Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lady Mules vs Littlefield & Shallowater (4-7&11-2015)

Lady Mules vs Littlefield & Shallowater (4-7&11-2015)

Miranda De Bruin and the Lady Mules only gave up two runs to the Lady Cats of Littlefield Tuesday afternoon. The Cats could only accumulate five hits, score two runs and left six runners on base.
De Bruin struck out seven batters and walked three. The Lady Mules committed no errors.
The Lady Mules 13-2 win over Littlefield gave Lady Mule coaches Erin White and Sheri Veazy a district record of 30-0 since taking over the program.  

The Lady Mule win streak was ended on Saturday by newcomers to the district, the Shallowater Fillies. Shallowater defeated the Lady Mules 11-0 Saturday afternoon.
The rainbow style of pitches seemed to throw the Lady Mule batters off stride and they did not hit the ball well against the Cats. 

Adrianna Loya doubled down the left field line to start the game. She was forced out at third base on a fielder’s choice by her sister, Leti Loya. Mireya Ruvalcaba walked on four pitches. De Bruin singled into left field to load the bases. 

L. Loya ground ball to third base forced out A. Loya. Gabi Chavez line-drive single to left field scored Ruvalcaba for the Lady Mules only run of the inning. 

De Bruin struck got the first two Cats to go down swinging. The third batter grounded out to Ruvalcaba at shortstop and the Lady Mules led 1-0 after one inning. 

The Lady Mules batted around in the top of the third inning and scored four runs. Sasha Esparza walked and De Bruin was hit by a pitch as was L. Loya to load the bases. Chavez drew a walk to force in Esparza. 

Victoria Villalobos ground ball scooted just inside third base for a single and scored De Bruin and L. Loya. Brittany Mendoza singled to right center field to score Chavez. The Lady Mules led 5-0 after two and a half innings. 

The leadoff Cat in the bottom of the third inning grounded out to Mendoza at second base. A single to left field put a Cat on first base. The next batter was called out on strikes and De Bruin walked the fourth batter. A pop fly to shortstop was tracked down and squeezed by Ruvalcaba for the third out.
Ruvalcaba led off the fourth inning and smacked the first pitch to left field for a single. Esparza flew out to centerfield. De Bruin sent a hard hit ground ball to the shortstop. The ball ate the shortstops lunch and the error allowed De Bruin to reach first. 

The error allowed Ruvalcaba to score. L. Loya made it to first base on an error by the first baseman to put Lady Mules at the corners. Chavez sent a slow roller to second base and sacrificed home De Bruin to put the Lady Mules ahead 7-0 after three and a half innings. 

The first Cat of the bottom of the fourth inning lined out to Mendoza at second base. A base hit and a double scored the first Littlefield run. A sacrifice to second base moved the runner to third base. A base hit to left field scored the second and final run for the Cats. The final batter was called out on strikes to end the inning with the Lady Mules leading 7-2.

The Lady Mules batted around in the top of the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.
Mendoza reached on an error by the first baseman. A. Loya was hit by a pitch and an error by the shortstop allowed Ruvalcaba to reach first base and a throwing error by the first baseman sent Mendoza home. Esparza sacrificed home A. Loya. De Bruin doubled to the fence in centerfield to send Ruvalcaba home. 

L. Loya had the hit of the day when she tripled off the fence in right centerfield to score De Bruin. A double by Chavez to left center scored L. Loya for the final run of the day that put the Lady Mules in front 13-2.

A Cat leadoff base hit was soon erased when A. Loya cut her down attempting to steal second base. The throw to Ruvalcaba covering second was waiting for the runner to arrive. De Bruin struck out the next Cat swinging and the final batter of the day grounded out to Ruvalcaba at shortstop.
The Lady Mules held Shallowater scoreless in the first inning. Ruvalcaba squeezed a pop fly just in front of second base for the first out and scooped up a ground ball at shortstop for the second out. A fly ball to right field was chased down in foul territory by Brooklyn Beall for the third out.
Shallowater score three runs in the second, third and fourth innings and added two more in the fifth inning. 

Esparza had the Lady Mules only hit. It was a dying quail that dropped just out of reach of the short stop. She was the only base runner for the Lady Mules. 

