On Tuesday, April 9, The Kingwood Mustangs played a tough Summer Creek softball team that seemed to be in control of the game from the very first pitch.
The Bulldogs came out blazing and ready to blow the game open as they scored two runs in the top of the first, thanks to Kingwood’s error that allowed a run to score from third.
The Mustangs responded, however, in the bottom of the first, thanks to Mary Martinez’s single that drove in Ashley York in order to cut the deficit down to a single run. The Bulldogs wouldn’t be finished, however, as they scored one run in the third and three more runs in the fourth to put them up 6-1 after the top half of the game.
The Mustangs would again respond and cut the lead to four in the bottom of the fourth, thanks to Maddie Brewer’s RBI single that brought Brook Babcock home. The Bulldogs would push the lead back to five at the top of the fifth but it was the bottom of the fifth where the Mustangs fought back and scored three runs, thanks to two walks to open the inning and an RBI double by Bri Windom that scored Jordan Campbell. Martinez also scored on a wild pitch and Brewer’s RBI single cut the deficit to only two runs.
The Bulldogs would be held scoreless in the top half of the sixth and Jordan Campbell would homer to straight away left-center field to cut the deficit to 7-6, but the Mustangs would be turned away with runners in scoring position with two away in the bottom of the seventh as the Bulldogs would hold off the comeback attempt, thanks to a controversial but critical out at third base that sealed the fate of the Mustangs’ chances of completing the comeback.
The Mustangs moved to sixth in standings at 4-6 in district. The Bulldogs moved to 11-3 in district play and are currently tied for first with Pasadena Memorial.