The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs kept a stranglehold on the top spot in the District 26-3A standings with some home cookin’ in a 13-4 victory over the Cole Cougars on Tuesday night. The win improved the Lady ‘Stangs district mark to 3-0 and sets up a showdown on Friday in Luling with the Lady Eagles for the top spot.
An early pitchers’ duel turned into a rout when the Lady Mustangs erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Cougars rallied back in the top of the fifth, scoring all four of their runs, but another five runs for the Lady ‘Stangs in the bottom of the fifth and another run in the bottom of the sixth put the game away.
Nixon-Smiley pulled out the big bats on Tuesday night, pounding out 11 hits, including six for extra bases – three doubles, a triple and two home runs. Carlee Cano and Haven Davis collected the round trippers. Cano and Mary Kate Garcia each collected three hits, while Davis had two. The other hits were recorded by Hailee Houseton, Greenlee Houseton and Mady Velasquez.
Kendall Amaya went the distance in the circle to earn the win. Only three of the four runs allowed were earned. Amaya surrendered nine hits, but struck out five.
The Lady Mustangs are 9-11 on the season and travel to Luling on Friday night to face the Lady Eagles in a contest that begins at 6pm.
Lady Mustangs down Ro-Hawks to stay perfect in district
A comfortable lead became uncomfortable, but in the end the Lady Mustangs ran their district record to 2-0 as they defeated the Randolph Ro-Hawks, 10-7, in front of a big crowd Friday night in Nixon.
Natalee Mendez and Greenlee Houseton both drove in three runs on the night, and Houseton, along with Carlee Cano, Kendall Amaya and Mary Kate Garcia had two hits on the night to power the Lady Mustang attack. Mendez’s lone hit was a big one as she went “big fly” with a homer.
Randolph opened the scoring with a pair of runs off Mustang hurler Amaya in the top of the first. Nixon-Smiley responded with a single run in their half of the first, took the lead with two in the bottom of the second and bolstered the lead with four runs in their half of the third.
The Ro-Hawks responded back with single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth to cut the lead to 7-4, but Lady ‘Stangs responded back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to push the lead to 10-4. The lead would hold until the Ro-Hawks made it interesting in the top of the seventh. Down to their final three outs, Randolph plated three runs but Amaya was able to get the third out to end the game.
Amaya picked up the complete game win in the circle with a 14-strikeout performance. She gave up seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits. In addition to G. Houseton, Cano, Amaya, Garcia and Mendez, Haven Davis, Emily Granados and Haile Houseton also collected hits.