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Eagle High School is located 574 N. Park Lane, Eagle , Idaho 83616
School phone number (208) 350-4235
Eagle High Baseball is home of the Mustangs & Legion Vipers
District 3 (5A-Southern Idaho Conference)
Coach Frank Wright contact phone number (208) 631-4042 or email link
2013 Legion Season
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2013 Baseball Season
Varsity Advances State
The Varsity team advances to State playoffs. The Mustangs will face Coeur d’Alene at 7:15pm Thursday May 16th at Hawks Memorial Stadium.
The 2013 Mustangs open the State Tournament Thursday Night at 7:15 vs. the Couer D'Alene Vikings at Hawks Stadium. The Vikes are the number one seed from the North and bring a 19-5 record into the contest while the Mustangs are 17-8. After an 0-4 start the Mustangs have gone 17-4 and finished second in the District Tournament. Speed, defense, and consistent execution and hitting have kept the club in the hunt but most especially, a very special drive and toughness sets the team apart from the pack. Seven extra inning games, 6 wins and a bad call that could have allowed the 7th win to happen.....remarkable. The boys have done the work, embraced the grind necessary to become true players, and achieved a level of play to be proud of. I like our chances to win another State Title for Eagle High School!
Coach Frank Wright
Freshmen Team takes 2nd Place in Districts!
My last day of coaching...... The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Our lessons come from the journey not the direction! Well it finally is time to hang up my coaching clipboard! Today will be my final day coaching baseball. Game is at Hawks at 11 am. Mixed emotions, but the love of the game remains as strong as ever. I'm looking forward to more time at the cabin and traveling. I will miss the great young men I am privileged to teach and pass along the way. I have enjoyed steering kids away from situations where they are likely to fail and putting them in positions to succeed. Everything I learned from coaching, I've learned from making mistakes. Great effort springs naturally from great attitude! I will miss it!
Varsity District Brackets
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2013 Mid-Season Newsletter
Updates, important information about upcoming events, a message from Coach Wright and much more! Click Here to Open PDF
Legion Registration Form & Policies
EBI General Membership Meeting & Legion Viper Registration
Wednessday, May 15th @ 7:00pm at Mickey Rays BBQ in Eagle
On the agenda…Election of 2013-14 Officers and Legion Information & Registration
Varsity District Game 1
Tuesday your Mustangs take on Rocky Mountain at 4:00 at Timberline High. Come out and support your team as they attempt to win both a berth to state and a chance to win a District Championship.
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Game 1 – The Mustangs opened their biggest regular season series with an exciting 2-1, come from behind win over the league leading Rocky Mountain Grizzlies. The story of the day was Griffin Pape who went 6 1/3 innings allowing the potent Grizzlies but one ground ball single. He was remarkably efficient using but 58 pitches featuring an outstanding change up to subdue what is by all accounts a very good hitting team. He was supported by excellent defense and an offense that kept the pressure on Rocky Mountain all game long. Rocky pushed accross a run in the 7th when a one out, slow roller scored a runner from third. Kevon Bjornson, on in relief of Pape whose back tightened, picked the remaining runner off of second in another solid relief job and the Mustangs went to work in the bottom of the 7th. A one out single by Greg Robinette and a first pitch steal of second put the tying run in scoring position. Steven Hexum’s 2 strike triple to the left field corner tied the game and a slow ground ball by Gavin Speegle plated the winning run. Nice job against a quality opponent. The 2013 Mustangs are for real!!
Game 2 – The Mustangs suffered a frustrating, rain shortened, 7-4 loss to Rocky Mountain friday night. It was a see-saw battle that saw the Mustangs jump out to a 2-0 lead. Rocky tied it at 2, went ahead an inning later and then saw the Mustangs tie it at 3. Rocky scored two, the Mustangs scored one and entered the bottom of the 5th down 5-4. The skies opened and the combination of a downpour and an incredibly tight strike zone were just too much for Mustang pitchers and Rocky scored two more. The game was called and the Mustangs had to be satisfied with a split….very frustrating!! This week the team faces Vallivue at Vallivue on Thursday and then completes the series at home Friday. Come out and support your team.
The Varsity players put on a clinic for West Valley Little Leaguers at the Duck Alley complex Saturday afternoon. The team did a great job and the turnout was fantastic. Watching the fellas teach the game and have fun with the kids was nice to say the least! Not sure who had the most fun!
Thursdays game went 11 bizarre innings. Austin Jackson started, was relieved by Guy Stockwell, J.T. Williams, Patrick Burns, and then Williams again! JT picked up the win in a game that saw several lead changes, lots of hitting, very little defense, and a key hitters interference call in the 11th. The Mustangs took a 7 run lead into the bottom of the ninth and promptly gave it up with 5 walks, a hit batsmen, and some key Centennial basehits. Undaunted, the Mustangs came back with a JT Williams triple (2nd of the game) and a sac fly by Steven Hexum. The club hung on with a solid bottom half of 11 and won the game. 17 runs, 15 hits, 8 errors!!!
