July 18, 2024

Mustangs run wild in regional opener

Eagles pitcher Tristan Lear comes in for a tag out on Murray runner Cejay Kent who was in a pickle between second and third. The Mustangs won the bout 24-0.

AFTON — Nothing could stop the Mustangs Monday in Afton as they defeated the Eagles 24-0 in three innings.

Eagles first baseman Hailee Willets catches a ball for an out at first.

Nine of the Mustangs’ runs came from wild pitches or errors from the Eagles defense. They put up 16 runs in the first, seven of the nine batters scoring twice in that inning.

Megan Henrichs led the Mustangs offense, going 4-4 at bat including a first-inning grand slam. Keirsten Klein, Cejay Kent and Karina Romero each added three runs.

The Mustangs celebrate with Megan Henrichs after her first-inning grand slam against the Eagles Monday.

Tristan Lear pitched the first inning for the Eagles, throwing two strikeouts. Kathryn Lack pitched in the second and third innings, also with one strikeout.

Presley VanWinkle pitched a no-hitter for the Mustangs, striking out seven out of 11 batters.

The Mustangs advance to play Montezuma in Pleasantville tonight.

Cheyenne Roche

CHEYENNE ROCHE

Originally from Wisconsin, Cheyenne has a journalism and political science degree from UW-Eau Claire and a passion for reading and learning. She lives in Creston with her husband and their two little dogs.