The Minarets Mustangs baseball team is off to a 3-2 start on the young season, with back to back wins in the Caruthers Classic Tournament against Orosi last week.
The first a 9-1 win in which junior center fielder Cedar Robertson went 3 for 4 in the lead off position. Junior Zeb Patterson went 2 for 4 and lead the team with three RBIs.
Junior Chance Carter finished the game in relief for Sam Reyes who surrendered one hit in four innings pitched while striking out 10 batters. Along with Carter's no hit relief appearance, the junior added 2 RBIs. Senior Tyson Conti sent one over the left field fence for the Mustangs first home run on the season.
In the rematch March 2 game, the Mustangs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
The Mustangs scored another six runs in the third and went on to win 13-5 win. All of the Cardinals runs came in the last inning as the Mustangs gave some developing pitchers some work.
Straight off the basketball Court, junior Conly Biglione went 3 for 4 on the day and led the team with 3 RBIs. Junior's Scott Parker and Reyes added two hits each as the Mustangs dominated the game throughout.
The team batted .500, collecting 18 hits and had 10 stolen bases. Junior Eric Pincus dominated from the mound, giving up just one hit in four innings and striking our 11 batters with his 85 mph fastball. Again Carter would relieve and give up one hit while striking out three.
Minarets sits in second place in the West Sequoia League standing behind 4-0 Caruthers, who they could very well meet in the Tournament Championship Game, as both teams are 2-0 and expected to advance. The running Mustangs have 28 stolen bases in five games.
The Mustangs JV squad is off to a 5-1 start under first year coach John Martin. Formally a coach with the Central High Bears, Martin has the Mustangs running wild on the base paths and looking forward to a very good season. The Mustangs defeated the Immanuel Eagles 5-2 and is also 2-0 in the Caruthers Varsity/JV tournament.
Today (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m., the Mustangs freshman team play the Fresno High Warriors at home.