The Mustang Broncos (14-7, 7-1) split a pair of district games last week, including a blowout win over Norman and a home loss to defending state champion Southmoore.
SOUTHMOORE 7, MUSTANG 3
The Broncos surrendered five runs in the top of the fourth inning and couldn’t rebound in a 7-3 loss to Southmoore (18-6, 8-2) on ‘Black Out Night’ Thursday.
The home crowd roared after a solo home run from junior Eden Anderson gave the Broncos a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third. However, the Sabercats sealed the game by plating five runs on five hits and an error in the following frame.
Mustang jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by senior Landry Garza. The Broncos scattered five hits over the next six innings with one walk. Freshman Lexy Kierstead went 2-for-3 with a triple while Anderson and juniors Arionna McElroy and Emerson Pegram each finished with one hit.
Southmoore took advantage of a dropped third strike and a close call at first base, following the play with four straight two-out singles to plate five runs for a 7-3 lead.
Senior Kiera McGahee suffered the loss, although she allowed just one earned run on eight hits. She finished with four strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings. Garza closed out the game with one strikeout over 3 1/3.
The loss marked the first for Mustang in District 6A-1. The Broncos are still one game clear of the Sabercats in the standings after the two teams split the season series.
MUSTANG 14, NORMAN 0
Mustang exploded for 14 runs on 14 hits last Tuesday at Norman (12-10, 4-4), picking up the team’s seventh district win.
The Broncos scored three runs in the first and second innings before plating four more in the third and fifth. They finished with three extra-base hits, including doubles from McElroy and fellow juniors Kenzie Sessions and Fae Cornish.
Cornish finished with three hits along with Anderson. Senior Olivia See went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while McElroy, junior Rylee Hannon, Kierstead, senior Mackie Vaught, Pegram, and Sessions each finished with one hit.
Garza recorded the win, allowing just three hits over five innings with eight strikeouts.