Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mules vs. Dimmitt (3-18-2017)

Mules vs. Dimmitt (3-18-2017)
The Mules bats must have been stored in a freezer for most of the spring break. The Mules did not get a hit until the bottom of the sixth inning when JoJo Rejino dropped a Texas leaguer into shallow centerfield.
The Mules had two more hits in the bottom of the seventh with Matt Deleon blasting a ground ball between the first and second base, and Jason Florez sent a ball back up the middle to score Mikey Lozano and Deleon. Lozano had reached on an error to start the Mule’s half of the inning. Florez scored on a passed ball for all three of the Mule’s runs.
The Mules lost to the Dimmitt Bobcats 10-3 Saturday afternoon.
Ethan Villa opened on the mound for the Mules and gave up singles to the first two batters he faced and then a double to the third batter. Blake Parker fielded a fly ball to the infield for the first out.
Villa snagged a groundball back to the mound for the second out. An error allowed Dimmitt to score the third run in the first inning before Reese Orozco scooped up a ground ball at third and made the throw to first for the final out of the first inning.
Dimmitt did not score again until the top of the fourth inning when they rallied for five runs to lead the Mules 8-0.
Jason Florez took the hill with two out in the fourth inning and struck out five batters while giving up four hits and two runs to close out the game.
Dimmitt recorded a total of 13 hits.
The Mules made one double play in the top of the sixth inning. Orozco fielded a ground ball to short, flipped the ball to Rigo Mendoza at second for the force out. Mendoza then fired a strike to Rejino at first to complete the double play.

The Mules traveled to Dimmitt Tuesday to face the Bobcats for the second time to wrap up the non-district portion of their season. The Mules will open their District 2-3A season Saturday when they host the Littlefield Wildcats at noon.   

Lady Mules vs. Borger (3-18-2017)

Lady Mules vs. Borger (3-18-2017)

Saturday proved to be a long day for the Lady Mules as they fell to the Borger Lady Dogs 16-5. Borger blasted three home runs in the game.

Borger scored two runs in the top of the first inning. A hit batsman, a double, and an error sent two runs across the plate.

Mireya Ruvalcaba led off with a single to left field in the Lady Mule’s half of the inning. Crystal Flores reached on an error by the pitcher. Ahtziri Elizalde singled to right field to score both Ruvalcaba and Flores to tie the game at 2-2.

The Lady Dogs took the lead for good in the top of the second inning by scoring four runs on a single, a walk, and three triples. Borger led 6-2 after an inning and a half.

The Lady Mules scored once in the bottom of the third inning. Dellany Martinez drew a walk and Elizalde sent her home with a triple off the wall in center field.

The Lady Mules final run of the game was a two-out walk to Madison Hasley. A double off the wall in left field by Ruvalcaba plated the run.

The Lady Mules traveled to Idalou Tuesday to meet the Lady Cats and open the two team's District 2-3A opener. The Lady Mules return home Saturday to host the Littlefield Lady Cats at noon.   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

All-Dist 2-3A Basketball (3-13-2017)

All-Dist 2-3A Basketball (3-13-2017)

The 2016-2017 All-District basketball teams were revealed this week. Two Lady Mules and five Mules were named.

Sadie Sudduth and Sydnie Sudduth were listed on the roster for the girl’s first team squad.

Dagen Dunham was named as the Defensive Most Valuable Player for the boy’s team. Beto Diaz and Jason Florez were picked for the first team roster.

Honorable Mentions were Jesse Leal, Donovan Gutierrez and Tre Villa.

Mules vs. New Deal (3-7-2017)

Mules vs. New Deal (3-7-2017)

The Mules scored four runs in the first inning one in the second to open a five-run lead over the visiting New Deal Lions on a very chilly Tuesday night. But the Lions did not quit and chipped away at the Mule’s lead.

The Mules held on in the top of the seventh inning for a 10-9 win over the Lions.

The Lions scored two runs in the third inning on a pair of errors and a single. A walk and back-to-back base hits scored one run in the top of the fourth inning. New Deal caught up with the Mules in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at 5-5.

The Mules exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to jump back in front of the Lions.

There were two outs in the bottom of the fifth when JoJo Rejino drew a walk. Ryan Rodriguez sent a single to left field. A throwing error allowed both runners to advance a base. Ethan Villa sent a ground ball through the hole to score Rejino.  

Reese Orozco sent a ground ball to the shortstop. Rodriguez had run in front of the shortstop before the ball arrived and the shortstop missed the ball. Rodriguez and Villa scored on the error and Orozco went to second. Moises Vasquez tripled down the left field line to score Orozco.

Vasquez scored on a base hit up the middle by Mikey Lozano. The Mules led 10-5 after five innings.

New Deal scored one run in the top of the sixth inning.

The Mules hung on in the top of the seventh inning as the Lions pushed four runs across the plate. A ground ball back to Florez on the mound turned into a double play. Florez scooped up the ball and fired a strike to Orozco covering second base. Orozco stepped on the bag and threw to Blake Parker at first base for the final out.

The Mules will host the Dimmitt Bobcats Saturday, March 18, at 12:00 noon and then will travel to Dimmitt Tuesday, March 21 to Dimmitt at 7:00 PM. The Mules will open district at home against the Littlefield Wildcats Saturday, March 25, at 12:00 noon.   

