In a nail-biting 7-inning showdown, the Mustangs emerged victorious with a 6-5 win over the 1st-place Sliema Patriots. The Mustangs set the tone early, securing a 1-0 lead and building on it with 2 more runs in the 3rd inning. A standout performance by Mark Buttigieg, going 3 for 4 with a crucial RBI, played a pivotal role in the Mustangs’ success.
The game took an intense turn in the 7th inning as the Patriots mounted a late charge, scoring 5 runs and putting the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring positions. However, the Mustangs’ Daniele Palumbo displayed nerves of steel, making sure to secure the final out and seal the hard-fought victory. Palumbo’s heroics on the field were complemented by his offensive contribution, going 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBIs, earning him the MVP of the game.