The Mustangs’ baseball team started a long week of games last Monday with an extra innings win over the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets.

The two teams were tied at two at the end of regulation. E-B-F scored one in the top of the eighth inning and the Mustangs rallied to win the game in the bottom of the inning.

Kaleb Wagler got the start on the bump for Davis County and gave up a couple of runs early, but settled in nicely and finished with a strong outing. Wagler got through 4 2/3 innings with just two runs and eight strikeouts.

The Mustangs’ bats came alive in the fifth inning. Garl Norman led off the inning with a single and Nathan Zmolek laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance him to second. Clay Collier got the Mustangs on the board with a two-out RBI single, scoring Norman.

Davis County added another run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Noah Zmolek walked and Logan Hale reached on an error with no outs. Zmolek was gunned down trying to steal third, but Hale was safe at second on the backside of a double steal. Draven DeKraai tied the game with a double to deep left-center field that scored Hale.

Trevor Slayton relieved Wagler on the mound in the fifth inning and didn’t allow a hit through the seventh. Slayton allowed a hit to start the eighth inning for E-B-F. A walk and a couple of errors by the defense allowed that runner to score. The Mustangs were able to get out of the inning, giving up just one run.

In the Mustangs’ half of the eighth inning, Logan Hale led off by reaching on an error. Caden Glosser came in to pinch-run and stole second base. DeKraai singled through the right side to put runners at the corners. Norman loaded the bases with no outs on an infield single.

Nathan Zmolek then hit a ground ball to the E-B-F third baseman and he got Glosser out at home on the fielder’s choice for the first out. Caden Hill walked it off for Davis County on a hard-hit ball to the second baseman that he couldn’t field. DeKraai came in to score and gave the Mustangs a 4-3 victory.

Score by innings        R H E

EBF    110    000    01    3 3 6

DC    000    011    02    4 8 3

Pitching—Slayton, W, 3.1 innings, 1 run, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts and 2 walks. Wagler, 4.2 innings, 2 runs, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 5 walks.

Hits—DeKraai, 3; Norman, 2; Collier, 2 and Slayton, 1.

RBI—DeKraai, 1; Caden Hill, 1 and Collier, 1.