The Lutheran Mustang Baseball team had a roller-coaster of a week, splitting a pair of district contests. The Mustangs found themselves on both sides of a no hitter but finished the week sitting in third place in the district.
On Thursday, the Mustangs hosted Faith Academy at Diamond Spikes Field. The Mustangs pounded out 8 hits and got a strong pitching performance from Bryce Connolly to take the 16-1 victory.
Faith threatened early in the first inning getting runners on second and third with one out, but Connolly would strike out the next two batters to put out the fire.
In the bottom of the first, an RBI double by Connolly scored Dawson Dullnig. Later in the inning after a wild pitch and an error scored two more runs, Noah Raesch came up with a two RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.
After Connolly pitched another scoreless inning, the Mustangs offense came up big again putting up 8 more runs highlighted by an RBI single by Sam Schimke, and two RBI triples by both Phillip Williams and Dullnig.
The Mustangs would go on to cruise to the shortened 16-1 win. Connolly went the distance on the mound giving up 1 run (0 earned) while giving up no hits and striking out 8. The no hitter was the second of Connolly’s career.
Offensively, each Mustang starter scored a run. Dullnig, Williams, and Connolly each had two hits apiece. Dullnig scored 3 runs while driving four. Williams and Chris Alvarado each had 2 RBIs.
On Tuesday, Lutheran traveled to Hallettsville to take on Sacred Heart. In a game played in light drizzle the Indians remained undefeated in district play (4-0) by beating Lutheran 15-0. The Mustangs were unable to get a hit off the Sacred Heart pitching staff.
Lutheran (4-7, 2-1) will host St. Paul on Tuesday at Diamond Spikes. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30.