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Mitchell shows fine form

HUDSON — Mitchell's game at Fivay on Thursday served as the last tuneup before district play. And the Mustangs appear to be more than ready.

In its most complete effort of the season Mitchell defeated Fivay 11-1. An eight-run third inning put the margin at 10 leading to a mercy-rule finish after five.

"I'm really happy with how we're playing," Mitchell coach Scot Wilcox said. "Especially when we pitched like we did tonight, all strikes, and with the way our lineup's swinging it."

The Mustangs (4-1) started fast against sophomore Joe Aldrich in his first high school start. Chris McCormick provided himself some run support by blasting a two-run homer as part of a three-run first. He and P.J. DeJesus combined to give up just one hit while striking out seven. Fivay's only run was unearned.

While the Mitchell duo issued no walks, Fivay (2-3) allowed six. They proved especially costly, as did a two-out error, in the Mustangs' big inning. It started with a walk and a wild pitch followed by consecutive RBI singles by Marcus Begg and Blake Hart for a 5-1 lead.

After Joel Crumpton entered in relief and got a strikeout, he walked the next batter. Crumpton appeared to be out of the inning but his defense failed him, booting a routine grounder. A wild pitch and two walks later it was 7-1 then Cobi Johnson and Eddie Goscicki came through with two-RBI hits.

Goscicki and McCormick both drove in three on the night.

Fivay's Kevin Faulkner pitched a hitless frame and had the lone Falcon hit with an RBI single.

Mitchell shows fine form 02/21/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 2:13pm]
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