in extra innings. John Larkin pitched into the 7th, but the team couldn't hold the lead for him and he turned the game over to Darryl Joseph. Jospeh was, again, a hard luck loser in the 8th inning on a bloop single that scored a run from third. The Mustangs were unable to muster a combeback in the bottom of the frame. Mike Lamoreux crushed his first homerun of the year (bat flip and all) and finished the game 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. John Larkin was 2 for 4 with a booming double and 2 runs scored, and CT Harris was 2 for 4 with 3 SB. Kudos to John and Darryl for throwing 16 combined innings on a really hot day, and to Marshall Johnson for catching almost the entire day (minus 1 2/3 innings of work from Tal).
Game 9: Burnsville 15 Mounds View 2 (6 innings): Summary: The Mustangs dropped game one of a sweltering DH against Burnsville. After keeping the game close for most of the contest, the Mustangs struggled in the late innings and eventually were defeated after 6 by a 15-2 margin. John Larkin deserved better than he got on the mound, but the bats were quiet for most of the game, with the Mustangs managing only 5 hits. Keith Martinson notched his first hit of the season, and CT Harris and Mike Lamoreux chipped in a hit and an RBI each. The game was also notable as CT Harris caught his first inning of the year, and has the bruises to show for it.
Game 10: Burnsville 5 Mounds View 2 (5 innings): Summary: The Mustangs were much more competitive in the 2nd game of the DH, but ultimately fell in a shortened contest (heat). Darryl Joseph kept the Bulldogs off-balance with a variety of breaking pitches, but Burnsville scored a few runs early and held on for the victory. The Mustang bats struggled against 2 very good Burnsville pitchers, scratching out only 3 hits. Mike Lamoreux led the way with a 2 for 2 effort and an RBI, and Kevin Renville added an RBI single.
Game 11: Mounds View 11 Becker 9: OUR FIRST WIN !!! Way to go Mounds View.... The Hitting finally came alive, and despite several errors late, and an 8-0 lead going into the 5th inning. We held on, I do not have the stats on this game today, but will ad them once I do. I do recall Tony hitting a two run homer to get the scoring started.
Game 12: Mounds View 1 Crosstown 13: No comment on this game. We did not hit......
Game 13: Mounds View 3 JT's 15:
Game 14: Mounds View 0 Mtka Saints 13:
Game 15: Mounds View 9 Loretto 7: Mounds View gets win #2 with some great team hitting: Lonnie with 2 singles, Kevin with 2 singles, Daryl 1 single, Mark 1 single, Brad 1 single, Marshall 1 single, Skip with a bunt single. We received 5 walks that added to the runs scoring.