Mustangs continue hot start on diamond to begin season

By russellBUSH

The Huntingdon Mustangs continued their hot start for the season this past week as they won all four games they played and had one game rained out. The Mustangs began the week with a 12-0 win over Dresden and then defeated Union City 8-5, Adamsville 12-2 and Meadville, Mo. 10-0.

Mustangs 12 Lions 0

NO HITTER – Huntingdon’s Hunter Ensley delivers a pitch during the Mustangs’ win over Dresden. Ensley pitched a no-hitter in that game.

The Mustangs scored seven runs in the first three innings and then five in the fourth to defeat the Dresden Lions in their first and only district game of the year to this point.

Hunter Ensley led the way for the Mustangs at the plate and on the mound. Ensley allowed no hits in five innings, striking out nine and walking three.

Ensley also was 2-3 at the plate with one RBI. Kade Pearson was 2-2 with two RBI’s. Ben Clifft went 2-3 with one RBI and a triple, and Kyle Lutz was 2-3 with two RBI, including his first home run of the year.

Dresser Winn took the loss for the Lions.

Mustangs 8 Union City 5

The Mustangs traveled to Union City on Wednesday for the L.H. Ladd invitational and left with three wins in three games.

The first came against the Tornadoes as the Mustangs raked up twelve hits for the game.

Ensley was 2-4 with two RBI, Elijah Wilkerson 3-3 and an RBI, Clifft 2-2 and two RBI’s, Lutz 2-2, and Josh Coleman 2-2.

Zach Dodson earned the win on the mound.

Mustangs 12 Adamsville 2

The Mustangs amassed 13 hits and rode a complete game three-hitter by Wilkerson on the mound for the win over the Cardinals.

Kade Pearson was 3-4 and drove in three, Clifft 2-3, Lutz 2-3 with two RBI’s and his second home run of the year, and Kelby Pearson 2-2.

Mustangs 10 Meadville, Mo. 0

The Mustangs ran their record to 7-1 for the season with a ten-run victory over Meadville, Mo.

The Mustangs had ten hits for the game and were led by Wilkerson with a 3-4 effort at the plate. Clifft was 2-4 with two RBI.

Josh Coleman pitched a complete game shutout for the win.

The Mustangs had their Tuesday game with McKenzie rained out. That game will be made up at a different time.

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