By: Trey Hunter
The Mustang Lady Broncos hosted their 2014 Alumni Night, featuring a pair of scrimmages and a home run derby on Saturday at Lady Broncos Field.
“It was a special night,” new Mustang coach, Bryan Howard said. “The junior high crowd was huge, which really got things going for the night. The golf tournament was rough on the girls, but they all came back and had a great performance.”
The night started with the Mustang South vs. Mustang North middle school scrimmage. Over 60 girls played in the scrimmage with a packed crowd in the stands. After nearly two hours of play and after a short break, Mustang continued the night with a home run derby.
Over 15 contestants participated, paying $5 for five swings, donated to the program’s booster club. After the show, Mustang’s varsity took the field for the 2014 alumni game against 11 Mustang graduates.
Kodi Jones (2014), Courtni Clark (2011), Katelyn Fischer (2014), Samantha Johnston (2012), Stephanie Reed (1988), Amy Jones (1991), Chelsie White (2006), Kelsey Newby (2007), Aime Creger (2010), Stacey Creger (2006) and Amanda McLerran (2005) returned to their former stomping grounds to take on Mustang’s present team.
The battery for the Alumni Team, Aimee Creger and Jones, got off to a slow start, surrendering a run in the second inning. Some might say Creger, who has pitched and trained with Team USA, took it easy on the young Lady Broncos.
“Everybody is starting to buy into the family atmosphere I’m trying to bring to the program,” Howard said after the game. “We reached out to the alumni and actually a few from OCU couldn’t make it. They really made this a special night and I want them to know that this is their home. They can come back any time they want. They helped build this program and we hope to continue the success they had before us.”