On Feb. 27, the Mustangs (11-1, Big 8) finished a three-game sweep of Napa Valley to keep pace in a com- petitive division.
“We’re a good hitting team, there’s nobody that can beat us,” strong words from Delta Pitcher Lucas Vaughn. The Big 8 has four teams atop the division within two games of each other in the standings.
Delta completed the sweep by scoring a late run in a 2-1 victory. “We have a really strong team, it was one to one going into the eighth inning, and everyone pulled together as a team and did it,” said Mustangs’ Infielder, Carlos Moseley. “I’m just trying to go up there and put a good swing on the ball every time,
do it for the team, it’s all that matters, it’s not about yourself, it’s about the team and it’s about winning ball games and getting the job done.” Moseley has been Delta’s most productive player on offense leading the team in Runs Batted In (20) and Bat- ting Average (.429).
While Moseley’s RBI double eventually won the game, it also awoke a crowd waiting eight innings for someone to crack. Starting pitchers Lucas Vaughn and Napa’s Austin Fitzpatrick stole the show by matching each other in a clas- sic pitching duel that kept both team’s offenses quiet.
“He did a good job, (Fritzpatrick) threw strikes, I thought we let him off the hook a couple times by swinging at his pitch and not get- ting our pitch to hit,” said Mustangs’ Head Coach Reed Peters. Going into Saturday’s game, the Mustangs had scored double digit runs in six of 10 wins, including a 21-3 victory against Solano College on Feb.11.
Fitzpatrick finished his day with eight innings pitched, five hits allowed and two earned runs .
However, Mustang’s pitcher Vaughn one upped Fitzpatrick for seven innings with two hits allowed, zero earned runs and five strikeouts.
“I’m totally just happy about my performance, I was in my zone, I really just went out there and did every- thing possible that I could, I had a lot of confidence in myself, so I thought I did really good today,” said Vaughn. While Vaugn picked up the no decision, Mikey Wright pitched two innings and finished off the game in picking up his second win on the year.