The Minarets Mustang baseball team (6-3) beat Farmersville (3-5) March 19 in a non league game 4-3. The Mustangs jumped out early and never looked back as they scored three runs in the first inning. Lead off hitter Kyle Reed walked on four pitches and proceeded to steal second and third base as the Aztecs walked the Mustangs second batter senior Matt Luce. The team has 61 stolen bases in nine games (7.8 petr game average.)
With runners at the corners, third baseman Conly Biglione hit a line drive single to right field and the Mustangs took a 1-0 lead. Senior Tyson Conti sacrificed with a deep drive to left field to score Luce. With one out and Biglione at third, junior Zeb Patterson drove another sacrifice fly to center to bring in Biglione and giving the Mustangs a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the third Conti would score on an error by the Aztecs left fielder following a single by Patterson. The Aztecs scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull within one but reliever Chance Carter came in and got the save for the Mustangs.
Senior pitcher Eric Pincus (4-0), who has a 86 m.p.h. fastball, got the win against Farmersville, fiving up just two hits. He leads the section in several categories, sporting a 0.63 ERA, while recording 36 strike outs and holding Mustangs opponents to a .185 batting average.
The Mustangs are batting .365 as a team, with all but one starter batting over .300. Reed leads the team with a .533 batting average. The junior was pulled up to varsity early in the season and has been on a tear ever since. Biglione is slugging .500 followed by Patterson's .435 average and team leading nine RBIs in as many games.
Juniors Keenan Reardon and Scott Parker are hitting .393, followed by junior short stop/pitcher Sam Reyes with a .379 average.
This week the Mustangs are playing in the Duango High School Tournament in Las Vegas. The D-VI Mustangs will play D-I teams Desert Oasis, Valley High and Arleta.
The tournament is an opportunity for the Mustangs to play before collage scouts and show their talents. The trip will include a tour of the University of Las Vegas.
The Mustangs will hit the road again as they travel to Atwater for a return trip to the Atwater Invitational. The four-game tournament will have the Mustangs playing Division 1 schools Merced and San Leandro, along with games against Division IV teams Livingston and St. Mary's.