Mustangs rally late to end skid

March 12, 2013

Local baseball, softball

Ending a losing streak is always a good thing.
And that’s especially true when you do it in the way Sweetwater’s baseball team did here Monday.
Losers of six straight, the Mustangs found themselves staring at a 6-0 deficit when they came to bat in the bot-tom of the sixth inning in their game with Andrews.
But Sweetwater came up with five runs in their half of the frame, then scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single and four walks — the last coming with the bases loa-ded — to win 7-6.
Sean Morrow hit a two-run homer to start the comeback in the sixth, and Kaleb Hoover and Shawn Campbell also had RBI hits in the inning.
Sweetwater (7-9) tied the game at 6 in the bottom of the seventh when Dylan Bennett singled, was sacrificed to second and then stole both third base and home. Bennett raced for the plate after Morrow, who walked, broke for second base to begin the double steal with one out.
Andrews intentionally walked the next two hitters, Greg Aiken and Stephen May, to load the bases, and Morrow scored the game-winner after an unintentional walk to Hoover.
Bennett had three hits and Campbell and Hoover two to pace a 10-hit attack. All six Andrews runs were unearned off pitcher James Clift, who allowed just four hits and earned a complete-game win.
Sweetwater had lost 5-4 — after taking a 4-0 lead — in the bottom of the seventh inning when the two teams played six days earlier at Andrews, so Monday’s win earned a measure of revenge. Sweetwater is back home Friday when it hosts Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Lady Mustangs outscore Levelland
Sweetwater’s varsity soft-ball team is now 14-9 after winning at Levelland, 13-8, on Monday.
Maty Montgomery was the winning pitcher for the Lady Mustangs, who start district by hosting Snyder on Friday at 5 p.m.
The top hitters for Sweet-water were Montgomery with a double, three singles and one RBI; Kelsi Crosson with a double, single, three runs scored and an RBI; Kendra Crosson with a trip-le, single and run scored; Abby Garcia with a double, single and one RBI; Alyssa Heredia with a double, single, run and two RBI; Megan Holsey with three singles and two runs; Suede Shirley with a double and two runs; Jerren Villa with two singles, one run and an RBI; Morgan Gomez with a single; and Shaneese Brown with three runs, all as a courtesy runner, along with two stolen bases. Montgomery allowed nine hits in going the distance and finished with seven strikeouts.
The JV girls won 21-0. Alyssa Villanueva, Marissa Moncada, Lena Lovelady, Cierra Knox, Naomi Gonza-les, Rebecca Gonzales and Gabby Fuentes all had at least two hits and one RBI. Jaya Atkins had three hits amd Isabel Mendez one. On the mound, Fuentes and Villanueva allowed just one hit in five innings.

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