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SNYDER â€” After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.
Megan Holsey began the decisive fifth-inning rally with a one-out single, and walks to Alicia Finn and Kinsey Browning loaded the bases. After a strikeout, both Holsey and Finn scored on a two-RBI single by Keyli Turner to give the Lady Mustangs a 2-1 lead. After her single, Turner moved to second on the throw to the plate and she scored on Claire Williamsâ€™ RBI single to make it 3-1. The only other Sweetwater hits were singles by Holsey and Browning in the third inning, but pitching and defense protected the lead.
With Sweetwater up 3-2 in the seventh, Turner and Browning teamed up to ice the win with a game-ending defensive play after Snyderâ€™s Heather Medrano had reached base with a one-out single.
After Medranoâ€™s hit, pitcher Maty Montgomery got her fourth strikeout of the game for the second out. Medrano then tried to steal second base. But Turner, Sweetwaterâ€™s catcher, threw to shortstop Browning who tagged Medrano out to end the game in thrilling fash-ion for the Lady Mustangs.
Montgomery got the pitching win for Sweetwa-ter, allowing just six hits and only one earned run. Snyder led 1-0 until the fifth after scoring on a bunt and three-base throwing error in the first inning. Sweetwater will travel to Big Spring (1-3) for its next game Tuesday.