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Mustangs beat Patriots 16-8; Adelson 17-2, 19-2

April 12, 2019

NEEDLES — It was a successful week of baseball for the Needles High School Mustangs varsity team as they won three games to improve their record to 12-2 overall and 6-2 in league play.

Their first game was an out-of-conference game against the Mohave Accelerated Learning Center Patriots. The game that was played on April 1 ended with the Mustangs winning 16-8 over the Patriots.

The Mustangs were able to get 14 hits and only commit two errors in the entire game. The Needles’ boys came out swinging as they scored five runs in the first inning and didn’t allow any runs.

Since the Patriots only had one error in the game the Mustangs didn’t get any free runs. They had to earn all their points.

The second inning ended with the Mustangs scoring two runs and the Patriots getting two of their own.

The game went scoreless in the third and fourth innings but in the fifth inning, both teams posted four runs.

The Mustangs ended the game by scoring another four runs in the sixth inning and only letting the Patriots score two runs of their own.

The Mustangs’ final two games of the week were an NIAA 2A South League doubleheader against the Adelson High School Lions that ended in a 17-2 and a 19-2 win.

The Mustangs once again started out strong, bringing in seven runs in the first inning of the first game against the Lions. The Mustangs were able to get 13 hits in the game and in the second inning, they scored two runs and six in the third. The Mustang played a near perfect game since they didn’t commit any error in the game and almost had the shutout. However, the Lions were able to get two runs in the third quarter against the Mustangs.

The Mustangs had another quick start in the second game by scoring eight runs in the first inning and only allowing one run. This time around the Mustangs had 12 hits in the game and only committed three errors.

The Lions had six errors in the game which helped the Mustangs get the blowout win as they took advantage of their errors.

The Mustangs added five runs in the second inning and six in the third inning while only allowing one run in the third.

Next up for the Mustangs is a home game against the Lincoln County Lynx on April 12 starting at 10 a.m. and noon.