Mustangs win big, lose one in extra inning



April 6, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s third baseman Corey Taylor scoops up the baseball during a home game last week. The Mustangs split a doubleheader at Chanute Monday.

CHANUTE — Iola High’s Mustangs drilled Chanute High’s Blue Comets 12-1 in five innings Monday.
The Mustangs took the first of two games in Southeast Kansas League action. They dropped a 10-9 decision in eight innings in the second contest.
“We were very solid in the first game. Connor (Frazell) pitched well and we played well behind him in the field,” said Mark Percy, Mustang head coach.
“We were swinging the bats also.”
Iola staked out a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Mustangs took advantage of walks issued by Chanute’s pitcher in the second inning.
Corey Taylor drove in two runs on a double and Frazell had an RBI single. Clint Heffern forced in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
All in all, Iola scored six runs in the second. The Mustangs added two in the third and one in the fifth. Chanute’s lone run came in the fourth.
Frazell went the distance on the mound. He allowed four hits, hit a batter and struck out five. He also had two doubles and a single in the game.
Taylor doubled twice. Hitting a single each were Ryan Latta, Chris Heffern, Jarred Latta and Mason Coons.
“We played flat in the second game. We had six errors in the field and struggled pitching. We used a lot of guys,” Percy said.
The Mustangs used five pitchers in the game. Chris Heffern started and lasted one inning after allowing four runs on three hits and two walks with one strikeout.
Jerrik Sigg threw three innings and was charged with five runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out three.
Clint Heffern worked one scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Taylor threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Frazell pitched the eighth and gave up a run on two hits and two intentional walks.
Clint Heffern had a two-run home run in the second inning. The game was tied 7-7 after three innings. Chanute scored twice in the fourth.
Sigg’s solo home run in the fifth made it 9-8 then in the seventh Iola tied the game again.
Chris Heffern drew a one-out walk, moved to second and Sigg drove him home on a base hit. Chanute scored a run in the eighth to win the game.
Sigg also had a triple in the game and Chris Heffern hit a double. Levi Ashmore hit two singles. Frazell and Devon Conner each had a single.
Iola is 4-2 in SEK play and overall. The Mustang varsity doesn’t play again until next Tuesday at home against Independence.
Iola’s junior varsity plays Chanute this afternoon at Iola’s Riverside Park then hosts Independence Thursday.

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