Friday the Mustangs played a clean game and continued to pound the ball for a 9-4 win at Eagle Yards. Guy Stockwell started and carried the game into the 4th when he was relieved by Kevin Bjornson. Bjornson, throwing three pitches for strikes, produced his second solid outing in a row, ending a rally and holding Centennial down effectively to earn the win. The team played solid defensively and their 13 hit performance was led by Greg Robinettes 3 hit and 3 rbi performance. Nice job!
Big congratulations to senior first baseman Steven Hexum who signed a National Letter of Intent to play at perennial NAIA power Lewis & Clark State College in Lewiston. Nice job Steven!!!
Thursday, the Mustangs take on defending State Champions, Rocky Mountain, in a rematch of last years State Final. Junior Griffin Pape will get the Thursday start while Sophomore Austin Jackson will get the ball on Friday. Come out and support your team!
Game two saw the Mustangs pound the ball early and often. JT Williams started the game with a leadoff triple, his first of two, and was driven in on the first of Steven Hexum’s three hits. The club scored 6 in the first and scored in 5 of the 7 innings played to hand the Lions a 14 – 7 drubbing. Austin Jackson had a key bases loaded double in the 5th as well. Jake Stidham earned the win on the mound with help from Malacki Ginner and Kevin Bjornson who pitched especially well to close the game.
The Mustangs close a 6 games in 9 days run Thursday with an away game vs. Centennial at Centennial. Come out and support your team as we move forward towards what should be an interesting District Tournament.
Thursdays game was a see-saw battle with both clubs exchanging leads during the course of the game. Austin Jackson started for the Mustangs but shoulder stiffness limited his effectiveness and Griffin Pape, coming off injury, took over in the third and held the Warriors in check. A two run single by Jackson in the bottom of the seventh tied the game and J.T. Williams came on to finish it pitching. JT stranded a runner at third (leadoff triple) in the eighth with two strikeouts and a ground ball and Brandon Martinez ringing walk off double scored Austin Jackson from first base in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win.
Friday’s game was another nail biter. The Warriors jumped out for 7 runs in the first and second innings and the Warrior starter Lainhart proved tough in the early going. Guy Stockwell came on to quite the Warrior bats in another solid outing. In the fifth, the Mustangs put up 5 runs on 5 hits and made it a one run game. In the top of the 7th, Brandon Martinez again came through with a big hit….a game tying lazer up the middle, and the Mustangs were in to extra innings again. In the top of tenth Gavin Speegle’s single up the middle put the Mustangs ahead and opened the flood gates. 9 runs and 7 hits later, the Mustangs took a ten run lead to the bottom of the 10th and it was more than enough for Patrick “Butters” Burns as he retired the side to pick up the win with four solid innings of relief work. Burns has played second, third, short and pitched for the Mustangs and been solid at all three spots…nice job. The game saw some spectacular defensive plays highlighted by an amazing diving catch of a pop up by Williams, a nice relay, shorthop, and tag play (Robinette to Burns to Speegle) to cut down a run at the plate, and rightfielder Kam Lane throwing a runner out at first on a hard ground ball.
On Friday, the young Mustangs took on two 5A opponents in Idaho Falls and Highland. The bats came alive, the pitchers threw strikes, and the Mustangs won both games. Malakai Ginner got his first start of the season against Idaho Falls and picked up the win with relief help from Kevin Bjornson as the Mustangs scored 19 runs to defeat the Tigers. In game two we faced basically the same Highland team we opened the 2011 State Tourney with. Beau Burrell, Highlands ace and a BYU commit was greeted by four first inning base hits and after three innings, the Mustangs were up 6-0. A few walks and a defensive collapse saw us fall behind 10-6 through the fifth inning but a solid late inning rally against some very good pitching put the Mustangs ahead 15-10 to gain their fifth win in a row.
Saturday the team faced a talented Skyview team. Austin Jackson pitched the game of the season for the Mustangs striking out 8 and allowing only one walk. Steve Hexum and Ryker Schlienz had triples and JT Williams doubled to lead things at the plate. The team won 6-2 and over the course of a two week period improved their record from 0-4 to 6-4! Nice job fellas…..keep it going!
The Mustangs rebounded from their 0-4 start with a sweep of the always tough Timberline Wolves 4-3 and 7-3. Pitching was much improved as the young staff pounded the strike zone, giving up only 4 walks in 14 innings! The Mustangs were solid defensively, making the routine play but also coming up with some big plays in the series. Rightfielder Kam Lane had two outfield assists on Friday with nice relays from Travis Sloan and Steven Hexum. “Butters” Burns was pressed into service at third base and made several solid plays in the Friday game. Sloan continues to grow in confidence and is playing solidly at second. Austin Jackson went 6 1/3 strong innings to pick up Fridays win. Guy Stockwell picked up the win Thursday with another solid outing in relief of Patrick Burns. JT Williams and Gavin Speegle led the offense with five and four hits respectively although the entire lineup put the ball in play consistently and executed the “small ball” component of the game very well. It’s early but the young Mustangs are making good progress and playing with energy. Stay tuned!!
