Mustang starts state championship run with nine home runs in 20-7 state quarterfinals win over Moore

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Trey Hunter

April 30, 2024
Reese Poage (So.) stares down one of her three home runs during Mustang's 20-7 state quarterfinals win over Moore on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY – It didn’t take long for Mustang’s bats to get going at USA Hall of Fame Stadium last Tuesday.

The Broncos started their march to the Class 6A state championship with 19 hits, including nine home runs, on route to a 20-7 run rule win over the Moore Lions in the 6A state quarterfinals.


Eden Anderson (Sr.) and Reese Poage (So.) smashed three bombs apiece while Arionna McElroy (Sr.) crushed two and Rylann Beeson (So.) drilled one. Every player in Mustang’s lineup finished with at least one hit.

Moore scored three runs on five hits, including two home runs in the top of the first inning. However, Mustang answered with four runs in the bottom half and never looked back.

Anderson hammered a two-run homer after a leadoff walk to Lexy Kierstead (So.) to put the Broncos on the scoreboard. After a walk to Poage and singles by McElroy and Beeson, Emerson Pegram (Sr.) helped her own cause with a two-run single to take a 4-3 lead.

Pegram recorded her first win of the day while allowing 10 hits and one walk over four innings of work.

The Lions scored one run in the top of the second, but with 11 runs in the bottom half, the Broncos all but sealed the victory.

Anderson and Poage each homered twice in the inning while McElroy and Beeson hit one bomb apiece. Kenzie Sessions (Sr.) and Kierstead each drove home one run on back-to-back singles.

Mustang tacked on one run in the third inning and four to end the game in the fourth.

Shaye Rowe (Sr.) was credited with an RBI after flying into a double play in the third. Poage and McElroy each hit two-run home runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Anderson, Poage, and McEllroy combined for nine hits while Nyli Brown (Jr.), Beeson, and Pegram finished with two apiece.

Anderson led the team with six RBI while Poage and McElroy each recorded four. Pegram drove in two runs while Kierstead, Beeson, Rowe, and Sessions drove in one.

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