OKLA. CITY – Mustang has a district championship in sight.
Spurred by nine hits and a shutout pitching performance, the Broncos (22-5, 9-1) cruised to a 10-0 win at Putnam City (8-10, 4-6) Thursday, the team’s fifth straight win overall and fifth straight in district-play.
Missouri-commit MacKenzie Donihoo (So.), who entered hitting .520 over the last seven games, stayed hot with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs. She led the game off with a two-base knock, doubled home a run in the second and plated two in the fourth.
The 2015 COAC Offensive Player of the Year is now hitting .457 with a team-high, 15 extra-base hits and has her eyes set on a piece of jewelry her junior teammates already have.
“I’m just attacking everything and getting ready to win state,” Donihoo said after her three-hit night. “I want what they have. I want a state championship. I just keep hitting the ball hard in my mind, take a deep breath and know I can do it.”
Donihoo scored her first run off an RBI-single from Karis Clark (Jr.). Clark and Texas Tech-commit Zoe Jones (Jr.) each scored on back-to-back fielder’s choices for a 3-0, first-inning lead. Kayla Mantooth (Fr.) singled, stole second and scored a run off Donihoo’s second double for a 4-0 lead in the second.
Kaitlyn Thomas (Jr.) fueled the fire in the fourth, leading off with a triple. Amelya Huggins (Fr.) singled and each later scored on Donihoo’s third double. Donihoo scored on an error in the following at-bat, capping the fourth with a 7-0 lead.
After going scoreless in the fifth and sixth, the Broncos capped the game with a third, three-run frame. Donihoo led off with a walk followed by Jones reaching on an error. Two batters later, Clark drove in two with a triple and scored on an RBI-single from Kylie Dodson (Jr.) for a 10-0 lead. Clark went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.
Anna Hammer (Jr.) picked up the win, pitching seven-complete while allowing four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. Her ERA dropped from 5.30 to 4.48 after the performance.
Mustang remains atop Class 6A District 2 with the win, just eight points ahead of second place Westmoore (14-3, 6-1) and travels to Midwest City (9-7, 5-3) Monday. The Broncos knocked off the Bombers, 3-0 at home on Aug. 16.