SNYDER â€” The expected softball showdown Friday between District 4-3Aâ€™s top two teams turned into a one-sided affair instead.
And unfortunately for Sweetwater, it was the host Lady Tigers who dominated as they won, 10-0, to take the outright district lead.
Snyder is now 5-1, while Sweetwater falls to 4-2.
The Lady Mustangs had defeated Snyder 11-8 in the District 4-3A opener March 15 in Sweetwater, helped largely by a 10-run inning.
But in the rematch, they were shut out for the first time all year on just one hit, a fourth-inning single by Kelsi Crosson off Snyderâ€™s Adrianna Hernandez.
Megan Holsey, who led off the inning with a walk, was the only other player for Sweetwater to reach base in the shortened contest, which was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Sweetwaterâ€™s troubles be-gan in the first inning when Snyder scored three runs on four hits, all singles, to take a 3-0 lead off Sweetwater pitcher Maty Montgomery.
Snyder then used an error, passed ball, walk and two singles to make it a 5-0 game in the third inning.
It became 8-0 in the fourth inning after a pair of infield singles and a throw-ing error on the next hitter that allowed three runs to cross the plate. A fifth-inning single scored the final run after Snyder made it 9-0 on a pair of singles, a wild pitch and throwing error. Montgomery allowed 11 hits, but five of Snyderâ€™s runs were unearned.
Sweetwater will try to get back on track Tuesday as the Lady Mustangs travel to Greenwood (3-3), which has lost three straight.
Big Spring (4-2) will visit Sweetwater in another key district game on Friday.