The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team took a 6-5 win over Olympic on Wednesday in the second round of the Shelby Easter Tournament to advance to a fifth-place clash with the West Lincoln Rebels today.
Nick Savoie pitched a complete game in the win for East Lincoln on Wednesday with 10 strikeouts, three hits and five runs.
The Mustangs took a 3-1 lead out of the first inning but fell behind 5-3 in the second. East Lincoln scored two runs in the fourth to knot the score at 5-5 and then pulled ahead with one run in the fifth.
Cory Petersen led East Lincoln at the plate with two hits and two RBIs. Carson Philemon added two hits with an RBI and Darin Salter logged one hit and a run scored.
“Good win after a tough loss to Burns in the first round,” East Lincoln head coach Chris Matile said in an email. “Defense was much more sound. Olympic jumped on us early as Savoie struggled with the strike zone, but he bounced back and showed great poise and focus from the third inning on. Got some key hits and sound base running to get the lead and pitching and defense allowed us to hold the lead.”
The Mustangs and the Rebels face off in a nonconference setting today at 1 p.m. at Shelby High School’s Keeter Stadium.