The No. 3 Mount View baseball team announced its presence in the Class C North playoffs with authority on Tuesday night, June 8 as the Mustangs faced No. 14 Sumner of Sullivan under the light in the prelim playoff round at Hampden Academy.

The Mustangs not only allowed a mere two hits to the Tigers on the night, but their offense went absolutely bonkers to the tune of a 14-run first inning.

That would be all Mount View needed — and then some — as the higher seed quickly advanced to the next round of the high school postseason with a 19-0, five-inning victory over the Tigers.

The game was scheduled for earlier Tuesday afternoon at Mount View High School, but was moved to night under the lights at Hampden Academy due to the high heat index that caused Regional School Unit 3 — and other school districts throughout the state — to close early.

With the win, Mount View (11-6) advances to the quarterfinals, where it will host No. 6 Washington Academy (11-5) on Thursday, June 10, time to be determined.

The Raiders defeated No. 11 Fort Kent (7-10) in another prelim playoff game.

Sumner’s season wrapped at 0-14.

"The boys came ready to play," said Mount View coach Brandon Hurd. "We showed good plate discipline, hit the ball and were aggressive on the base paths in the first inning. We have been involved in so many close games, it felt good to jump out early."

The ‘Stangs were led at the dish by Draedyn Furrow (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Noah Hurd (2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Declan Knowlton (3 singles, 3 runs, stolen base), Brady Moulton (2 doubles, single, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases), Dakota Harriman (3 singles, 3 runs, 3 stolen bases, RBI), Sam Valleau (2 runs), Levi Winslow (run), Hunter Penney (single, run), Isaac Widmer (single, run), Kyle Ingraham 3 singles, run), Joe Grassi (run) and Cole Ripley (single).

Bo Newintiam and Carter Hanna had the hits for the Tigers.

Pitchers Hurd, Furrow, Knowlton and Winslow combined on a two-hit shutout for Mount View as the quartet yielded no walks, hit one batter and struck out 10. Sumner pitchers allowed 16 hits, seven walks and one hit batter, with four strikeouts.

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