Chilli Drops St. Joe in the Regular Season Finale

Chilli Drops St. Joe in the Regular Season Finale

St. Joseph lost six of its last seven MINK League games to end the regular season.


(CHILLICOTHE, Mo.) The St. Joseph Mustangs regular season came to an end on a sour note Tuesday night in Chillicothe.

The Mudcats beat the Mustangs (26-16 MINK) 9-5 in St. Joe's final game before the MINK Playoffs begin Friday.

St. Joseph lost six of its last seven games to wrap up the regular season. The lone win came in a 16-inning victory over Joplin in the first game of a doubleheader Monday night.

Mustangs starting pitcher Adam Maddox suffered his first loss of the season giving up seven runs, four of them earned, on six hits in five innings. The Concordia native did not walk a batter, and struck out two in the game.

Errors plagued the Mustangs in Chillicothe.

Maddox did not help himself on the mound committing two of the blunders.

Jake Kretzer, Patrick Burkhart and Maxime Lefevre all had an error in the game as well.

Lefevre's been an asset on the base paths stealing 38 bases and scoring 36 runs, but has now committed 15 errors this season.

Kris Koerper improved his batting average to .267 going 2-5 with an RBI against the Mudcats.

Tim Caputo, who was the hero in the 16-inning marathon against Joplin on Monday, was the only other Mustang with two hits. He also scored a run.

St. Joseph is still waiting to see what team it will play once the MINK Playoffs begin.

Ozark's lead in the South Division is by just a percentage point over Sedalia with two days left in the regular season.

The Generals and Bombers face each other Wednesday night. Ozark wraps the season up with a doubleheader at Joplin on Thursday.
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