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Mustangs erase eight-run deficit, beat Skyline for 11th straight victory
The Redmond High School baseball team pulled out another win Monday night — one that looked impossible after the first inning.
Skyline led 8-0 after the first inning, but the Mustangs scored five runs each in the third and fourth innings to rally for a 12-8 victory at Hartman Park. The Mustangs have won 11 straight after Monday's Kingco 4A victory against the Crest Division-leading Spartans.Redmond improved to 8-4 in the division race and are just one game behind the Spartans. After starting the season 0-7, the Mustangs are now 11-7 overall.
The Mustangs take on Newport Wednesday night at 6 at Hartman Park. This will be the final home game for the 12 Redmond seniors.
One of those seniors, pitcher Thomas Crosley, came on in relief in the first inning and shut down the Spartans, allowing just two base runners after the Spartans' first-inning outburst.
Redmond started its rally with a five-run third inning, highlighted by a two-run double by sophomore Brandon Burditt. Redmond scored five more runs in the fourth as Cody Beliel, Peter Hendron, Lucas Eliason and Peyton Lutz all notched hits in the inning.
Burditt finished the game with two hits and three RBIs. Both Beliel and Hendron each went 3 for 5 and scored three runs.The Mustangs scored two more in the fifth inning and senior Adam Cline pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for his third save of the year.