The Kingwood High School baseball team got back to its winning ways last week. The Mustangs captured a pair of District 21-6A games on the road. With victories over Channelview and Goose Creek Memorial, Kingwood reclaimed sole possession of first place in the league standings.
The Mustangs rallied from a 3-1 deficit with an eight-run third inning to roll past Channelview, 12-4, and officially clinch a playoff spot. The win was the 15th in the last 17 games for Kingwood, which improved to 20-3 overall and 9-1 in district play.
The night before, at Goose Creek Memorial, Cody Lancaster threw a four-hit complete game in a 5-1 win. Lancaster struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Luke Johnson went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double. He scored two runs and drove in another. Masyn Winn added a hit and two RBIs while Alec Gilman and Austin Flematti each had a hit with one RBI.
The Mustangs, ranked No. 16 in the state by the Texas Baseball Coaches Association, host surging North Shore at 7 p.m. Tuesday. With its 5-1 win over suddenly slumping Atascocita (7-3) last week, North Shore moved into second place in the 21-6A standings with a record of 7-2.
Kingwood closes the week with a visit to Summer Creek for a 7 p.m. Friday clash. Summer Creek (6-4) is also on the rise, entering this week’s play on a three-game win streak to take fourth place in the district standings.
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