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May 13th, 2015
Sweetwaterâ€™s Hardy Escobar avoids swinging at a low pitch during Game 1 of the Mustangsâ€™ recent best-of-3 bi-district playoff series against Borger that was held in Lubbock. Sweetwater begins its area playoff against Fort Stockton on Friday at Midland Greenwood High School. The best-of-3 series will wrap up on Saturday.
GREENWOOD â€” After being shut out for the first time all season in a 9-0 Game 1 loss on Friday, the Sweetwater softball team roared back to claim a 9-4 win Saturday and force a decisive third game in its Class 4A area playoff series with Fort Stockton.
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Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team will play Fort Stockton in the Class 4A area playoffs after defeating Borger in bi-district this past weekend.
The teams will play a best-of-3 series at Midland Greenwood High School, said Sweetwater head coach Roland Herrera.
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LUBBOCK â€” It was supposed to be an afternoon-evening doubleheader of high school playoff baseball for Sweetwater and Borger.
But the teamsâ€™ bi-district playoff turned into a night of Mustang domination, as Sweetwater won both ends of the doubleheader for a sweep of the best-of-3 series at Lubbock Monterey High Schoolâ€™s Moegle Field.
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Even though Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team in making its third postseason run in the past four years, last weekâ€™s 2-0 series sweep of Pampa advanced the team past the first round for only the second time in school history.
If the team upsets Fort Stockton â€” 22-3 overall, ranked No. 9 by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and District 4-4A champion with a 10-0 record â€” in a best-of-3 area round series starting today, the Lady Mustangs advance to Round 3 for the first time ever.
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The Sweetwater baseball team is in the playoffs for the third year in a row, and the Mustangs have gone at least two rounds deep in the last two.
In that time theyâ€™ve faced five different schools. Start-ing today, they face a sixth â€” a Borger team that comes in with a .500 record (12-12) but advanced as the No. 3 seed out of District 1-4A with a 5-3 record.
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Sweetwater has made a change to its best-of-3 bi-district baseball playoff series with Borger this weekend.
Head coach Roland Herrera said Wednesday that the games will still be at Lubbock Monterey High School's Moegle Field starting Friday. However, the format has been altered with two games on Friday and the other game, if necessary, on Saturday at the same location.
Hannah Allen is going back to the state meet.
The Highland junior will be going for the third year in a row, this time as a wild card entry in both girls hurdles after finishing third in both at the Region II-1A meet that was held at Angelo State University.
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ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s district co-champion baseball team prepared for this weekendâ€™s Class 4A bi-district playoff series by playing a warmup game vs. Class 5A Abilene Cooper at its field on Monday.
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