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2011 Mustangs Season Highlights: Brent Seifert   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Brent Seifert Season HighlightsBrent Seifert was amazing this year. That is all.

2011 St. Joe Mustangs Season Highlights: Johnny Coy   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Johnny Coy Highlights

2011 Mustangs: Rally   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Rally

2011 Mustangs Season Highlights: Cody Cunningham   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Cody Cunningham Season HighlightsThe Mustangs amazingly had two complete game no-hitters in 2011. Cody Cunningham tossed the first of the two great games. He threw his in Omaha against a good Omaha Diamond Spirit team early in the season.

The Mustangs stayed alive in the NBC World Series by knocking out the team from Derby, KS on Friday. They scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning to break a tied score and win 3-2. The Mustangs pitching is the reason that they are where they are in this tournament. Friday’s game was no exception, Kyle Jackson tossed a great, going 8 innings and only surrendering two runs while picking up a big win.

The Mustangs play on Sunday in another must-win situation. The Mustangs battle the Hutchison Kansas Monarchs at 10:30 in the morning. I don’t know who is starting for the Mustangs but it very well could be Cody Cunningham, the first three games were started by Huett-Maddox-Jackson.

2011 Mustangs Season Highlights: Adam Maddox   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Adam Maddox Season HighlightsHere is my second “Season Highlights” cards for the Mustangs. Adam Maddox tossed a great, exciting no-hitter to win the MINK League championship. If you would like to read more about this game check here: https://ahairoffsquare.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/2011-mustangs-mink-league-champions-adam-maddox/

The Mustangs lost yesterday at the NBC World Series, they fell 4-3 in 10 innings. Adam Maddox had another good start throwing 7 innings and only giving up one run. The bullpen let him down though as normally air-tight Doug Shields gave up 2 runs in 2 innings and Josh Parrish gave up the winning run in the 10th.

The tournament is double elimination so the Mustangs are still in it. They take on the Derby Twins (KS) on Friday at 1pm. They need to win from here on out or they will be eliminated.

2011 Mustangs Season Highlights: Kris Koerper   1 comment

2011 Mustangs Kris Koerper Season HighlightsHere is the first of a few “Season Highlights” cards I made for the 2011 Mustangs season. This one if for Kris Koerper who was serenaded on his birthday with the crowd singing to him led by Mustangs general manager Rick Muntean. Koerper responded by hitting an absolute bomb to left center field for a 3-run homer. It may not have been a big moment for the team and their playoff chances but it was one of those cool moments that I will certainly remember from 2011 at Phil Welch Stadium. If you are keeping track this makes 3 cards of Koerper in my 2011 set.

The Mustangs have won their first game of the NBC World Series in Wichita. They defeated the Plaza Tire Capahas 7-3 behind Jayson Huett’s strong start. Jordan Guida drove in 2 runs as the Mustangs jumped out to a 7-0 lead early. They play again on Wednesday at 5pm with Adam Maddox making his first start since his no-hitter.

2011 Mustangs Award Winners Part 2: Brent Seifert and Jayson Huett   Leave a comment

2011 Mustangs Brent Seifert Award Winners2011 Mustangs Jayson Huett Award Winners

Brent Seifert was a slam dunk for Player of the Year. He batted .353 in league games this year with 2 homers, 3 triples, an eye-popping 23 doubles and drove in 35 runs in just 43 games. Seifert was also great in the field, he consistently made good plays at both third base and second base for the team. If it weren’t for Peter Barrows’ huge year for the Nevada Griffons I think Seifert would have been the player of the year for the entire MINK League.

Jayson Huett had a very good season. He started 6 games and went 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA. In my mind he had some stiff competition for the Pitcher of the Year award. I have narrowed it down to 4 major candidates. They are Jayson Huett, Adam Maddox, Cody Cunningham and Doug Shields. The first three players are starting pitchers and Doug Shields served as the team’s closer. Maddox had slightly better numbers than Huett but was padded by his no-hitter late in the year that happened after the Pitcher of the Year award was announced. Cunningham had a slightly higher ERA than Maddox and Huett and also had a no-hitter to propel his stats into contention. Of the three starters, I think Huett was the correct choice for the award given that Maddox’s no-hitter came after the award was given so it really didn’t count in this case.

Then there is Doug Shields. Shields came in for the Mustangs and closed out many tight affairs without being hit much at all. His sidearm delivery and great breaking pitches made him extremely hard to hit late in the game. His stats were 3-1 record, 0.62 ERA with 9 saves. The ERA is almost invisible and the 3 wins are a big number for a reliever who pitched in only 20 games. All things considered, I think Shields would be my pick for pitcher of the year for the 2011 Mustangs. Huett pitched great and deserved the award but when the game was on the line in the late innnings the Mustangs constantly called on Shields, and he came through in a big way.