The good news for the Sweetwater softball team is that the Lady Mustangs will have less than 24 hours to dwell on Monday’s 11-9 defeat at Big Spring in their district opener.
Sweetwater (8-9 overall) is right back into 5-3A action when it plays at Wylie today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater trailed 7-6 when play resumed Monday against Big Spring with one out in Big Spring’s half of the fourth inning — in a game that began Friday only to be suspended due to lightning and heavy rain.
The Lady Mustangs — who had fallen behind 6-0 after two innings only to launch a comeback Friday that was highlighted by Kendra Crosson’s three-run homer in the third inning — completed their rally in the fifth by tying the game 7-7.
Keyli Turner drew a walk and her courtesy runner, Morgan Runge, moved to third on Angela Garza’s double before scoring on a groundout by Jerren Villa.
But Big Spring broke the tie by scoring four times in the sixth for an 11-7 lead.
Sweetwater wasn’t done, however, getting consecutive hits by Kinsey Brown-ing, Turner, Garza and Villa to push across two runs and get within two, 11-9, with no outs in the top of the seventh until the rally was squelched with the help of a double play that the Lady Steers turned on a ball hit to shortstop Valerie Ross.