St. Joseph suffers non-league loss to KC Monarchs 6-4

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The St. Joseph Mustangs lost to the Kansas City Monarchs 6-4 Thursday in a non-league game inside Phil Welch Stadium.

St. Joe’s collegiate summer baseball team drops to 11-4 this season.

The Monarch jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed in the game. The Mustangs got one run back in the second but Kansas City scored two runs in the fourth and two more in sixth inning to put the game out of reach.

St. Joseph outhit KC 11-6 but the three Mustangs pitchers walked 12 batters while the Monarchs didn’t walk anybody.

Michael Mathews sufferd the loss as allowed four runs and three hits in 3.1 innings. Mathews struck out four but walked eight.

Logan Rycraft led the Mustangs with two hits and two RBI, while Terrance Spurlin and Derek Hussey added two hits each.

St. Joe will play another non-league game Friday night at Phil Welch Stadium as they play their annual game against Mustang Alumni players. The first pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.