SW takes 2nd at B-Spring

March 4, 2014

Sweetwater’s softball team took second place Saturday at Big Spring’s Crossroads tournament. Members posed with their trophy after the championship game. (Submitted Photo)

After reaching the title game of the Silver Bracket at Big Spring’s Crossroads tournament, Sweetwater’s softball lost to Lamesa 6-5 in five innings on Saturday for a second-place finish.
The offense was led by Abby Garcia, who had two hits including a home run and scored twice; and Kat Montoya, who hit a two-run double. Morgan Gomez also doubled and Savanna Hall, Lauren Jones and Shaneese Brown also hit safely for the Lady Mustangs, who out-hit Lamesa 7-5 but saw their record fall to 8-6. Annaliese Espinoza and Hall pitched for Sweetwater.
Sweetwater opened the tournament on Thursday by winning pool games against Levelland, Midland High JV and Reagan County.
However, the Lady Mus-tangs then lost to Levelland 16-6 and Forsan 12-4 at the tournament to start bracket play on Friday.
Sweetwater’s luck, how-ever, improved with wins Saturday against the Odessa Permian JV (12-7) and then Coahoma (13-7) to reach the title game against Lamesa. where the team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.
Gomez and Garcia both had three hits to pace the team’s 11-hit attack vs. the Permian JV. Gomez had four RBI, including a triple and double, and Garcia had two RBI including a double. Montoya and Cierra Knox also collected doubles for the Lady Mustangs. Espino-za had two RBI and Mon-toya one. Espinoza was also the winning pitcher, allow-ing just three hits.
Sweetwater’s offense was even more productive in its second game Saturday vs. Coahoma, as the team had a total of 15 hits.
The Lady Mustangs got off to a quick start, scoring seven of their runs in the first three innings after falling behind 2-0 in the bottom of the first.
The team’s hitting attack was again led by Garcia, who was 3-for-3 with two triples, four runs scored and an RBI; and Megan Holsey, who was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Cierra Knox also had two triples and Lauren Jones also tripled, while driving in three runs. Gomez had a double and two RBI and Espinoza had a double and one RBI. Hall had a single and RBI and Rebecca Gon-zales had two singles and one RBI. Gonzales, Knox and Brown scored twice.
Hall scattered seven hits and was the winning pitch-er for Sweetwater.
Maddie Berry and Holsey each had two hits and Espi-noza, Gomez and Holsey had RBI against Levelland on Friday. Hall pitched the first five innings and Espin-oza finished up.
Against Forsan, Gonzales had two hits with a double to pace the offense, while Berry pitched.

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