Lady Mules vs. Bushland (3-7-2017)

Lady Mules vs. Bushland (3-7-2017)

The Bushland Lady Falcons played almost flawless defense against the Lady Mules. They handed the Lady Mules a 13-1 defeat.

The Falcons sent seven batters to the plate in the first inning and scored three runs on three singles, a walk and two errors. A double play ended the inning with a pop fly that was fielded by Crystal Flores, and she threw behind the base runner at first base to catch the runner off the base.

Six Lady Mules went to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, but a pair of strikeouts ended the inning with the bases loaded.

Flores pitched a pop fly to the first batter she faced in the top of the second inning, and Mireya Ruvalcaba drifted back on the grass for the catch. Flores struck out the next batter she faced for the second out.

An error, a base hit, and a double scored two runs before the final out.

The Lady Mules went in order in the bottom of the second, and Bushland led the Lady Mules 5-0.

Bushland scored one run in the top of the third and batted around in the fourth inning to tack on six runs.

Ruvalcaba drew her second walk of the game. She was sacrificed to second base by Dellany Martinez. Flores reached on an error by the second baseman, and Ruvalcaba went to third base. Ahtziri Elizalde launched a fly ball to right field that was deep enough for Ruvalcaba to score the Lady Mules only run.

A leadoff homerun in the top of the fifth by Bushland ended all scoring.

The Lady Mules will host Sanford-Fritch Friday at 1:00 PM and will again play host to Borger on Saturday at noon. The Lady Mules will travel to Idalou Tuesday, March 21, at 4:30 PM to open district play.  

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA Tournament (3-13-2017)

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA Tournament (3-13-2017)

The Muleshoe High School tennis team played in the second South Plains Christian Home Educators Association Tennis Tournament Thursday. MHS sent 38 athletes, and they played in a total of 69 matches.

“It was beautiful weather for tennis on Thursday,” said MHS tennis coach Jody Wood. “Thirteen of our athletes brought home medals. The most significant win was Cassidy Cage. She defeated our District’s number one seed and defending District Champion from Littlefield.”

Cage won the Division A Girls Singles by defeating Plainview Christian Academy 8-0, SPCHEA 8-1, and Littlefield 8-5. Gloria Gonzales won the bronze medal in the same division by beating Slaton 8-4, lost to Idalou 6-8, and Seagraves 6-8.

Yvonne Diaz and Sydnie Sudduth won consolation in the Division A Girls Doubles. The lost to Plainview Christian Academy 6-8, SPCHEA 2-8, but defeated the MHS team of Hallie Myatt and Sadie Sudduth 9-8.

Myatt and Sa. Sudduth lost to Plains 5-8, beat Kingdom Prep Academy 8-6 before losing to Diaz and Sy. Sudduth 8-9.

Jesse Leal earned the bronze medal in Division A Boys Singles by defeating Wellman-Union 8-4, lost to Idalou 4-8, and beat Aron Chacon 8-2 for the medal.

Chacon lost to Plainview Christian Academy 0-8, defeated Wellman-Union 8-6 before being defeated by Leal. Yavet Elizalde defeated Slaton 8-0 but lost to Plainview Christian 2-8.

Both Mule Boys Doubles won bronze medals. Tre Villa and Donovan Gutierrez lost to Sudan 6-8 but came back to defeat Seagraves 9-8, and an unknown team 8-0. Jacob Kettner and Ean Hasley defeated Sudan 8-5, lost to SPCHEA 3-8, defeated Plainview Christian Academy 8-6.

Izaiah Perez and Jade Fabella won the bronze medal in the Division A Mixed Doubles. They defeated Wellman-Union 8-3, lost to SPCHEA 3-8, and defeated the MHS team of Jason Florez and Liliana Barrera 9-8.

Florez and Barrera beat Sudan 8-2, lost to SPCHEA 4-8 and lost to the MHS team of Perez and Fabella 8-9.

The following results are from Division B of the tournament.

Sophia Sianez won the gold medal in Girls Singles by defeating Southcrest Christian 8-6, Littlefield 8-3, and Southcrest Christian 8-5. Sharice Rosas lost to an unknown player 3-8

MHS Golf @ Lubbock Roosevelt Tourny (3-13-2017)

MHS Golf @ Lubbock Roosevelt Tourny (3-13-2017)

This past week the Muleshoe High School golf team traveled to Lubbock Meadowbrook Golf Course to play in the Lubbock Roosevelt Eagle Invitational Tournament. The Lady Mules won the tournament with a total score 408 strokes.

Eleven teams and 61 individual players competed in the tournament. Teams were from Class 1A to 4A schools in the area.

Emily Precure led the Lady Mules around the course. She shot a 48 on the front nine holes and 46 on the back nine for a personal best total of 94 strokes. She placed sixth as an individual.

Sydnie Sudduth and Yvonne Diaz had identical rounds of 104 shots and tied for twelfth as individuals. That was a personal best for Diaz. Sadie Sudduth finished with a round of 106 shots to round out the team scores.

Adrianna Mora fired a round of 127 shots, and Leti Loya finished with 133 strokes.

Eighteen schools sent boys to the tournament. Ricky Diaz would have been near the middle of the field and finished with a round of 117 strokes. Brendon Rodriguez posted a round of 137 shots.

The MHS golf team will play March 23 on the Comanche Trails Golf Course.