Mayes leads SW’s win

March 9, 2011

Kris Mayes

Once again, Sweetwater’s Kris Mayes was his dominating self on the mound Tuesday against Midland Greenwood. And just for good measure, the Mustang pitcher brought a big bat to Newman Park as he led his team to a 3-0 victory.
Mayes (1-2) — who tossed an eight-inning one-hitter and struck out 16 in his most recent outing three days earlier at Sweetwater’s annual Wood Bat Classic, but took a hard-luck loss due to a couple of late errors — got the victory this time, though he was in a scoreless pitching duel for the first four innings. However, Mayes changed that with one swing of the bat.
With Cameron Fox on base after a leadoff single, he belted a home run in the fifth inning to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead.
Then he returned to the mound and set down the Rangers in order over the last two innings to com-plete a five-hit shutout.
Sweetwater is now 9-2-1 as it prepares for a three-day tournament at Abilene that begins with a 2 p.m. game against district rival Wylie at Wylie’s field on Thursday. Sweetwater also plays Shallowater at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at McMurry University’s Driggers Field.
Mayes, who struck out eight and walked just one and allowed just one runner past second base, also blasted a one-out triple in the third inning. Sweetwater added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Wil-lie Norman reached on an error and scored on Ryan Linebaugh’s groundout.

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