Sweetwater’s baseball team beat Fort Stockton 8-0 and San Angelo Lake View 10-4 in its first scrimmage of the season Saturday at Big Spring. Kris Mayes cracked a two-run, first-inning homer against Fort Stockton and was also the starting pitcher, allowing just one hit in three innings before Sterling Reeves pitched a scoreless and hitless fourth. Sweetwater out-hit Stockton 14-5.
Against Lake View, Cameron Fox went 2 2/3 innings, fanning six, and Connor Stafford, Kaleb Hoover and Josh LaRue each threw an inning. Mayes, Austin Burt and Sterling Reeves had two hits and Ryan Linebaugh, Tanner Crain, Sean Morrow, Fox, Hoover, Dylan Bennett, Steven May and Daven Alvarez one. Linebaugh scored three runs and Mayes had three RBI, while Burt and Crain each scored twice. Sweetwater committed just two errors and turned a double play.