The Buck’s Bags tournament approaches with games against Madison, Idaho Falls, Highland, and Skyview over spring break….all at Eagle Yards. Come out and support the team!
The Mustangs early season growing pains continued with a pair of losses to the Mt. View Mavericks Thursday and Friday.
Game 1 saw the Mavericks use two pitchers to throw a shutout at the Mustangs. Sophomore Austin Jackson pitched well for the Mustangs but three balks put him and the club in a hole that seemed to swallow them, accounting for four runs. On Friday, two bloop singles led to three runs despite a good pitching performance by Junior starter J.T. Williams. Junior Guy Stockwell gave the Mustangs a boost as he came on in relief of Junior Jake Stidham and pitched out of a jam. He went on to hold the Mavericks “runless” for the rest of the game and the Mustangs rallied to score two and then leave the bases loaded in the sixth. Murphy’s law seems to be the club mantra right now but the players are working hard, playing with energy, and staying together…….the club will turn it around and be more than competitive as the season moves forward. Come out and support your club….were working hard and could use your support during an unusually rough patch!
The Mustangs had a rough start to the 2013 season dropping both games of the series to the Boise Braves. The club gave up 19 walks/hit batsmen in the two games and also committed 6 errors…..not a recipe for success and something that must change as the season progresses. A bright spot for the Varsity was a nice rally in the Friday game. Spurred by JT Williams effective pitching (6 strikeouts, 1 walk) the Mustangs put four runs up in the 7th and had the bases loaded when the Braves left fielder ran down a deep drive by Brandon Martinez to end the game…… A positive sign indeed. This years club can hit, run, and is capable of outstanding defense. 2012 started in a similar fashion and ended in the State Championship game. Hard work and a more intense attitude will make us competitive once again.
JV – Game Summary
The Mustangs opened the 2013 baseball season with a series split with the Boise Braves after losing 4-3 and winning 8-2.
In the opener, the Mustangs produced 5 hits in the loss. Gothberg, Aden, and Ouwenhand combined to strikeout 10 batters in the 9 inning contest. Beezer Pierce had a hit and plated the first 2 runs for the Mustangs. Garrett Garven had 2 hits while Austin Dupuis, and Taylor Brooks had a hit apiece.
In game 2 of the series, the Mustangs scored 8 runs and had 15 hits. Austin Dupuis paced the offense for the Mustangs going 4-4 at the plate and scoring 2 runs. Brooks, Aden, and James Hull added a hit apiece while Garven, Lane, and Ouwenhand added 2 hits each. Dupuis also threw 5 strong innings striking out 5 batters. Skyler Hunter finished the game with 2 solid innings of relief for the Mustangs. The offense set the tone early and ended up stealing 12 bases off of the Braves.
Freshmen – Game Summary
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After dropping two close games to start the season, the Mustangs began to put things together in route to the win. Freshman starting pitcher, Nate Smith, struggled in his first high school outing, failing to make it out of the first inning allowing 5 runs as he struggled with his control.
Riley Adams came in from the pen to establish order and hold the Braves scoreless until tiring in the 4th inning and giving way to Eli Shubert. Riley struck out 5 Braves and allowed the Mustang’s to climb their way back into the game scoring 4 runs in the third and fourth innings after tallying 2 in the first.
Shubert pitched dominantly to finish the game with the win, striking out 4 and not allowing a run the remainder of the game.
Key hits in the come from behind win included Justin Walker’s 2 RBI triple in the 6th in the midst of an 11 run outburst by Eagle as well as 2 hits each from the top three in the batting order, Shane Wickstrom, Dillon Cluney and Mitch Dean. The bottom of the order also contributed with second baseman Ryan Pecoraro going 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Third sacker, Trent Weldon chipped in with a two run single in the big inning.
The Mustang’s will play next on Saturday against the Capital Eagles at Hawks Stadium. game time is 1PM.
Paced by solid defense, timely hitting and the pitching out of the bull pen by Dillon Cluney, the freshmen even their early season record at 2-2, winning their 2nd straight “mersey rule” shortened game.
The game was tight through the first 3 1/2 innings entering the bottom of the 4th. Eagle trailed 4-3 before scoring 6 times to take the momentum away from the Eagles paced by a 2 run double off the bat of right fielder Danny Spangler. The Mustangs scored 5 more in the bottom of the 5th inning to end the game. Cluney pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to record his first high school victory. Cluney was helped out with a beautifully turned, inning ending 4-6-3 double play (Dean to Caden Centers to Sean Ripson) to end the top of the 5th.
Starting center fielder, Justin Walker got the the scoring underway with a RBI triple in the first inning, scoring Mitch Dean who had walked. Third sacker, Trent Weldon had a big day, going 3-4 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Spangler and Walker each chipped in with 2 hits as the Mustang batters struck out just twice for the the second game in a row.
