Both Kingwood baseball and softball teams continue their respective journeys through the playoffs.
The Mustangs swept Beaumont West Brook in a bi-district series to open the postseason. Kingwood won 10-4 on Saturday at Crosby High School to complete the sweep after winning the opener, 26-3, at West Brook High School.
Kingwood moves on to the area round of the playoffs this week. The Mustangs will face Pearland.
The Lady Mustangs advanced to the Region III-6A quarterfinals with a convincing 15-3 win over George Ranch in an area round playoff game at Kingwood High School.
A one-game region quarterfinals playoff game is set for 7 p.m. Friday vs. Clear Falls at Crosby High School.
Alicia De Leon highlighted the offensive explosion with a grand slam and the Lady Mustangs rallied from a 3-2 deficit with eight runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth. De Leon drove in six runs.
Jourdyn Campbell also played a key role, smashing three hits and driving in another four runs. Ashley York also added a pair of hits.
Kingwood opened the playoffs by defeating La Porte, 18-7, in the deciding game of a best-of-three bi-district series. The Lady Mustangs left no doubt, scoring in all six innings and collecting 22 hits along the way.
Campbell belted a three-run homer, one of her three hits, and drove in four runs while Texas A&M commit Haley Lee cracked a solo home run. She had two hits, drove in two runs, and scored three more. Amanda Cleaver and De Leon were also among the leaders on offense.
“When your back is against the wall, there is only one thing to do, and that is turn around and fight,” tweeted winning pitcher Madison Lindsey, a Baylor commit.