The St. Rita baseball team, despite the havoc the weather has already played early in the season, has gotten off to a hot start.
The season opened last week at home when the Mustangs took on Oak Lawn High School. St. Rita dominated the entire game, getting out to an early lead and never looked back. Mike Costanzo (Jr., St. Christina) mowed down Oak Lawn hitters and picked up his first win of the season.
Two seniors, Troy Payton (Orland Junior High) and Connor McLain (Grissom Junior High) led the Mustangs with two hits and two RBI’s apiece as St. Rita rolled to an 11-1 win.
day the Mustangs were back at it but found themselves in an early hole. Benet Academy got out to an early lead and kept the pressure on extending their lead to 5-0 before St. Rita would plate their first runner. However, once the Mustang tallied their first run, the flood gates opened and St. Rita came all the way back to tie the game at 5-5.
It was Junior Jake Shepski (Homer Junior High) who came to the plate in the 7th with a chance to win the game and came through in a big way. A single to center plated Anthony Ray and sealed a come from behind 6-5 victory.
With the win the Mustangs move to 2-0 on the year.