The Mustang pitching staff has been on a roll lately. This time it was Phillip Williams turn to dominate on the mound. Williams complete game effort helped propel Lutheran High to a district win as the Mustangs notched the 16-6 victory over the Winston Eagles.
The Mustangs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning capped by Bryce Connolly’s RBI single to score Luke Watson.
Winston answered with two runs of their own in the second on a hit and a walk.
The Mustangs roared back with 5 runs in the second. Yuki Takazawa, Collin Hunick and Williams each added RBIs.
The Eagles would answer again, this time scoring four runs, taking advantage of some shaky defense and three walks.
That would be as close as Winston would get, as Williams settled in nicely, not allowing a hit the rest of way. Williams gave up only three hits and 3 earned runs in 5 innings of work while striking out 12 and walking 6. He also added a pair of RBIs at the plate.
Gareth Lawrence helped lead the way with 2 hits and 2 run scored. Hunick also added 2 hits, scoring 3 runs and driving in 2 runs. Every starter reached base and scored at least run in the contest.
The Mustangs outhit the Eagles 12-3. This was the third straight game the Mustangs have outhit their opponent. Mustang pitching has recorded 26 strikeouts in their past two games.
Lutheran (3-5, 3-5) will travel to Hallettsville to take on Sacred Heart (5-2, 5-2) on Thursday in a district contest. Lutheran will play Saturday at 11 AM at Hill Country Christian-San Marcos in a non district game.