Mustangs’ win streak halted

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

After winning six straight games, including five at its Wes Bishop Classic over the weekend, the Sweetwater baseball team finally met its match in a 6-4 loss to Andrews here on Tuesday.
Despite being out-hit 9-2, Sweetwater had a chance to win the game in its final at bat after the Mustangs cut Andrews’ lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh and had runners at first and third until a strikeout ended the contest.
Sweetwater (6-3), which goes to Abilene for a three-day tournament starting Thursday, used four pitchers. Starter Tony Heredia surrendered four runs — none of them earned — in the first inning. Ky Hoover went the next three innings. Tristan Longoria threw two innings and Mason Maxwell pitched the seventh.
For Andrews, Dario Jurado pitched the first six innings for the win, though reliever Willy Cuevas ran into trouble in the seventh.
Kobe Clark led off the inning by reaching base on an error. He moved to third on two wild pitches and scored on an RBI grounder by Isak Alvarez. Walks to Heredia and Kiante McCoy put runners at the corners until Chris Thompson struck out on a 3-2 pitch for the final out of the game.
Sweetwater scored three runs in the first inning to cut Andrews’ lead to 4-3. The first two runs scored on errors and Maxwell had an RBI single. Alvarez led off with a single and McCoy walked, with both scoring on errors. Thompson, who reached on an error, scored on Maxwell’s single.