Natalia Lady Mustang
Softball takes wins over
Poteet, D’Hanis

Last Friday, March 10th, the Natalia Lady Mustangs took on the Poteet Aggies. The Lady Mustangs took the lead late and defeated Poteet 5-3 on Friday. The Mustangs trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Marina Billalobos homered on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs. Billalobos led in hits as well, driving in runs on a single in the first, a double in the third, and a home run in the fifth. On the mound Billalobos surrendered three runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one. Stats for the match are as follows:
Batting: Hits: Skylene Gallegos-1, Saenz-1, Billalobos-3, Laque-1. Runs: Jimenez-2, Skylene Gallegos-1, Seovia-1, Billalobos-1.
Fielding: Outs: Jimenez-8, Skylene Gallegos-1, Saenz-2, Syrene GAllegos-1, Figueroa-3, Segovia-2, Billalobos-2, Laque-2.
Pitching: Billalobos: Hits Allowed-8, Walks-1, Strikeouts-8.
The Mustangs had one match over the break. An early lead helped Natalia defeat D’Hanis 12-6 on Tuesday, March 14th. The girls scored on a single by Araceley Segovia in the first inning and a groundout by Syrene Gallegos in the second inning. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. The Mustangs pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Valerie Saenz reached on a dropped third strike and Gallegos grounded out, scoring one run. The Mustangs notched three runs in the sixth inning. Marina Billalobos, Segovia, and Isabel Laque all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Billalobos pitched the Mustangs to victory. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing six runs on 13 hits, striking out five and walking one. Laque went deep in the third inning, totaling one home run for the day. The Mustangs scattered ten hits in the game. Segovia, Billalobos, Figueroa, and Laque each collected two hits to lead the Natalia Lady Mustangs in hits. Stats for the match are as follows:
Batting: Hits: Ramirez-1, Skylene Gallegos-1, Figueroa-2, Segovia-2, Billalobos-2, Laque-2. Runs: Ramirez-1, Jimenez-2, Skylene Gallegos-1, Saenz-1, Figueroa-1, Segovia-3, Billalobos-2, Laque-1.
Fielding: Assists: Jimenez-1, Segovia-1, Billalobos-1. Outs: Jimenez-6, Saenz-5, Syrene Gallegos-1, Segovia-3, Billalobos-5, Laque-1.
Pitching: Billalobos: Hits Allowed-13, Walks-1, Strikeouts: 5.
The two wins have put the Lady Mustangs at a 4-1 district record. They will play their rival Lytle Lady Pirates Tuesday, March 21st and Crystal City Friday, March 24th, at home. Make sure to come out and cheer them on. Congratulations and good luck Mustangs!