The Mustangs couldn’t carry the momentum from Senior Day into Friday’s game, falling at Lathrop 6-4 and committing six errors in the process. Sam Olsen battled through 4 1/3 innings, giving up six hits (none hit particularly hard) and working through questionable defense all game. Noah Hering set down five straight Spartans with three strikeouts in relief of Olsen.
Offensively, Andres De Leon and Jacob Vales both tripled, Taylor Yuki had two hits, a run and a stolen base, Jai Nayyar had an RBI double, Carter Leal had an RBI single, and Hering notched his first Mustang hit. Despite all this, Mountain House left ten men on base and could not cash in enough against the Spartans’ pitching to pull out the victory.
The Mustangs travel to Ceres High for a 2 PM doubleheader on Monday, needing a sweep to earn a playoff birth.