Stangs shut out Mendo

Los Medanos College baseball had a complete game shutout against Mendocino College 13-0 last Tuesday.

Pitcher Jake Brandt, allowing only six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts, toughed it out the entire game to deliver a more than impressive outing for the books.

Mustangs’ defense stood strong with the opportunities they were presented to make outs, however their bats took the spotlight during this game.

Bottom of the first inning catcher Ethan Utler doubled scoring outfielder Jonathan Allen. Following Utler, third baseman Tony Self flew out to left field for a sacrifice allowing the team to place themselves on the board 2-0.

Bottom of the second inning would mimic the first as Utler once again doubles allowing Allen to find his way home another time.

As the Stang defense continued to work with Brandt holding strong on the hump, the rally continued into the fourth inning as their bats continued to heat up.

Starting off, Allen singled allowing second baseman Jonathan Pluth to score and advancing left fielder Deion White to second. Outfielder Jared Ambuehl would follow with an RBI single scoring White. Self, who saw multiple pitches as he battled with a full count with bases loaded and with a good eye, was eventually walked which scored Allen. Outfielder Jake Hom found his bat and flied out to left field allowing Utler to find his way back home.

The rally continued as the Mustangs buried Mendocino by the fourth inning 10-0.

Continuing their outstanding defensive efforts, no player would see any hopes of scoring against the Stangs.

Come bottom of the fifth, utility player Gabe Taylor quickly found his way home on a wild pitch, 11-0.

The following inning, shortstop Jeremiah Francis doubled scoring first baseman Jason Kreske, 12-0.

If their already giant lead wasn’t enough to dampen the Eagle’s spirits, Los Medanos decided to capitalize on a final error by the defense allowing Utler to be the last run of the game in the bottom of the seventh, 13-0.

As of April 20, LMC baseball currently holds a 15-4 game record, placing them two games behind the first place Laney College baseball team.

The Mustangs will continue their hunt for playoffs as they gear up to face both Napa Valley College on April 21 and Solano College on April 23 on LMC territory.

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