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Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s three-day softball tournament begins today at the Jerry Collins Complex with eight games on the schedule. However, the host team â€” off to an impressive 4-1 start after beating Clyde, 4-3, on Tuesday in Clyde â€” will get the day off before playing its first tournament game at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
It could be yet another Sweetwater-Clyde matchup, as the Lady Mustangs will play the winner of Fridayâ€™s 3:30 p.m. game between Anson and Clyde. Sweetwater and Clyde have already met twice this season, with the Lady Mustangs winning both times. However, Tuesdayâ€™s win was much harder than a 14-3 romp a few days earlier at Abileneâ€™s Ice Breaker tournament. After squandering a 3-0 lead, Sweetwater won it in the seventh inning on Suede Shirleyâ€™s sacrifice fly that scored Jackie Carey from third base. Carey and Kelsi Crosson each finished with two hits, with Carey getting a triple and double, while Crosson also doubled.
Alicia Finn (double), Kendra Crosson, Kinsey Browning and Keyli Turner also hit safely. Claire Wil-liams, Kendra Crosson and Browning scored the other runs for Sweetwater, and Browning was outstanding defensively. On the mound, Maty Montgomery threw a complete seven-inning game to get the victory. She scattered seven hits, struck out two and walked two.
Sweetwater plays again Saturday, after facing either Anson or Clyde, at either 10:45 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Todayâ€™s schedule features Colorado Cityâ€™s JV vs. Eula at 9 a.m., Hamlin vs. Roby at 10:45 a.m., Merkel vs. Hawley JV at 1:30 p.m. and Clyde JV vs. Perryton at 3:30 p.m., plus two winnersâ€™ bracket and two losersâ€™ bracket games.
Fridayâ€™s schedule of games begins with Post vs. Hawley at 9 a.m., followed by Winters vs. Colorado City at 10:45 a.m.