The Lytle Pirates were able to complete their season sweep of rival Natalia as they outhit the Mustangs 10-5 en route to a solid 9-2 win. Lytle used a huge five run first inning to pace themselves to victory.
Lytle as mentioned wasted no time getting things rolling on offense. Lytle used a Castro single, a Placido double, a C.Wood walk, an error put into play by Flores, a single by DeLeon, a single by Boyd and a fielder’s choice to produce their runs which truly set the tone for the day.
Lytle added to their lead in the top of the 2nd inning as they used a Placido dropped third strike, a Flores double and a Boyd double to take a 7-0 lead.
Lytle added a run in the 4th and 5th innings to stun the home squad with a 9-0 lead prior to the Mustangs coming alive offensively.
Natalia scored their two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Stangs used a Buentello double, a Rymers base on balls, and a Garcia double to score two.
Unfortunately, this would be all Natalia would produce as Lytle held on for a 9-2 victory.
DeLeon got the win on the mound for Lytle, as he pitched all 7-innings. He allowed five hits, two runs, struck out ten and walked three.
Castro, DeLeon and Boyd led the offense with two hits each, as Placido, Flores, Cordova and Guevara had one each.
Rymers took the loss on the mound for Natalia. He allowed two hits, three runs and walked one.Buentello also pitched and allowed two hits, three runs and walked one.
Buentello led the offense with three hits, as Garcia, Blanquiz added one each for Natalia.
Natalia has very crucial games coming up this week as they travel to Frio County on Thursday to battle the Wolves at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19th it is back on the road down IH-35 as the Stangs travel to LaSalle County to battle Cotulla at 7:00 p.m.
By Eric Smith