Two SW teams are eliminated
Sweetwater’s 9-10 and 13-14 (Junior League) all-star teams were eliminated Friday from their respective District 5 tournaments after losing for the second time, leaving the 10-11 year-0ld team as the lone survivor.On Thursday, the 11-12 year-olds were eliminated after losing to Snyder 13-3.Sweetwater’s 9-10 year-old team, which had battled back from a one-run loss against Abilene Cedar Creek in its opener to win games against Breckenridge and Snyder, fell to Clyde 17-14 in a game played at Clyde. With the victory, Clyde advanced into Saturday’s losers bracket semifinal against Abilene Dixie.On Wednesday, Sweet-water beat Breckenridge 17-7 and then knocked off Snyder 11-5 on Thursday.Meanwhile, Sweetwater’s Junior League team lost on Friday to Abilene South Blue, 13-6, at the Wylie Junior League field. Sweetwater, which fin-ished 2-2 at the tourna-ment, opened with victories over Wylie (5-2) and Clyde (26-1) before losing 10-9 to Snyder on Thursday. With the win, Abilene South Blue advanced to Saturday’s losers bracket semifinal against Abilene North Black.Sweetwater’s 9-10 year-old all-stars, who also finished 2-2 at the tournament, were Taiden Smith, Justen Gomez, Mathew Hernandez, Keagan Martin-ez, A.J. Ramirez, Cameron Stevenson, Ty Fullwood, Darian Carr, Tyler Warner, Reese Palafox, Jeremiah Martinez and Reese Hayes.Sweetwater’s 11-12 year-old all-stars, who won their opener before losing two straight, were Matt Figueroa, Corey Mendez, Scott Warner, Javier Olguin, Junior Lawhon, John Clift, Jon Basye, Ty Casto, Zach Hester, Colter Reed and Gage White. The Junior League all-star players were Bray Amos, J’Corey Amos, J.P. Poe, Hayden Reeves, Isaiah McGee, Duanta Williams, Ty Crain, Max Gomez, Rocky Perez, Sean Norman, Chris Figueroa and Roman Rivera.