Eagle takes monday off (a bye date) and returns to game action at Hawks Stadium at 6 pm with the Mavs from Mt. View.
On Saturday the Mustangs beat Vallivue 15-8 at Hawks Stadium.
The 4-3 Mustangs play their first home game Wednesday, hosting The Patriots of Centennial at 6 pm.
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Varsity State Championship game summary- Coach Wright
Varsity State game 2 summary- Coach Wright
Varsity State game 1 summary- Coach Wright
Varsity State Bracket
Frosh District game summary- Coach Koppes
Eight grade starting lefty, Cody Aden held the Mavs to a lone single ( in the 5th) en-route to a complete game shutout in the elimination game played at the Eagle Yard.
The Mustang’s played a near flawless game on defense as well as offense and advance to play the loser of the Vallivue/Centennial game tonight. The Mustangs are 5-1 against the prospective foes.
Eagle executed 5 out of 6 stolen base attempts including Skler Hunter’s steal of home as the backend of a double steal. Second baseman Beezer Pierce also executed a perfect squeeze bunt in the first inning plating Hunter with the first run of the game. The first 4 Eagle batters scored in the first giving Aden all the runs he would need.
The Eagle defense helped Aden in his effort by turning a 4-6-3 double play in the first to quell a potential Maverick rally. Eight grade left fielder Justin Walker, hit cutoff man Taylor Brooks with a perfect throw holding a Maverick runner at third in the fifth, allowing Aden to get his shut out and paving the way for the five inning win.
The offense scored in 3 of the 4 innings they came to bat and finished off the Mavs with 4 in the bottom of the 4th. Aden faced only 5 batters over the minimum in the win, striking out 6.
JV District game summary- Coach Needham
The Mustangs and Eagles squared off in the first round of the tournament with the Eagles scoring 4 runs in the first inning off of Mustangs starter, Austin Jackson. The Mustangs got those runs back after scoring 2 runs each in the 1st and 2nd innings. Capital went ahead 5-4 in the 4th inning but Gavin Speegle hit a hard single to tie the game at 5 in the 5th. Guy Stockwell led off the 7thinning with a single followed by a walk off double by Austin Jackson to win the game. Griffen Pape threw 1 inning to pick up the win. Leading the way for the Mustang offense were Jake Stidham and Guy Stockwell who both went 2 for 3 at the plate in the win.In the semifinal game, the Mustangs offense wasted no time in getting a lead scoring 3 times in the bottom of the first inning with the first 3 hitters reaching safely and scoring. The Mustangs built a 13 run lead through the first 4 innings and the Wolves scored 3 runs in the 5thinning off of starter Robbie Archibald. The Mustangs scored 13 runs on 13 base hits. Robbie Archibald was 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI’s; Stockwell contributed 2 hits and drove in 4 runners. Leadoff hitter Kam Lane was 1 for 1 with 2 walks and scored 3 runs for the offense. The Mustangs were clicking on all phases of the game and have been playing their best baseball of the season during the last 2 weeks.The Mustangs conclude the season on Tuesday night with a chance to win the District Championship. Standing in their way is either the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies or the Boise Braves. Game starts at 6 pm at Capital High School.
Varsity game 1 Districts – Coach Wright
Varsity game Summary Capital – Coach Wright
In game one, the Mustangs scored first on a Spencer Gothberg single and stolen base followed by a big two out, two strike single by Brandon Martinez. Unfortunately, the Eagles scored three in the bottom half of the inning on a single, hit batsmen and a badly blown call that plated a run and extended the inning. A single and two run error put the Eagles up 3-1 but…..it was to be their last score. Brandon Brown was dominant the rest of the way, striking out 14 and walking one. He also chipped in two hits and continued to get even better striking out the last two hitters. The Mustangs offense was impressive against Mike Wickham, arguably the best arm they’ve face all season, as they put up 12 hits, finally scoring the winning run on a single by Jake Jackson and a Skylar Souza double.Game two saw the club benefit from another outstanding pitching job. Darrion Simons picked up his 5th win against no losses, striking out 11 and walking 1 as the Mustangs took over sole possession of second place in the SIC. Ben Millick’s 2 run 2 out, 2 strike RBI single was the big blow for the Mustangs. Jake Jackson, Spence Gothberg, Brandon Brown, Greg Robinette and Skylar Souza contributed big basehits and the Mustangs stole another 7 bases to hand Capital the loss. The Mustangs are starting to play well!Monday and Tuesday, the defending State Champs finish the regular season with games against the always tough Boise Braves. Four games in five days heading into District will test the Mustangs depth and be a good primer for District and State. Tuesday night is Senior Night at Eagle Yards…..Come out and support your team on this most special night.
JV game Summary Capital – Coach Needham
Capital won the first game 16-3. The Mustangs defense committed 6 errors and the pitching staff issued 6 free passes. The Mustangs struggled in every phase of the game.
