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June 6th, 2014
ABILENE â€” The District 5 Major League title game was tied 0-0 through two innings Thursday. But Abilene Easternâ€™s Nationals got three third-inning runs, and cruised from there to a 13-0 victory over Sweetwaterâ€™s Rangers at Cal Young Park.
Sweetwaterâ€™s only hit was Rylan Hayesâ€™ double, a booming drive to centerfield that led off the second inning. He was stranded after moving to third due to three straight strikeouts.
Though it was 0-0 at the time, the Nationals seized control. After three runs in the third, they pulled further ahead with two runs in the fourth to make it 5-0.
ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Rangers took advantage of two critical mistakes by Abilene Easternâ€™s Braves to score the go-ahead fifth-inning run Wednesday in the teamsâ€™ District 5 Major League (11-12) semifinal.
Then Reese Hayes retired the last six hitters in order to complete a 6-5 win for the Rangers that sent them into the title game at 7 p.m. today. Hayesâ€™ twin brother, Rylan, scored the go-ahead run for the Rangers following a passed ball and a throwing error that went over the third basemanâ€™s head by Easternâ€™s catcher in the top of the fifth inning.
A Lady Mustang Soft-ball Camp will be held June 9-12 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex for students who have completed grades K-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35. Campers should be pre-registered.
The camp will instruct students in fielding, throwing and hitting drills. Send the camp fee and form to: Tony Heredia, 1515 Josephine St., Sweetwater, Texas 79556. For more information, call Heredia at (210) 478-1922.
Several young athletes from Nolan County are honing their skills at summer sports camps being held this week.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are holding basketball camps, and a baseball camp is being held at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
The Major League (11-12) Rangers were the only local team to avoid elimination Monday in District 5 Little League tournament action,
The Rangers were a 10-9 winner over Wylieâ€™s Astros in their game at Wylie. The victory means Sweetwater will advance to face Clydeâ€™s Horned Frogs beginning at 8 p.m. today at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park, with the winner playing in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the same location.
If the Rangers win their next two games, they will play for the Major League title at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the title game also at Cal Young Park.
Front row kneeling from left, Isak Alvarez, Noah Martinez, Mathew Hernandez, Ethan Cabal-lero, Bryan Mendez, Andrew Melendez, Jose Sanchez; back row standing, coach David Mendez, Tagen Adkins, manager Randy Melendez, Taylor Turney, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Francisco Gar-ia, coach Arthur Arzate, coach Luis Martinez. Not pictured: Tristan Long-oria, Isaac Pena.
Sweetwater batted .500 on Saturdayâ€™s opening day of District 5 Little League tournament play, as four of its eight teams in action won their games to advance to todayâ€™s second round.
Sweetwater had two win-ning teams in Major League (ages 11-12) and one each in Minor League (ages 9-10) and Junior League (ages 13-14). Eliminated were two teams in Minor League and one each in the Major League and Junior League.
A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 2-5 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8. The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Send camp fee and registration form to: Jill Locklar, 709 FM 2035, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Roscoe has four basketball camps in June.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Greg Aiken has been chosen by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association to play in an upcoming all-star game this summer.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Abby Garcia has been named to the all-District 4-3A second team in softball as an outfielder. She is a sophomore. Also, junior Cierra Knox and sophomore Naomi Gonzales both received all-district honora-ble mention.