Lady Mustangs pick up two league wins

FRIENDSWOOD — After starting District 24-6A action at 0-4, the Friendswood Lady Mustangs are finally getting the hang of the picking up some critical wins.

Friendswood (2-5 in 24-6A) got their second district win with a 9-4 decision over cross-town rival Clear Brook.

The Lady Mustangs put together five consecutive hits in the second inning that lead to a 2-1 lead that they would never give up.

Alex Samonski smashed a double that scored Hannah Carpenter and Olivia Jackson. Savannah Hartman followed with an RBI single that plated Ashley Elliott. Kendall Cross stroked a two-out triple to left to score Hartman and courtesy runner Ashley Adkins.

Friendswood added three more runs in the third on a triple by Olivia Jackson that scored Julianna Tinger and Carpenter who both singled.

Clear Brook scored three runs in the bottom of the third, but Friendswood added another run in the top of the fourth on five singles sparked by an RBI single by Tinger making the final score 9-4.

Friendswood got outstanding pitching from starter Alex Samonski and relief pitcher Courtney Weber.

Friendswood 9 - Clear Falls 4

For the second straight game, Friendswood got a 9-4 district win. This time they defeated Clear Falls 9-4 to improve their league mark at 3-5.

Clear Falls got on the scoreboard first with one run in the bottom of the first.

The Lady Mustangs responded with two runs in the top of the third when Savannah Hartman and Emily Jackson both singled and then scored on a two-run double by Sophie Lawson for a 2-1 lead.

Friendswood continued their offensive prowess with four more runs in the fourth when starting pitcher Courtney Weber helped her own cause with an RBI double that scored Olivia Jackson who had walked. Kendall Cross delivered an two-run double to score Emily Jackson and Hartman for a 6-1 lead.

Weber delivered clutch hits in the fifth and seventh frames that plated three more runs giving the Lady Mustangs a 9-1 advantage.

Clear Falls managed to battle back to score three runs making the score 9-4 in the bottom of the seventh, but Weber was able to settle down and pitch out of the inning to pick up another big district win for Friendswood.

Weber struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs while going 3-for-4 at the plate and getting 4 RBIs.

Hartman was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Cross and Lawson picked up two RBIs each.