Game 2 was one of the best offensive showings of the season for the Mustangs. The Mustangs scored early and often en route to a 13-3 win. The 3-4-5 hitters combined to hit safely in 9 out of their 13 at bats. Stockwell, Jackson, and Speegle each had 3 hits on the day. Kam Lane added 2 hits, Newberry added a hit, and Dupuis contributed an RBI double. Speegle drove in 6 runs. Michael Hansen had a strong start picking up his first win of the season and Griffen Pape came in for relief to close out the game. The defense played extremely well behind the 2 pitchers all afternoon. The Mustangs have 2 regular season games left before heading into the conference tournament.
JV game Summary Vallivue – Coach Needham
Game 1 ended with the Mustangs winning 6-5. With the score tied at 1 and 2 outs in the top of the 4th inning, Ryker Schlienz hit a 3 run inside the park homerun. The Mustangs would score 2 more runs before holding on for a 6-5 win. Griffen Pape had 3 hits, Kam Lane and Ryker Schlienz each had 2 hits for the offense. Pape threw a complete game for the win while striking out 9 batters. Left fielder, Jack Fisk threw out the tying run at home plate to end the game.The bats came alive for the Mustangs in game 2 of the series scoring 13 runs and totaling 13 hits. Robbie Archibald, Austin Jackson, Gavin Speegle and Austin Dupuis all had 2 hits in the game. Austin Jackson hit his 2nd homerun of the season and drove in 3 runs while Dupuis also drove in 3 for the Mustangs. Austin Dupuis pitched 4.2 innings to earn his 2nd win of the season and Jake Stidham threw 2.1 innings to close out the game.
Varsity game Summary vallivue – Coach Wright
The Mustangs rebounded from a series loss to Rocky Mtn. with two wins against the Vallivue Falcons Thursday and Friday. The Thursday game saw the Mustangs score early with the big blow being Brandon Browns 2 run homer. The 4 run lead proved enough……barely….as the Mustangs held off a serious rally in the 7th. Brown struck out 11 in picking up his 3rd win of the season.In game two the Mustangs bats came alive with 14 runs on 19 hits and Darrion Simons picked up his fourth win with another solid outing. Spencer Gothbergs three hits and five rbi’s led the offense.
Varsity game Summary Rocky Mtn. – Coach Wright
Freshmen game Summary Capital – Coach Koppes
The win put an end to a brief 2 game losing skid by the Mustang’s and established them as a top seed in the upcoming Freshman Tournament following the regular season.
Shubert pitched the first 4 innings, including a one hour rain delay, allowing no hits while striking out 9 (4 in a row at one time). Giving way to a stiff back that affected his control Shubert’s win was saved by Garven retiring the 3 batters he faced entering the game in the 5th inning with the bases loaded and no outs.
Garven also contributed much of the scoring offense for the Mustangs going 4-4 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBI.
The Mustang’s return to action hosting Valivue Saturday 4/21 at 2 PM. The game will be played at Eagle Yards.
JV game Summary Borah – By Coach Needham
Game 1 featured an outstanding pitching duel with Austin Jackson getting the complete game victory. With both pitchers setting down the opposing batters, the Mustangs found a way to manufacture 2 runs against the Borah left hander. Brandon Cobleigh started the 4th inning with a double and would come around to score the 1st run when Kam Lane hit a sacrifice fly to right field. Jack Fisk drove in the 2nd run for the Mustangs in the bottom of the 5th inning with a line drive to centerfield giving Austin Jackson all the support he needed. Jackson threw a 1 hitter and struck out 12 Borah batters. Cobleigh was 2-2 at the plate.In the second game of the series, the Mustangs struggled to get anything going offensively. The Mustang offense hit the ball hard all afternoon but right at the defenders. Trailing 5-0 in the 6th inning, Guy Stockwell had 2 runners on and 2 outs when he drove the ball to left field that scored both runners. He later came in to score making it 5-3. Borah would hit a grandslam in the bottom of the 6th and the Mustangs left bases loaded in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Freshmen Game Summary – By Coach Koppes
The freshmen baseball team used a combination of solid pitching and defense along with productive hitting this past week in going 3-0, posting wins against Borah and 2 against Meridian to improve to 10-3.Saturday, the Mustang’s put in a fill days work taking two from the Warriors, winning game one 5-1 behind the strong starting effort of 8th grade lefty Cody Aden. Aden struck out 10, allowing only 3 hits through 6.2 innings and Eagle closer Blake Condie saved it striking out the only hitter he faced. Aden helped himself out at the dish going 4-4 scoring 4 runs with 2 doubles and a triple! A balanced attack by the Mustang’s produced 11 hits and the defense committed only 1 error.
Game two wasn’t as close a battle, as the Mustang’s ended the game early beating the Warriors 12-2. The pitching again turned in a strong effort allowing only 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 7. Eli Shubert, games one’s catcher, got the win with solid long relief by Condie. The Mustang closer provided three innings of 2 hit ball striking out 3 while allowing no walks.
