Spencer Uyematsu out at the plate in the top of the 6th inning
The Redmond Mustangs began the game with three straight hits against the Mercer Island Islanders on Thursday night, but they couldn't muster more than one run in the inning. That would come back to bite them as the Mustangs fell to the Islanders 7-6 in the playoffs.
Juniors Dustin Lennon-Jones, Spencer Uyematsu, and Yui Suzuki all had two hits while freshman Colin Curry had two of his own.
It was a two out, two strike pitch that did the Mustangs in, eventually. In the bottom of the 4th inning, with two runners on base, Islander Alex Shanks deposited a change up over the left-field fence to give Mercer Island a 6-4 lead. The Islanders would add one in the 6th to extend the lead to 7-4.
The loss puts the Mustangs in the losers bracket on Saturday with a 10 am game against Lake Washington.