On Monday the boys varsity baseball team captured their first league championship in program history. The team entered the day needing to earn at least a split with New Life Christian to earn a share of the title. Instead the team swept the double header by winning game one 3-1 and Game two 5-3 to earn the outright championship.
In game one Brendan Milligan earned the win pitching, striking out 9 batters over 4 innings. Trevor Wilson picked up the save, striking out 4 batters over 1 2/3 innings of work. At the plate Carter Schluckbier scored two runs and Brendan Milligan 1 run. James Turk and Brandon Mason had RBI hits for Merritt.
In game two James Turk pitched his best game of the season earning the win by striking out 5 batters over 5 innings of work. Trevor Wilson picked up another save striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced. Connor Wilson had a game he wont soon forget at the plate. He batted in all 5 Merritt runs, including a 2 run homerun over the right field fence in the 5th inning. Josh Biske went 3/3 on the day scoring 3 runs, Wilson 3/3 at the plate as well.
The team is coached by Kyle Kilpatrick. Coach Kilpatrick is assisted by his father Brian during game days.
The team has an overall record of 13-6-1 (including 6-2 in league play). Their next game is Saturday June 2nd at the MHSAA DISTRICT TOURNAMENT hosted by Parkway Christian at 10am. Good luck Mustangs and congrats!!!