Trisden Gothberg and Evan Barnett each chipped in with 3 RBI while third sacker Garrett Garvin, added two doubles to the offense.
Earlier in the week the Mustang’s, who have won 6 straight, beat Borah 7-1 behind the solid start of right handed Max Ouwehand and the save of Condie (3 saves this week). Condie came in to the game in the 6th inning with the bases loaded and only one out and Borah trying to mount a comeback. On one pitch he induced a double play to get out of the jam. He completed a 3 up, 3 down 7th to end the game. Garven drove the offensive with 2 hits driving in 2 and scoring 2.
The Mustang’s travel to Rocky Mountain for a critical conference game Monday at 6 PM.
Varsity Game Summary Borah – By Coach Wright
The Mustangs swept their second consecutive series, beating Borah 15-0 and 7-2 Thursday and Friday. Brandon Brown tossed his third career no hitter in the opener, striking out 13 and walking 4. That’s even more impressive considering it was a five inning game and only two balls were put into play by the Lions. Brandon Martinez (3 for 4 – 3 rbi) and Spencer Gothberg ( 2 doubles, 4 rbi) and Zack Stevens bases loaded double to drive in 3, led the Mustangs at the plate as the club pounded out 11 hits.On Friday, Skyler Souza was just as impressive, allowing only a bloop single as he pitched a one hitter, striking out 9. The Mustangs made the most of 7 hits with some solid “smal ball” and base running. Souza also led the club at the plate with a 2/3 performance including a double. Spence Gothberg added another 2 rbi’s to lead the club. Monday, the defending State Champs take on Centennial in one of the toughest stretches on the schedule…..6 games in 9 days concluding with a two game series vs. Rocky Mountain……Go Mustangs!!!
Freshmen Game Summary – By Coach Koppes
Rebounding from a short 3 game losing skid, the Eagle Mustang Freshman baseball team put together a complete effort in topping Vallivue on the road Monday night, 6-1.The win, third in a row, by the Mustangs saw a complete game 4 hitter by Trisden Gothberg. Gothberg allowed only an unearned run in the 5th inning en route to the win avenging a loss to VHS earlier in the season. The key to the Mustang’s winning streak has been solid defense, timely hitting, strong pitching and stealing, stealing and more stealing on the base paths.
On Saturday, EHS visited Capital HS in a game delayed 4 hours by the Buck’s Bags Tourney. The Mustang’s took advantage of the Eagle’s poor pitching and defense, piling up 26 runs en route to a 26-4 win! Eagle was paced by 3 hits each from Garrett Garven and Gothberg and the complete game pitching of Eli Shubert, who took a no hitter into the final frame settling for a 4 hit complete game win adding 12 strikeouts in the 5 inning game. The Mustang base runners contributed 8 stolen bases in 8 attempts.
On Thursday, the Mustang’s beat rival Centennial at Hawk’s Stadium with a come from behind 9-8 effort. The Pats took a 8-7 lead in the 8th inning only to be beaten by the Mustang’s who scored 2 in the bottom half. EHS came from a 1 run deficit in the bottom of the 7th to send the game into extra innings.
Strong efforts by the Mustang’s bullpen Blake Condie and Shubert gave the offense the opportunity to pull out the win. First baseman Justin Walker paced the offense with 3 RBI.
The defense has made only 2 errors during the winning steak, with the pitching staff chipping in with 2 complete games. The Mustang’s have stolen 28 bases in 29 attempts durning the winning streak, including multiple double steals and thefts of home!
The 7-3 Mustang’s return to game action on Wednesday against Borah at Hawks Stadium. Game time is 6 pm.
Varsity Buck’s Tournament Summary – By Coach Wright
The Mustangs went 2-1 in a rain shortened Buck’s Bags Tournament over spring break. A surprising opening round loss to Middleton High got things off to a most disappointing start. Brandon Brown suffered the loss as the Mustangs offered little run support. In his three early season losses, Brandon has been given but 2 runs by his mates…….a trend that most certainly needs to change! He walked 5 and struck out 9 and in fairness to the offense, the Mustangs hit several line drives right at Vikings players…..sometimes it just goes like that! JT Williams led the offense with a pair of doubles.
Darrion Simons was dominant against Bonneville on a wet miserable day. Simons struck out 12 and walked only two and his team mates provided him a dozen hits and 9 runs. The Mustangs played small ball early and often and ran the bases aggressively to hand Bonneville ace Jeff Hostert his first loss of the season. Spence Gothberg made his debut behind the plate and did a most credible job in additon to having two hits. Steven Hexum had a long, opposite field two run double to pace the offense.
On a beautiful Saturday the club defeated Madison 11-1 in a run rule 5 inning game. Zach Stevens picked up his first win of the season and ended the game with a long walk off sac fly in the 5th inning. Steven Hexum had another good day at the plate with a two run stand up triple. Freshmen Austin Jackson made his varsity debut with a nice inning of relief work and Spencer (Mr. Versatile) Gothberg added a solid inning of relief as well.
