Baseball Gets Back On Track Against Delco

Baseball Gets Back On Track Against Delco

On Sunday, the baseball team took on Delaware County Community College in a doubleheader. Delco was one of the first teams with a losing record that the Mustangs had taken on this season, so Montgomery was hyped up to break their losing streak and get back on track. The fact that this doubleheader would have major EPAC implications was only more fuel for the fire.

The Mustangs showed their excitement with an incredibly fast start, getting eight runs in the very first inning. Matt Ahmad (SO, Pope John Paul) and Colt Narciso (FR, Pope John Paul) both added two RBIs in that first inning and before long, the Mustangs found themselves with a 13-0 lead in the 6th inning.

Nykolas Rusin (FR, Boyertown) was pitching a no-hitter until the seventh inning, when the Phantoms scored three runs to break up the no-hit bid. However, the Mustangs still cruised to a 13-3 victory in game 1.

Montgomery didn't slow down in game two either. The Mustangs set the pace with five runs in the first inning, with four different Mustangs recording an RBI. The Mustangs were cruising, with an 11-0 lead heading into the fifth inning. That was when the Phantoms realized it was now or never and racked up 8 runs in just the fifth inning.

Montgomery didn't take them lightly however and responded by scoring three more runs. The Mustangs finished the game with a 14-9 win, scoring at least one run in every inning.

Freshman Mike Kelly (Pope John Paul) scored three runs on two hits and also had two stolen bases. Freshman pitcher Eric Boyer (Upper Perkiomen) got a chance to show off his batting skills and led the team in RBIs with 2.

The Mustangs broke a six game losing streak against some of the top competition in the region. They improved their EPAC record to 2-1, which puts them in second place in the EPAC.

Next on the schedule is a game at Williamson College of the Trades on Tuesday.