The Kingwood High School baseball team closed the regular season with a pair of wins to capture the District 21-6A championship.
The Mustangs defeated Baytown Sterling, 7-2, at home last week before traveling to C.E. King for a 12-0 win that secured the league championship. Kingwood finishes the regular season with a record of 23-4 overall and 12-2 in district play.
The Mustangs will take on Pasadena Dobie (11-11-1, 7-7), which finished fourth in District 22-6A, in the first round of the playoffs. Kingwood joins fellow District 21-6A playoff qualifiers North Shore (11-3), Atascocita (10-4) and Summer Creek (7-7) into the postseason.
Cody Lancaster threw a complete game, striking out five, in Kingwood’s home victory over Baytown Sterling. The Mustangs broke open a close game with four runs in the sixth inning. Alec Gilman and Evan Loyka had two hits apiece for Kingwood while Ben Cegelski tripled and drove in two runs.
Masyn Winn picked up the victory in the shutout of C.E. King on the road. Winn worked the first 3 1/3 innings, striking out five. He also drove in two runs. Nick Pendley also combined on the shutout.
Kingwood broke a scoreless tie with nine runs in the second inning and added three more in the fourth to shorten the game to five innings via the run-rule.
Gilman and Tre Richardson collected two hits each for the Mustangs. Richardson drove in two runs and Austin Flematti knocked in another.
Kingwood enters the playoffs having won three in a row, five of their last six, and 14 of 16 games.
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