(OMAHA, Neb.) The St. Joseph Mustangs beat out severe weather to play a complete game in Omaha Monday.
That was all they beat as Northwest slugger Eric McGlaughlin's pair of RBI groundouts lifted the Diamond Spirit over the Mustangs 2-1.
The loss knocks St. Joe under .500 in MINK League play at 2-3 with a record of 3-3 overall.
Redmond Floyd (0-1) looked impressive in his Mustangs debut, striking out eight batters while giving up just two hits over six innings.
McMaughlin plated Brett Bass to start things in the first inning before the Mustangs responded in the next frame. Omaha starter Chris Bradley fired a wild pitch past the catcher, allowing Shane Segovia to scramble home for the tying run.
That was one of Bradley's few errors in his four innings of work as he gave up just three hits while fanning five. Albert Johnson (1-0) earned the win working just two innings as McLaughlin forced his second fielder's choice in the fifth.
Despite the Mustangs' seven hits, they consistently missed opportunities with runners in scoring position, stranding ten batters on the night.
St. Joe finishes their road trip Wednesday at Clarinda with a 7 p.m. first pitch.
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