<strong>HYRUM—</strong> Mountain Crest gave up two runs in the top of the seventh inning to allow Box Elder back in the game, but the Mustangs were able to polish off the victory as they tallied one run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game, 4-3.
Nick Taylor scored the win for MC as he pitched a solid game for the Mustangs. Neither offense had much going early, as both teams were scoreless for the first three innings. It wasn’t until the fourth inning that the Bees struck first with a run. However, MC answered in a big way with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-1 lead.
The game became a defensive battle again for the next two innings with neither team scoring until Box Elder tied things up in the top of the seventh. As a team, the Mustangs outhit the Bees, 7-4, but only mustered one more run than the visitors. At the end of the day though, it was enough.
With the win, the Mustangs continue to put pressure on Region 5 leader and valley-rival Logan (13-8, 9-2) whom Mountain Crest defeated last week. The win was also the sixth in a row for the streaking Mustangs who have not lost since falling to Roy on April 16.
Mountain Crest (11-9, 8-3)will look to keep its current momentum going Wednesday when they travel to Brigham City to take on the Bees once again at 3:30 p.m. MC will then close the week with a home game against valley-rival Sky View. The Mustangs lost both games of a double-header to the Bobcats (11-9, 6-5) earlier this season, and will hope to avoid the sweep.