Top ranked Mustangs take on the Ports

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Infielder Nelson Muniz slides safely into third. PHOTO BY ZACARIAH MERCED-SPINDLER

On April 8, the Delta College Mustangs trekked to Banner Island Ballpark to take on the Stockton Ports for a friendly exhibition game.

Infielder Nelson Muniz slides safely into third. PHOTO BY ZACARIAH MERCED-SPINDLER
Infielder Nelson Muniz slides safely into third. PHOTO BY ZACARIAH MERCED-SPINDLER

“It feels good, it’s kind of like a dream come true,” said Mustangs outfielder Nate Easley on playing at a professional ballpark.

Infielder Nelson Muniz agreed.

“This is what everyone is aiming for, to play at a professional level and for us to have this opportunity is amazing,” he said.

The Mustangs took the field with a 27-0 record.

The team is currently top in the country, but on Wednesday the team was humbled.

Delta Mustangs watch team- mates first at bats. PHOTO BY ZACAHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER
Delta Mustangs watch team- mates first at bats. PHOTO BY ZACAHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

The Ports offense had success early and often putting a three spot on the board in the first inning.

The minor league team would go on to win 11-2 in seven innings.

“They have to go to class everyday, we get to wake up and play baseball, and we’re getting paid to do it, even though the score was a little lopsided, they were still battling and their pitchers looked good,” said by Ports first baseman John Nogowski.

Outfielder Ryan Smith was a bright spot for the Mustangs going 3/3 with a double and two RBI’s.

“It felt good, I was seeing the ball real good tonight, I found a lot of fastballs so I jumped on them early,” said Smith.