Because of failed scoring opportunities here Tuesday, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team let a chance to be the undisputed second-place team in District 5-3A slip away as it lost to Big Spring, 5-1.
Sweetwater had eight hits, but produced just one run as the Lady Mustangs fell to 2-3 in district. Sweetwater is now in a three-way tie for second place with Snyder and Big Spring, with Wylie â€” which comes here Friday â€” just a half-game behind all three teams at 1-3.
Sweetwater had several chances to get on the board Tuesday after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning, but the Lady Mustangs didnâ€™t score until the seventh inning on a two-out single by Kinsey Browning. Her hit scored Kendra Crosson, who walked and went to second on a fielderâ€™s choice by Taylor McKoy prior to Browningâ€™s single. On the mound, McKoy took the loss despite allowing just one run after the first inning. Alicia Finn got the last three outs, and was 4-for-4 at the plate to account for half of Sweetwaterâ€™s hit total.