The Kingwood High School baseball season came to an end on Saturday in the area round of the playoffs hosted by Crosby High School. The Mustangs dropped a best-of-three series to Clear Springs, 1-3, 4-0, 0-6 to complete the 2017 season. The District 21-6A champions finish with a final record of 26-6.
Clear Springs took a 3-1 victory in the series opener on Thursday. Senior Alec Gilman came up with two of the Mustangs’ five hits and drove in their only run, a sixth-inning RBI after the Chargers had taken control with two runs in the second inning and another run in the third.
Cody Lancaster threw six strong innings for Kingwood, striking out two.
Masyn Winn evened up the series for Kingwood on Friday with a complete-game, one-hitter in the Mustangs’ 4-0 win. Winn struck out eight and was in complete control throughout.
In addition to his outstanding effort on the mound, Winn also contributed two hits and drove in a run.
The Mustangs broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth inning and added two more in the sixth to pull away. Gilman collected three hits to lead a 10-hit attack. He also drove in two runs. Tre Richardson also had two hits.
But Kingwood could not duplicate that effort on Saturday in the deciding game. The Mustangs were limited to just three hits in a 6-0 loss, with Winn accounting for two of those.
The Chargers took control with a five-run second inning and added another run in the fifth.
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