Mustangs Outlast Titans in Marathon Baseball Game
Houston, Texas: The plan was simple: start the game at 6:00 instead of 7:00, play seven innings, and let the Port Arthur Titans head home at a decent hour. But how many times to things actually turn out like they're planned? The game played on April 8, 2015 got off to an even start, a 1-1 tie after the first inning. The Titans scored 2 more runs in the third inning, giving them a short-lived lead. The Mustangs galloped back in the bottom of the fourth scoring five runs, then scoring two more in the fifth, giving the boys in red a comfortable 8-3 lead. However, the Titans fought back and in the seventh inning they mustered five runs to tie the game 8-8, a score that would remain intact for six more innings. At the top of the thirteenth inning, the Titans scored two runs and took their first lead since early in the game. Tension was palpable and exhaustion was setting in; yet, the there was still life in the Mustang dugout. Refusing to give up, North Shore scored two runs in the bottom of the thirteenth with a runner on third and only one out. Unfortunately they couldn't bring the winning run home, so the Titans got another chance. But with strong pitching and solid defense, the Mustangs retired their batters. With a new pitcher on the mound for the Titans, the Mustangs bats were working and Gilbert Cavazos hit a well placed double to bring in the winning run. After fourteen grueling innings, the Mustangs defeated the Titans 11-10.
Pictured: The North Shore Mustangs celebrate after winning a grueling 14-inning game.
Pictured: Gilbert Cavazos, who scored the first run for the Mustangs, knocked in the winning run.
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