Sweetwater defeats Lubbock Christian, 16-4

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

With district play over, Sweetwater High’s softball team is staying busy before the playoffs start.
On Monday, the team traveled to Lubbock for a non-district matchup and was a 16-4 winner in five innings over Lubbock Christian.
The teams were knotted at 2 until the Lady Mustangs erupted in the third inning with 12 runs to take control in their first game since ending district play with a 4-3 loss to Big Spring this past Friday. Sweetwater, the No. 3 seed in District 5-4A, is 12-12 overall.
The Lady Mustangs are idle until hosting Stamford in another non-district contest on April 23.
Monday’s win, after back-to-back losses, marked the team’s first win since April 2. “This was a good game for us to keep the positive momentum going as (the district) winds to a close,” said coach Tim Scherwin. “We will continue working on the small aspects that will help us as we head to the playoffs.
“But I like where we are right now.”
The Lady Mustangs got two RBI singles from Tavis Black in their 12-run third plus a 3-run homer and RBI single by Jazzy Villa.
Emerald Torres and Kaci Webb also had RBI singles and Elli Lehnert, the winning pitcher for Sweetwater, had a bases-loaded walk.