Friendswood thrashes Baytown Lee 17-0

FRIENDSWOOD — It only took five innings for the Friendswood Mustangs to dispose of the Baytown Lee Ganders 17-0 as the 10-run rule ignited the mercy rule to end the lopsided district contest.

Friendswood has scored 31 runs in the last two games to improve to 3-3 in league action.

Back-to-back singles by Garrett Leitko and Devon Andrews and then a two-run RBI triple by Spencer Beck to start the bottom of the first had things rolling for the Mustangs. Later in the inning, Beck scampered home on a fielding error for a 3-0 lead.

In the second inning, Friendswood sent 11 batters to the plate en route to scoring seven runs and a 10-0 lead.

The Mustangs loading the bases with no outs thanks to singles by William Sweeney and Asa Ehrlich sandwiched between a walk to Dylan Maxey.

After an error allowing Sweeney to score and a passed ball scoring courtesy runner Max Mims, Andrews lifted a sacrifice fly to left allowing Leitko to cross home.

Four singles from the next five batters was how Friendswood scored its final three runs of the inning, which included Bradley Wilcott (two RBIs) and Sweeney (RBI).

Izaac Pacheco smacked a two-out RBI single scoring Ehrlich making the score 11-0 in the third.

In their second big-run inning, the Mustangs tacked on six more runs in the fourth inning that was highlighted by seven consecutive batters reaching base, which included back-to-back run scoring walks by Jacob Warwick and Mims to close out the scoring at 17-0.

Leading the Mustangs with two hits each were Beck (two runs, two RBIs), Pacheco, Sweeney and Ehrlich (three runs).

Friendswood (3-3 in District 22-5A) has a big-time matchup on the road against Goose Creek Memorial (4-2) on Tuesday (late).