(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Mustangs broke a two-game losing skid Thursday night with a 11-1 win over North Kansas City.
St. Joe (4-3) broke the game open with six runs in the third inning to take a commanding lead over NKC.
Dixon Marble picked up the win in his first start for the Mustangs giving up just one run in eight innings of work. He allowed seven base hits and no walks while striking out three.
The Apartments burned through three pitchers in the first three innings, and seven total on the night.
The Mustangs got things started with one run in the first when Michael Schulze scored on an error by second baseman Patrick Burns.
In the second, Shane O'Connell came home on a bases loaded walk and Kyle Richards scored on a wild pitch to put St. Joseph ahead 3-0.
In the third frame, the Mustangs scored six runs on six hits -- all singles -- and an error.
Kris Koerper delivered St. Joe's first extra base hit in the fourth on a solo home run to left.
Richards, Koerper, Zac Johnson and Kyle Simpson all finished the game with a pair of hits, while Johnson and Emilio Villanueva drove in two apiece.
The Mustangs are back home again Friday for a doubleheader against the Joplin Outlaws beginning at 6pm.
Between games St. Joseph will hold its hall of fame inductions.