Prep Baseball Report

OSSAA Team Preview: Mustang Broncos

Scott Hood and Max Fisher
Oklahoma Staff

Team: Mustang Broncos
2023 Record: 25-10
Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Joe Patterson

Total Runs: 257/131

Average Runs: 7.34/3.74

Average Differential: 3.6


The Mustang Broncos 2023 campaign came to an end in a tightly fought battle with Yukon in the regional final and will look to rely on a group of a few upper-class returners as well as some young and unproven prospects. The Broncos have experience around the diamond, but after graduating at a few spots with impact players like Taber Stokes and Graham Hylton, they will need for a few players to step up and fill not only the holes left in the lineup offensively but at two key spots on the diamond. They return a handful of pitchers that have had success at the 6A level, but will also need to rely on some newcomers to give them strong innings if they want to have a successful 2024 spring.  One thing is always for certain with a Joe Patterson led club, they will always outplay their talent level and it would not be shocking to see Mustang be a sneaky pick for a run into the 6A State Tournament in May.

Impact Players:

Maddox Lawson, 2024, INF/RHP, NOC Enid Commit

The 2-way prospect has been one of the more impactful players for the Broncos the past few springs and looks to carry that into his senior season. Lawson was up to 84 mph on the mound in front of us last summer and we are intrigued to see his improvement on the mound this spring. As a hitter, Lawson uses a neutral stance and has a line drive approach to all parts of the field. If Mustang wants to have success in 2024, one of the reasons will be because Lawson had a big season on both sides of the field.

Jackson Pickelsimer, 2024, RHP, NOC Enid Commit

The senior RHP looks to lead the Mustang pitching staff into 2024. Pickelsimer usually works in a mid 80’s sinking FB with a mid 70’s SL and fading CH. Known as a strike thrower and ultimate competitor, Pickelsimer beat some of the better teams in the 6A division last spring and looks to have some of the same success in his senior season.

Carlos Lopez, 2024, 1B/LHP, NOC Enid Commit

Lopez has shown some power upside the past few springs and looks to use that to his advantage in the 2024 spring. The LHH 1B uses strong rotation and utilizes the pull side to hammer balls for extra bases. On the mound, Lopez works in the low to mid 80’s with ASR pounding the zone. Lopez has been a major producer the past few seasons and has shown the ability to hit quality pitching at a high level in the past.

Players To Watch:

Kylen Dodge, 2025, INF/RHP, Uncommitted

Tucker Brown, 2027, INF, Uncommitted

Nathan Gann, 2024, OF, Uncommitted

Gavin Ivy, 2024, RHP, Uncommitted