Varsity Game Summary Meridian – By Coach Wright
The Mustangs swept the Meridian series in their best offensive performance of the season. Game 1, although marred by 11 walks, also featured 5 extra base hits and some outstanding defense and base running. Skyler Souza had three hits four stolen bases while Brandon Martinez hit a long 3 run homer and made the catch of the year in left to lead the Mustangs to an 11-5 win over the Warriors. Brandon Brown earned his first win of the season with a 10 strikeout relief appearance.
Game 2 was well played in all aspects. From a coaches perspective, the game gave a hint, for the first time this season, of what this team can be all about. Relentless offensive pressure featuring great speed and tough at bats, solid defense, and outstanding pitching. Junior lefty Darrion Simons gave his second outstanding performance with 6 strikeouts and 0 walks in four solid innings of work to earn his second win in as many tries. Skylar Souza again ran at will on the bases and the pressure of the Mustangs speed caused the Warriors huge problems in all phases of their defense. Mitch Gourley had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Mustangs at the plate. An outstanding win! The Mustangs will continue to experiment, lineup wise, through the Buck’s bags tournament as the coaches look to find a combination that will give the club the best chance to repeat as 5A state champs.
JV Game Summary Meridian – By Coach Needham
The first game of the series was a game that had both teams going back and forth all game long. The Warriors scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning and the Mustangs came right back with 2 of their own. The Mustangs took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth inning and would leave the bases loaded in the process. Meridian left the tying run on 2nd base as the final out was recorded. Mustangs win 9-8. Austin Jackson picked up his first win of the season with 2 innings of relief and Griffen Pape recorded the save.
The Mustangs and Warriors were locked in a pitcher’s duel threw the first 3 innings of game 2. Austin Jackson started the top of the 4th with a triple to left center field. Stockwell followed by smacking a double into the same part of the field to give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead. Michael Hansen added some insurance runs when he lined a base hit to right field that would score 2 more runs. With the Mustangs leading 3-0, the Warriors put across 1 in the bottom of the inning and left bases loaded. The Mustangs offense scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning and stopped the Warriors in the bottom of the inning to win 13-1. Jake Stidham and Robbie Archibald combined to limit the Warriors to 1 hit. Stidham struck out 4 batters in 4 solid innings.
JV Game Summary Timberline – By Coach Needham
The Mustangs built an early 3-0 lead in part to a 2-run home run by Austin Jackson in the first inning. But the Mustang offense went cold and Timberline built an 8-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. With 1 out and nobody on base, the Mustangs offense came alive and scored 7 runs to win 10-8. Lane, Speegle, Schlienz, Stockwell, and Fisk all had base hits in the exciting inning. The biggest hit of the night came from Austin Dupuis who hit a walkoff 2-run home run to cap the 7 run come from behind win for the Mustangs.
Game 2 saw the Wolves race to an early 8-1 lead. In the top of the 5th inning the Mustangs offense scored 7 runs to tie the game. Timberline would take the lead in the bottom half of the fifth and would later go on to win 9-8. The Mustang offense took advantage of 5 Timberline errors but only managed 5 hits in the loss.
Freshmen Game Summary – By Coach Koppes
The Eagle Mustang freshman baseball team improved to 4-0 with wins over Capital and Borah at the Eagle Yard this past week. The wins sandwiched the rainout against Valivue (rescheduled at Hawks Stadium 3/21). Last nights contest saw the scrappy Mustangs battle back from deficits 3 times in route to the win. The final game winning rally saw the Mustangs score 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning after entering the inning down 10-7 giving them the 13-10 victory. The Mustangs were paced by Garrett Gavin, Tridsden Gothberg and Eli Shuberts each contributing 2 RBI and clutch middle relief by winning pitcher, Blake Condi (2-0). The 6’5″ Gothberg pitched the 7th for a save.
In last week’s win over Capital (16-6), 8th grader Cody Aden got the win and drove in 3 runs. Cody pitched 3 innings allowing one earned run while striking out 5 in in the process of gaining his first high school win. Cody was backed by the 3-3, 3 RBI game of first sacker Trisden Gothberg and the 2-2, 2 RBI outing of Max Ouwenhanel. The Mustang’s travel to Meridian High School for a 6 pm contest today followed by the make-up game against Valivue tomorrow at Hawks Stadium also at 6.
Timberline Varsity Game Summary – By Coach Wright
The Mustangs lost a 2-1 game to Timberline Thursday afternoon despite an outstanding pitching job by Senior Brandon Brown. Brownie struck out 9 Wolves while allowing just three hits but the Mustangs were equally stymied by Timberlines Cody Price and his off speed stuff. The Mustangs managed only four hits while playing less than perfect defense. Both the Wolves runs were unearned as the Mustangs gave one away.
