The Mustang Broncos (18-6, 13-0) celebrated their seven seniors in style on Monday.
The Broncos hammered out 18 runs on 16 hits while starter Amelia Mason (Jr.) tossed a no-hitter in a shutout win over the Midwest City Bombers.
Every player reached base in the rout, including Rylee Hannon, Arionna McElroy, Eden Anderson, Emerson Pegram, Kenzie Sessions, Shelby Bolden, and Shaye Rowe, who claimed victory in the final regular season home game of their high school careers.
Anderson had a career day at the plate, cranking out three home runs with one walk and six RBI. Sessions nearly matched her, finishing with three knocks, including a double, a triple, and three RBI.
Hannon, Bolden, and Rowe all finished with two hits while Poage produced one knock.
Mason faced just 14 batters in the win. She struck out four Bombers and walked one.
The win marked the eighth straight for coach Lacy Darity’s squad. It was also the 13th straight in Class 6A District 4.
MUSTANG 5, MIDWEST CITY 0 (9/23/23)
The Broncos traveled to Midwest City for a makeup game against the Bombers and extended their win streak to 12 straight with a 5-0 win.
Mustang totaled eight hits and played a clean game in the field to help support Aubree Hall (Jr.) and Mason from the circle. The Broncos scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, and two more in the fifth while their two hurlers tossed a shutout.
Emerson Pegram (Sr.) prepares to field a ground ball during Mustang’s 18-0 win over Midwest City on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at the Mustang Softball Complex. Pegram was one of seven seniors celebrated prior to the game. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)
After a leadoff single by Hannon to start the game, McElroy put her squad on the board with an RBI-single and scored on a wild pitch later in the frame for a 2-0 lead.
Poage reignited the Mustang offense in the third with a one-out single. Lexi Kierstead (So.) followed with an RBI-triple to extend the lead to three runs. Kierstead went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Anderson got things going again in the fifth with a one-out single and later scored on a wild pitch for a 4-0 lead. Kierstead later scored on a passed ball to make it 5-0.
Hall notched the win after tossing five and 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Mason picked up the save after recording four out, including three Ks.