ST. JOSEPH — It looked like the Jefferson City Renegades were going to steal a road win Saturday night in the ninth inning against the MINK League leaders.
The St. Joseph Mustangs had other ideas.
Drew Beazley's two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth scored Jackson Dierenfeldt and Max Mircovich, lifting the Mustangs to a 5-4 walk-off win against the Mustangs at Phil Welch Stadium.
The loss dropped Jefferson City out of first place in the South Division standings. The Renegades are a half-game behind Ozark, which took the division lead with a 4-3 win in 12 innings Saturday against Clarinda.
Jefferson City held a 2-1 lead after the first inning. Paul Haupt hit a one-out triple, scoring Tommy Reuther, and then came across the plate on a groundout by Gaven Strobel.
Jordan Maxson hit a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth to give St. Joseph (17-7) a 3-2 lead. Maxson finished 4-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Mustangs.
Jefferson City starting pitched Peyton Leeper lasted five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He took the no-decision, finishing with three walks and two strikeouts.
Reuther tied the game in the seventh with an RBI single, scoring Max McCay. He added another RBI single in the ninth, scoring Ryan Missal to put the Renegades ahead 4-3.
Shane Fontenot pitched two innings of scoreless relief, walking two and striking out three. Christian Thrasher was credited with the loss, walking three in addition to allowing the walk-off hit in the ninth in his 1 innings of relief.
Jefferson City (14-12, 10-12 MINK League) hosts Chillicothe at 6 p.m. today at Vivion Field.