ABILENE â€” After losing its first four games by a combined score of 39-13, the Sweetwater High School baseball team roared back in Saturdayâ€™s finale of the Abilene Invitational tour-nament to crush Wylie 11-1 and end up on a high note.
Thanks to a big nine-run second inning and the pitching of Sterling Reeves, who allowed just three hits, the Mustangs easily defeated a Wylie team that came in with three straight wins.
All nine of Sweetwaterâ€™s starters scored at least once in the contest. Reeves, Connor Stafford and Kris Mayes each had two RBI and Mayes had a double.
Sweetwater, now 10-6-1, began play Thursday by losing to Abilene Cooper 13-3 and also to Shallowater 7-2.
Sweetwater fared a little better Friday, losing 11-7 to Abilene High in its only game but getting 10 hits including two by Mayes, Willie Norman and Greg Aiken. Mayes, Stafford, Aiken and Sean Morrow had doubles. In Saturdayâ€™s first game, Sweetwater lost to Wichita Falls Rider 8-1.
Sweetwater returns to action today for a 1 p.m. game at Andrews, before hosting Graham at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wall at noon Friday in the teamâ€™s final pre-district tuneups.