Lady Mustangs fall just short; ‘Stangs lose 8-2

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Defeating Big Spring was a tough assignment in itself, but Sweetwater also had to deal with some unruly weather Friday as the baseball and softball teams played on their home fields a final time in District 5-4A action.
Both local teams ended their games much later than expected due to the weather, and lost to Big Spring.
Big Spring 4, S’water 3
No. 12 Big Spring (7-0) remained unbeaten in 5-4A, but Sweetwater gave the Lady Steers a tough fight on Friday, falling a single run short in the its final district game. Sweetwater (4-4) dropped to third place.
It was 1-1 entering the sixth when Big Spring came up with three runs to take the lead for good.
The Lady Steers took a 2-1 lead before the second weather delay hit and then added two more runs when play resumed.
Sweetwater came back to cut the lead to 4-3 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t get any closer. Blayke Bewley was called out at third as the potential tying run after her hit and two Big Spring errors allowed two runs to score. Her hit and the errors scored Emerald Torres and Kaci Webb before she was called out to end the inning.
In the seventh Big Spring survived a final threat when Sweetwater put runners at first and second before two infield flyouts ended the threat, as well as the game.
Bewley tied it up 1-1 in the fifth when she singled and eventually scored on an RBI double by Tavis Black. She collected three of the Lady Mustangs’ eight hits.
Big Spring 8, S’water 2
Big Spring (4-1) used a four-run second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Sweetwater cut the lead to 5-2 by scoring in the second and third but didn’t score again as the Mustangs’ district mark fell to 1-5 with two games left.
Scoring details for the second and third innings was not immediately available. The Mustangs have scored two or fewer runs in five of six district contests and lost each time.
Big Spring added three runs to pad its lead later in the game after Sweetwater, which is still in playoff contention, got its runs. Despite being in last place, the Mustangs would move into fourth place if they win at San Angelo Lake View (1-4) on Thursday.
The Chiefs did not have a district game Friday.