Zach Fenimore– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS boys varsity baseball team had another successful week, going 2-1 against tough competition in some very close games.
This week featured two home games and one away game that took place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday night the Mustangs faced off against IMG Silver High School at home. After multiple lead changes throughout the game pinch hitter Mustang senior Zac Bayor hit a game winning walk off double to win the game 7-6 in the eighth inning.
Bayor stated, “This was a big win for us and helped give us momentum to play with this week. I saw a pitch I liked and jumped on it, and it felt great. We are starting to hit the ball a lot better, so we are all excited about the playoffs.”
Wednesday’s game saw the Riverview Rams travel to the Ranch in a district rivalry matchup. It wasn’t the Mustangs’ night as they fell 4-1 despite getting nine hits.
Thursday night the Mustangs traveled to Calvary Christian High School, previously ranked eighth in the state witha 17-4 record.
After giving up two runs in the first, LRHS junior pitcher Mason Wozniak took control of the game only giving up one hit in seven innings. The Mustangs won with a score of 3-2 in an intense back and forth game.
Wozniak stated, “I felt good and confident on the field, I kept trusting my teammates and I know I could not have done it without their support on offense and on the field. We are all looking forward to the playoffs.”
The Mustangs play two away games next week, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sarasota and 7 p.m. Wednesday at IMG against IMG Black, marking the end of the regular season.