Patriots vs Mustangs

National Slowpitch Championship Series 17 March 2024 - 09:00
Marsa Baseball Field




The National Slowpitch Championship Series resumed on Sunday with a playoff series between the Sliema Patriots and Mustangs. The Patriots and Mustangs finished with 10 regular season wins apiece but the Patriots had the tie-breaker and took 2nd place in the standings. This is the first game of a best of 3 playoff series between these teams.

The Mustangs started hot, leading by 5 runs after the 1st inning. Extra-base hits from Mark Buttigieg and Daniele Palumbo led the way and they were later driven in by a 2-run single from Chris Munz. The Mustangs continued putting pressure on their opponents, scoring 2 more runs in the 3rd inning, leading by 7 runs.

The Patriots had the work cut out for them. Multiple hits from the heart of the order kept the line moving and allowed Jorge Acosta to hit a big 3-run homerun to get the Patriots within 3 runs. The Mustangs weren’t done yet though, and scored another 6 runs with big hits from Efrain Deyan, Michael Pitzschel and newcomer Alfred Chen.

Down by 5 runs in the 6th inning, the Patriots had another rally in them and scored 4 runs. In the 7th and final inning, with the bases loaded, the Patriots won the game in walk-off fashion thanks to a big hit by Jorge Acosta! His teammate Dillon Adams was voted the player of the game for his prowess all over the diamond.


Date Time League Season
17 March 2024 09:00 National Slowpitch Championship Series 2023 / 2024


Marsa Baseball Field