S’water is 2-0 again on Day 2

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

It required a little more work. But Friday’s second day of the Wes Bishop Classic again produced two wins for a Sweetwater baseball team that has won five in a row after an 0-2 start.
Sweetwater and Wylie were both 4-0 through two days of play on their respective fields entering the final day of the event — which is hosted by both schools this year — on Saturday.
Sweetwater beat Early in Friday’s first game 11-5, and outlasted San Angelo Lake View 8-4 later in the day.
In both contests the Mustangs overcame some rough stretches of play with timely hitting and pitching.
The bad stretch vs. Early was one inning. Sweetwater led 9-0 after a six-run third, but in the fourth inning the Longhorns scored five runs — helped by errors on three consecutive batters, which brought in the first three runs. Then a single, fielder’s choice, walk and groundball out scored two more before the uprising finally ended.
But Sweetwater adjusted by scoring in its next two innings to increase its lead to 11-5, when the game ended after five innings due to the tournament time limit.
Sweetwater led 3-0 after a three-run second inning, scoring on an RBI single by Kobe Clark, a passed ball and Chris Thompson’s sacrifice fly. Tristan Longoria hit a two-RBI triple to cap the six-run third inning that also included an RBI single by Kiante McCoy and double by Tony Heredia.
Clark doubled and scored on a groundout by Heredia to make it 10-5, and the last run scored on an RBI single by Mason Maxwell.
Tyler Warner got the win after pitching 3 1/3 innings, with Longoria finishing up.
Sweetwater trailed 1-0 in the top of the first of Game 2 against Lake View. However, four runs in the bottom of the frame put the Mustangs up to stay. They added two in the second and one in third and fourth innings, allowing Maxwell to get the pitching win. He pitched until the fifth, when Longoria again finished up.
Sweetwater had just two hits in its four-run first, with Longoria's single driving in the first two runs. Clark doubled in two more in the second.