Mustangs atop WSL standings

editorial@sierrastar.comApril 15, 2014 

The Minarets Mustangs baseball team (13-3, 4-0), got two more wins last week, and now sit atop the West Sequoia League standings.

Last The team thumped of Fresno Christian (7-7, 0-4) 15-0 and beat Caruthers (8-9, 3-1) 9-4.

Chance Carter held fresno christian to one hit through four innings. In relief, Justin McLeod took over, yielding just one more hit. Scott Parker came in to complete the shut out. .Minarets roughed up the Eagles with 14 hits, including doubles by Keenan Reardon, Jordan Christian, and Conly Biglione. Parker drove one over the left field fence for his first home run on the year.

On April 10, the Mustangs were looking to put a loss in Caruthers undefeated league season. The game started out with the Blue Raiders jumping out to a 2-1 lead after the first inning.

Sam Reyes, after struggling in the first frame, blanked Caruthers for the next three innings — by then the Mustangs were up 5-2. Reyes threw six innings holding Caruthers to three runs on eight hits for his third win on the year. The Mustangs had 10 hits, five for extra bases.

The team is batting .385, good for 20th in the state. Of the teams 184 hits, 50 are for extra bases, including 34 doubles and 10 triples.

With 134 stolen bags the Mustangs are ranked No. 2 in the state. The team is starting to draw attention throughout the state as Coach Watkins is fielding calls from several collages inquiring about his Mighty Mustangs.

This week the Mustangs will be enjoying some Southern California sun as they travel to San Diego to play in the 64th Lions Invitational, featuring 170 teams. Minarets is looking to bring home some hardware as they open play with King-Chavez, Calvin Christian, and Temecula Prep. If the Mustangs win the three games they will qualify to play in the Championship game scheduled for today (April 17).

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