For the first time this season, the Madison Mustangs are on a winning streak.
Following a victory over Sacred Heart on Thursday, the Mustangs came out victorious for the second time in as many days with a 10-2 win over the Humboldt Vikings on Friday.
Madison head coach John Whitehead spoke highly of his team’s performance after the game.
“My guys battled through some circumstances, battled in the box, and battled through some errors,” he said.
“That’s been our thing all year. We always come out ready to compete and battle no matter what. I’m proud of the way they played, and they did a great job.”
Jonathon Davis played a key role in the victory for the Mustangs with a stellar pitching performance. Davis allowed only two hits and no earned runs in his complete game victory on the day.
“Our philosophy is pounding the zone,” Whitehead said. “We want guys to throw strikes and get outs, and the best way to get outs is to throw strikes and let your defense work. Jonathon did a wonderful job of pounding the zone and giving us a chance to get outs.”
Madison opened the game with two runs in the top of the first inning on RBIs by Alex Smith and Ben Wichlan.
Humboldt answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Joseph Rice to cut the lead to 2-1.
In the third inning, Smith got another RBI on a sacrifice fly that scored Jesse Watt to make the score 3-1 Madison.
Madison added two more in the fourth on a two RBI Watt double to push the score to 5-1.
Humboldt threatened in the bottom of the fourth with a Ben Koffman RBI cutting the lead to 5-2, but Madison ended the Viking rally.
The Mustangs put the game away for good in the top of the sixth with a four run outburst to give the Mustangs a 9-2 lead, and they added one more run in the seventh to make the score 10-2.
Smith led with the Mustangs with a four-RBI performance.
Madison will look to continue its winning ways on Monday when it travels to TCA for a District 15-A matchup.