Things didn’t go well for the Mustangs last weekend as they dropped three of their four games in the annual Shallowater Railyard Classic held in various ballparks over a three day span.
In their first outing against Wall it came down to the last play when Caleb Heuertz connected on a 1-1 pitch for a two run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Mustangs 4-2 on the final play of the game despite outhitting Wall 10 to nine.
A Denver City error scored the first two runs for Wall HS in the bottom of the 4th inning. The Mustangs had grabbed an early lead with two runs of their own in the top of the 3rd inning.
Ferny Vega went the first five innings on the mound for the Mustangs allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out five. Ernesto Martinez went the last inning and suffered the loss.
RJ Hurtado and Uriel Rodriquez paced the Mustangs hitting attack with two hits each. Erlan Lozano, David Escobar, Sebastian Perez, Vega, Martinez, and Enrique Banuelos all finished with one hit.
Lozano and Hurtado both had one RBI.
In their second game the Mustangs had little trouble taking care of Stanton and left with a impressive 17-0 win.
The Mustangs jumped out to an 8-0 lead after one inning and upped that lead to 14-0 after three innings.
Mustangs batters pounded Stanton pitching for 19 hits. Erlan Lozano finished with four hits while Uriel Rodriquez and Ferny Vega both added three hits each. Hurtado, Escobar, and Perez all had two hits, and Martinez, Nathan Dyck, and Michael Farrell all finished with one hit.
Mario Sanchez went three innings on the mound giving up just one hit while striking out five. Jose Nunez finished up for the Mustangs going the last inning also giving up one hit and striking out three.
This game was followed with the Mustangs dropping a 14-4 decision to Levelland. The Lobos scored a majority of their runs in the 5th inning when they plated eight of their runs.
Led by Banuelos three hits the Mustangs finished with nine hits in the game. Hurtado finished with two hits, while Lozano, Perez, Nunez, and Martinez all finished with one hit.
Lozano went 2.1 innings for the Mustangs giving up five runs on five hits, had no strikeouts and walked three. Nunez finished up the game going the final 2.2 innings. He gave up nine runs and on nine hits, one three were earned, struck out four and walked two.
And in their final game the Mustangs came up on the short end of the score board 9-4 to Andrews.
The Mustangs were up 4-0 when the black and gold Mustangs erupted for eight runs in the 4th inning.
Lozano finished with three hits, Escobar had two hits, while Rodriquez and Sanchez both finished with one hit.
Perez went 3.1 innings on the mound giving up six runs on six hits, no strikeouts and walking five. Martinez finished out the inning giving up two runs and three hits, with no strikeouts or walks. Sanchez went the final three innings giving up one run on two hits, struck out four and walked one.