Mustangs beat Mountain View Saints to enter playoffs

May 11, 2019

LAS VEGAS — The Needles High School Mustangs varsity baseball team headed to the playoffs after beating the Mountain View Saints 17-2 and 18-2 in a NIAA 2A South League doubleheader on May 2.

The win over the Saints gives the Mustangs a 10-4 league record (16-6 overall) which is good for fourth place in the NIAA 2A South League standings.

The first game started slowly with the Mustangs scoring two runs in the first inning and the Saints getting one run.

Dillon Horn was on the mound for the Mustangs and struck out seven Saints’ batters. He got help from his defense as he only gave up three hits in the game.

The second inning came along and the Mustangs’ bats came alive as they went for 13 runs and held the Saints to zero.

Besides being the pitcher Horn got himself two runs brought in (RBIs) and accounted for three runs. Damon Lewis had two RBIs with two at-bats and he accounted for two runs as well.

In the third inning, the Saints were able to get one run on the Mustangs but the Mustangs added two more runs to their already big lead.

After a short break, the Mustangs and the Saints were ready to play the second game of the doubleheader.

This time around the Saints had a 2-1 lead over the Mustangs heading into the second inning. Once again, The Mustangs’ bats came alive in the second as they scored 14 runs and held the Saints to zero.

Coy Cameron led the Mustangs with two RBIs, three hits, three runs with three at-bats.

The Saints committed five errors in the game and the Mustangs took full advantage of those mistakes.

As the third inning rolled along the Mustangs scored another three runs on the Saints and held the Saints to zero runs.