The Natalia Mustangs are hosting their 2nd Annual Natalia Lineman’s Challenge on Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 am. Continue reading “2nd Annual Natalia Lineman’s Challenge May 27”
After all four District 26-3A squads lost their Bi-District Playoff battles the All-District Accolades were released. Continue reading “Eight Mustangs named to 26-3A All-District team”
All nine Natalia Lady Mustang starters made the cut when the 26-3A All-District list was released recently. Continue reading “Two Lady Mustangs nab top accolades in District 26-3A”
Devine Arabian Stephanie Campos got out of the gates quickly with her first discus throw landing 120’2” from the circle. Continue reading “Campos places 7th in State discus”
Going up against one of the most talented sophomore pitchers in the state, the Natalia Lady Mustangs knew last weekend’s area playoff battle would be anything but a cake walk.
Continue reading “Hallettsville works past the Lady Mustangs”
For a second straight season, the Natalia Mustangs saw their playoff run come to an end in the Bi-District round of the playoffs to the hands of the Blanco Panthers. Continue reading “Blanco Panthers sweep Mustangs in Bi-District battle”
In a battle for 2nd place in 26-3A, the Natalia Mustangs battled the Jourdanton Indians Monday night at Devine Warhorse Field. Continue reading “Mustangs beat Jourdanton to finish second in District”
With the game tied in the 5th inning, freshmen Gabi Sontoya and Biviana Figueroa came through in a huge way during their playoff debut for the Natalia Lady Mustangs last Friday evening. Continue reading “Freshmen lift Lady Mustangs to Bi-District win over Lago Vista”
The Natalia Mustangs needed an afternoon victory at Ft. Sam Houston to force a playoff for 2nd place in 26-3A last Friday. The Mustangs did not disappoint, as they dominated the home squad Cole Cougars. The Stangs out-hit the Cougars 13-0 en route to a five inning run rule victory.
Rey Garza started on the mound for the Mustangs and threw 3.0 innings to lead the defensive errors that afternoon. He pitched 3.0, allowed no hits, walked one and struck out five in the game.
The final 2.0 was pitched by Nathan Vasquez, who allowed no hits, walked no one and struck out four.
Defensively, the Mustangs backed their pitchers up for the most part with 15 put-outs and just two defensive errors. Catcher Javier Hernandez led the charge with nine of the fifteen put-outs as pitcher Garza had three assists.
Offensively, Natalia scored in each of the five innings scoring two in the 1st, four in the 2nd, seven in the 3rd, one in the 4th and four in the 5th inning to work past Cole 18-0.
“Jeramiah Castro led the way for us offensively,” Coach Philip Martinez said. “It was good to see him get back on track. We are able to do more things when we have runners on and this allows us to keep opposing defenses on their toes.”
Castro had a great day at the plate going 3-4-4RBIs-3runs scored as Garza also had a good showing offensively going 4-5-3RBIs.
At Bat: Manuel Saldana 1-2-3RBIs-4runs scored, Anton Felker 2-2-1RBI-3runs scored, Matt Contreras 0-0-1run scored, Isaiah Gomez 0-0-1run scored, Hernandez 1-3, Antonio Trevino 1-2-2runs scored, Nathan Vasquez 1-4-2RBIs-1run scored, Alex Valdez 0-3-1RBI-1run scored and Dustin Richardson 0-1-1RBI-2runs scored. Defensive Put-Outs: Valdez 3, Garza 1, Castro 1, Richardson 1. Assists- Vasquez 2, Valdez 2, Hernandez 1, Castro 1.
By Eric Smith
The #21 state ranked Jourdanton Squaws (23-4-1, 9-1) and the Natalia Lady Mustangs (18-6-2, 9-1) came into April 24th’s Monday night in-district playoff battle as 26-3A Co-District Champions. Continue reading “Jourdanton holds on for wild win over Lady Mustangs”