The Redfield Pheasants and Mt Vernon Mustangs had a good battle in the first-round games of the State Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell. Mt Vernon pounded out three hits in the first inning and jumped out to a quick 1 to 0 lead. The Mustangs would add one more in the top of the fourth on a Redfield error and lead 2 to 0. The Redfield bats came to life in the bottom of the fourth, scoring five runs on three hits. Mitch Babcock started the inning, reaching first on a walk. Sutton Masat drove a double over the right fielder putting runners on second and third. Drew Dickhaut was intentionally walked to load the bases. Christian Christianson hit a grounder to the third baseman that threw the ball to the back stop, allowing Redfield’s first run to score. Levi Logan and Jesse Babcock would deliver back to back hits scoring three runs for the Pheasants. Kaleb Rodgers would add a sacrifice fly to center field, to plate the fifth run of the inning. The Pheasants added another run in the sixth inning as Sutton Masat and Christian Christianson both collected hits in the inning. After six complete the Pheasants had a 6 to 2 lead over the Mustangs. The top of the seventh was a tough inning for the Pheasants. The Mustangs would send ten players to the plate and score five runs on six hits and one error. Starting pitcher, Justin Link was relieved by Christian Christianson who recorded the final out of the inning. After seven complete the Pheasants were down 7 to 6. The Mustangs added two more runs in the eighth inning, score both runs with two outs. The Pheasants managed one run in the bottom of the eighth as Levi Logan and Kevin Krumm both collected hits in the inning. The final score read Mt Vernon Mustangs 9 and Redfield Pheasants 7.
The Redfield Pheasants would like to thank all those fans that supported the team throughout the year.
Photo: Drew Dickhaut standing on first base alongside first-base coach Tommy Gregg looking for signs from Coach Millar.