LMC baseball team wraps up regular season


Atreyu Hinckley

Mustang players and coaches behind the batting cage.

Atreyu Hinckley, Staff Writer

The Los Medanos College Mustangs have been playing well this baseball season. They currently have a 15-4 conference record, which leads the Bay Valley conference, and a 25-13 overall record. 

The team has multiple players who are top five in major statistics in the Bay Valley conference. Ryan Pierce is third in the conference with a 0.401 batting average and also leads the conference in Runs Batted In. Pitcher Andrew Neil leads the conference with a 1.77 Earned Run Average. He is also second in the conference with 75 total strikeouts.

The Mustangs faced Napa Valley the previous week, winning the series 2-1. They won the first game 8-2 at home, lost the second game 12-11 in an epic slugfest and won game three in a 14-2 blow out. In the last game, they played as the away team in their home field due to poor field conditions at Napa Valley. 

Late inning rallies have been a theme for the Mustangs all season as a good portion of their wins came from rallies in the 7th inning or later. 

“We put up good at bats and have been throwing good pitches for strikes, that’s what helps us win games,” said Colten Trudeau, the shortstop for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs will be wrapping up the season on April 28 at home against Laney College and the 29th at Laney. They won the first of the three game series 4-3, with yet another late inning rally, scoring two runs in the 9th inning on April 26. 

“We are feeling hot as a team and feel good about the next couple of games against them,” Trudeau said. 

If the Mustangs win at least one more game in the series, they will clinch the Bay Valley Conference and will be in the playoffs. There is a lot to be excited about for this team, so come out and watch this team play great baseball.