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Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball team has won 10 straight games, while the softball team still needs one victory to reach the 10-win plateau. Both squads will be playing District 4-3A games at Midland Greenwood to-day, however, as they pur-sue a common goal â€” mak-ing it out of district and back to the Class 3A playoffs.
The Mustangs will be hoping to use todayâ€™s 7 p.m. district opener at Greenwood to build on the promise of their outstanding 13-3 non-district record. Last year, Sweetwater began district by beating Greenwood 4-3 and used it as a springboard to getting off to a 7-1 start in district play before losing their last two games. They still made the playoffs for the first time in nine years and beat Fabens and Pampa in the playoffs. This year, Sweetwater is batting .341 as a team and even more impressively, has a 2.16 earned run average with a staff that includes Hayden Reeves (4-1), Stephen May (4-0), James Clift (3-0) and J.P. Poe (2-1).
Sweetwater Highâ€™s soft-ball team (9-7 overall, 0-1 district) goes to Greenwood trying to get back on track after being shut out 6-0 at Snyder in its district opener on Friday. The team got a solid pitching effort from freshman Maddie Berry, who allowed just one un-earned run until the host Lady Tigers pushed across five runs to break open a tight game in the sixth in-ning. Snyderâ€™s Adrianna Hernandez was even better as she threw a no-hitter at Sweetwater, who had scored 14 runs in its final non-dis-trict game against Midland Christian. Berry, Annaliese Espinoza and Savanna Hall have all pitched this season for the Lady Mustangs.