At the beginning of last week, all three local Humble ISD 21-6A baseball teams were tied for first.
Now, there are just two, after the Atascocita Eagles and Kingwood Mustangs both swept a pair of games this past week.
The big matchup of the week was Summer Creek and Kingwood, two of the three teams in that three-way tie.
In the top of the first inning, Tre Richardson led off with a single for the Mustangs, and after that, Carter Amarantos walked.
Then, a red-hot Masyn Winn, who hit a grand slam when the Mustangs beat North Shore, stayed hot as he launched a home run to left center field to put Kingwood up 3-0.
The Mustangs didn’t stop there, adding two more in the first, and then later, added one in the sixth and six in the seventh for a 12-0 win.
The Mustangs then followed that up with an equally impressive performance against Baytown Sterling, winning 11-0. In all, the Mustangs, in their last four games, have outscored their opponents 45-5.
The Bulldogs, following that game, beat Channelview 3-1 on Thursday to stay within one of the district lead.
While the Mustangs were busy rolling through the week, Atascocita kept pace with a pair of wins, 9-5 over Baytown Sterling and 13-1 over C.E. King to remain tied for first place.
In 21-5A, the Kingwood Park Panthers split a pair of games, falling at Porter 7-6 Tuesday but beating Crosby 5-0 Thursday. They are in a three-way tie for third in 21-5A with Splendora and Porter.
The Wildcats tough season continued last week as they fell twice in district play, 12-2 to Splendora and 24-20 to Dayton. They are 2-6 in 21-5A.
This week, Kingwood is at C.E. King and Atascocita, Atascocita is at Goose Creek Memorial then hosts Kingwood, Summer Creek hosts North Shore then goes to Baytown Sterling, K-Park goes to Crosby then hosts Dayton, and Humble hosts Dayton and is at New Caney.