On Friday, the game and a light drizzle started at the very same time. After falling behind 2-0, The Mustangs came back to score four runs with the big blow being a 2 out, 2 run single by Brandon Brown. They carried a 4-2 lead into the top of the fourth but the intensity of the rain increased and turned the mound into a muddy mess. The game was suspended by the umpire and will be continued (hopefully), Monday at 5:00. The forecast for the first part of the week looks iffy so check with the school, a player, or one of the coaches before coming to the Yard.
Darrion Simons picked up where Skyler Souze left off against the Timberwolves….in a dominant fashion. Simons and Souza struck out 7, walked 3, and limited the good hitting Wolves to 3 hits. The Mustang bats woke up hammering out 14 hits….all singles and the club evened their 2012 record at 2-2 with the 7-4 win. Spence Gothberg led the Mustangs at the plate with a 3 for 3 performance. Jake Jackson continues to play outstanding centerfield and contributed 2 hits as well.
Mt. View Varsity Game Summary – By Coach Wright
The Mustangs opened the 2012 season with a series split against the Mt. View Mavericks. Game one saw the defending State Champions fall 4-0 to an outstanding pitching job by the Mavericks Colton Sale. Limited to 4 hits, the Mustangs never really got going at any point in the game and wen’t quietly.
In game two at the Yard, the Mustangs got unraveled and dropped the Mav’s 10-0 in a shortened ball game. Skyler Souza allowed just two hits while striking out 9 and the Mustangs ripped 5 extra base hits including doubles by Ben Millick, Brandon Martinez, Greg Robinette, Travis Sloan, and a three run homer by Jake Jackson. Millick, Martinez, and Jackson all had three RBI’s. Next up….the Timberline Wolves.
Skyler Souza – Click to View larger image
Mt. View JV Game Summary – By Coach Needham
On a beautiful night for baseball, the Eagle Mustangs found themselves in a late 6-1 hole against the Mt. View Mavericks. In the bottom of the sixth inning with 2 outs, freshman Austin Jackson came to the plate with bases loaded, 2 outs and down 7-4. With one swing of the bat, the Mustangs had an 8-7 lead. After getting an insurance run later in the sixth inning and surviving a bases loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning the Mustangs won a thriller 9-7. Guy Stockwell threw 3 innings for the win.
Game two was a nail biter as well with the Mustangs winning 3-2. Robert Archbold threw 5 solid innings, striking out 4 hitters and escaping back to back bases loaded jams. With the score tied at 2 in the top of the sixth inning, Jake Stidham lined a base hit to centerfield and provided the Mustangs with the go ahead run. Austin Dupuis threw 2 innings for the save.
Freshmen Game Summary – By Coach Koppes
The Eagle High School freshman baseball team has gotten off to a 2-0 start in 2012 with last night’s come from behind 9-5 win over the Mt. View Mavericks at Hawks Stadium.
The Mustangs spotted the Mavs to a 4-0 lead through 4 as started Max Ouwehand struggled with his control. Solid relief from Blake Condie held the Mavs while the Mustang bats came alive, scoring 8 runs in the 5th and 6th innings.
Eagle was paced by first baseman Trisden Gothberg’s (the complete game winning pitcher in the saturday opener) 4-4 outing including a bases clearing triple in the 5th. Shortstop Kole Lane contributed 3 hits and a sac bunt from the lead off spot.
The Mustang’s garnered 15 hits in the 7 inning contest.
Eli Shubert came in to shut the door on the Mavs for the save in the 7th.
The Mustang’s, who opened the season saturday with a 6-2 win over Centennial, play their first game at Eagle Yards tonight at 6, hosting the Eagles from Capital High School.
News at the Yard
Andrew Ely is playing for the University of Washington – Here is a link to an article CLICK HERE
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Andrew is probably our best infielder when you talk about footwork, accuracy with the throwing arm, instincts and feel for the infield. He is probably our best defender at any spot. He is a left handed hitter and is not a bad hitter by any means for a kid his age.
Mason Stidham is playing for Seattle University – Here is a link to an article CLICK HERE
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Senior righthanders Brandon Kizer and Seafth Howe should anchor the pitching staff and should pitch the Redhawks into each weekend this season. Senior Bryan Dalton, redshirt junior Evan Ewing and freshman Grant Gunning will all be competing for time in the starting rotation. Righthander Eric Yardley brings experience to the bullpen, while freshman Mason Stidham and junior Blaine Jones will take the closing roles for the Redhawk pitching staff.
New Bats this Year
Idaho Sporting Goods has put together special pricing for Eagle Baseball for the new, mandatory, BBCOR bats. They can be ordered online and if orders are placed before December 9th, the bats should arrive before Christmas. Remember, by ordering through Idaho Sporting Goods there is no shipping and handling charges added to the purchase.
Freshmen Baseball is Alive!
Freshmen Baseball is alive in Idaho after the Meridian school district cut funding for freshmen sports.
Click Here to read more about it and view the new FroshBaseball.info site.