‘Stangs can clinch berth at Monahans

Sweetwater High School’s baseball team last made the playoffs in 2004. With a win tonight at Monahans — or a Snyder loss to district co-leader Wylie — the Mus-tangs will clinch a berth.Sweetwater (6-1 district, 14-11 overall) is currently tied with Wylie for the district lead with three games left. The Mustangs have won their last three contests heading into today’s game at Monahans (1-6) since losing to Wylie on March 28, and also won its first game with Monahans 11-1 on March 26 in Sweetwater. Wylie and Sweetwater are two games ahead of Big Spring (4-3), with Snyder sitting at 3-4. Sweetwater hosts Wylie on Saturday in a game that may decide the 4-3A champion, then ends the season by hosting Snyder April 26.Meanwhile, Sweetwater’s softball team, which also plays at Monahans today, is in the Class 3A playoffs for the second straight year.Sweetwater is 6-2 in District 4-3A, a game behind first-place Snyder, after defeating Big Spring 6-5 last Friday. The victory, combined with Wylie’s 11-0 win over Greenwood, assured Sweetwater a berth. Sweetwater hosts Wylie on Saturday to end the season.