SHS squads have playoff berth in their sights today

April 12, 2013

Preview of Sweetwater's baseball, softball district matches against Big Spring tonight

Since it began fielding UIL teams in both baseball and softball in 1996, Sweet-water High School has never qualified both for the play-offs in the same year.
The 17-year wait could be almost over.
The Mustang baseball team is tied with Wylie for first place in District 4-3A with a 5-1 record with four games remaining, and the Lady Mustang softball team trails only first-place Snyder and is 5-2 with just three games to play.
Both can take a gigantic step toward securing a trip to the postseason today when they host Big Spring at 5 p.m. (softball) and 7 p.m. (baseball). Big Spring is right behind Sweetwater in the 4-3A race with records of 4-3 and 4-2, respectively.
The Sweetwater baseball team is coming off a 1-0 win at Midland Greenwood on Tuesday and was helped by Big Spring’s 2-0 win over Snyder, a victory that put the Tigers (2-4) in danger of missing out on the postsea-son. Sweetwater’s softball team, meanwhile, won 13-3 over Midland Greenwood in five innings, rebounding from a 10-0 loss at Snyder four days earlier. Big Spring fell out of a second-place tie by losing to Snyder 8-1, but a win today would put the Lady Steers back in a tie.
A Sweetwater win would clinch no worse than a tie for the final playoff berth in softball and possibility an outright postseason berth if Greenwood (3-4) loses its game today at Wylie.
The baseball team can clinch a playoff spot if the Mustangs win and Snyder falls to Monahans today.

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