By Bruce Campbell
Staff Writer Enidnews.com
A week ago, Nicholas Thornquist’s Connie Mack season was over. Now he’s headed to the World Series.
Dallas Mustangs rallied past rival Texas Stix 6-2 to win the Connie Mack South Plains regional baseball championship Sunday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Thornquist, who was picked up by the Mustangs for the tournament after they eliminated his D-Bat Mustangs in the Texas state tournament, was named the most valuable player for the tournament. The Mustangs will face Puerto Rico Saturday at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M.
“It was fun,’’ said the Mustangs catcher. “They are a great team and I can’t wait to go to Farmington with them. It’s a blast. They treated me like family and helped me all through the way.’’
Earning the MVP was beyond Thornquist’s dreams.
“They let me have a chance and I was glad to take care of it,’’ he said. “I just kept thinking every day that I had to drive the ball and do what I could behind the plate to help the team win and get to Farmington. It’s a great feeling.’’
With the Mustangs, Thornquist was re-united with pitcher Parker Scott, a teammate of his at Flower Mound, Texas High School. Scott, who beat the Enid Majors in the first round Tuesday, pitched six innings, allowing only three hits, while striking out five and walking two.
“Parker was hitting his spots,’’ Thornquist said. “He’s a lot of fun to catch.’’
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