The Lady Mules traveled to Dimmitt Monday to start their second round of district. The Lady Mules return home Saturday to host the Littlefield Lady Cats. First pitch is scheduled for 9:00 AM to allow the Littlefield girls to prepare for their Junior-Senior Prom that evening. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

District Tennis Results (4-7&9-2015)

District Tennis Results (4-7&9-2015)

The Muleshoe High School tennis team competed in the District 2-3A Tennis Meet held in Plainview April 7 and April 9. Other schools competing in the meet were Dimmitt, Friona, Littlefield, Tulia and Shallowater.

Jesse Leal was the lone individual medal winner for Muleshoe with the bronze medal in boy’s singles. He defeated Tulia 6-2, 6-2 before losing to Friona 3-6, 4-6. It took Leal three sets to defeat Shallowater. He won the first set 6-2, lost the second 4-6 but won the third set 6-2. Leal lost the play back to Tulia for second place.

Gloria Gonzalez and Imelda Salcido won the bronze medal in girl’s doubles. They defeated Tulia 6-0, 6-0 and defeated Shallowater in three sets 7-5, 3-6 and 6-1. They fell to a second Tulia team 3-6, 3-6 and lost the play back on April 9 to Shallowater for second place.

The mixed doubles team of Denisse Ramirez and Aaryn Ross also won the bronze medals. The defeated Tulia 7-5, 6-4 and 6-3 before being defeated by Shallowater 2-6, 2-6. They defeated a second Shallowater team 6-4, 7-6 for the bronze medals.

“Our kids played hard and competed well,” said Muleshoe tennis coach Jody Wood. “It was a great season and we are looking forward to next year. None of our players advanced to regional this year. The Region I Tennis Meet for Conference 3-A will be held in Abilene April 20 and April 21.

Israel Ramirez lost to Shallowater 5-7, 5-7 in boy’s singles. Felipe Guerrero and Edyy Elizalde lost to Shallowater in boy’s doubles 1-6, 4-6. Braden Bessire and Danny Campos defeated Shallowater 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4.

Rachelle Whitworth defeated Littlefield in girl’s singles 6-0, 6-2 then lost to Tulia 3-6, 1-6. Kayla Preston and Hallie Myatt defeated Dimmitt in girl’s doubles 6-1, 6-1 before losing to Tulia 2-6, 2-6. Cassidy Cage and Jacob Kettner lost their mixed doubles match to Tulia 0-6, 0-6.

The junior varsity teams also competed at Plainview.

The mixed doubles team of Dezzy Gutierrez and Antonio Vasquez helped set the pace for the JV group by winning the gold medals. They defeated Tulia, 8-3, Shallowater, 8-3 and Tulia, 8-2, for the gold medals.

Jason Flores and Donovan Gutierrez teamed up to win the gold medal in boy’s doubles. They defeated Tulia 8-2, Shallowater 8-4, and Tulia 8-4. Marissa Reyes and Jasmine Garza won the silver medals in girl’s doubles. They defeated Shallowater 8-3, Muleshoe 8-6 before losing to Shallowater 3-8.

Dominik Hasley won silver in the boy’s doubles by defeating Muleshoe 9-7, Shallowater 8-5 before losing to Tulia 3-8. Lily Barrera and Conley Niblett took the bronze medals in girl’s doubles by defeating Tulia 8-6, Friona 8-2 before losing to Shallowater 0-8. They defeated a Muleshoe team 8-6 for the medals.

Yavet Elizalde earned the bronze medal in the boy’s singles by defeating Shallowater 9-7 but lost to Tulia 1-8. He bounced back to defeat Shallowater 8-4. Dustin Smith defeated Tulia 8-3 in boy’s singles before losing to Muleshoe 7-9. Aron Chacon defeated Shallowater 8-5 in boy’s singles but lost to Tulia 1-8.

JJ Gandara and Tre Villa defeated Dimmitt 8-2 in boy’s doubles but lost to Tulia 4-8 and Shallowater 3-8. Sophia Sianez was defeated by Shallowater 6-8 in girl’s singles. Anghy Avilez defeated Tulia 8-3 but lost to Shallowater 5-8.

Jackie Rayas and Rossy Diaz defeated Friona 8-0, Tulia 8-5 before losing to Muleshoe team 6-8 and 6-8 in girl’s doubles. Roxanne Mata and Noemi Hererra defeated Littlefield 8-3 in girl’s doubles before losing to Shallowater 0-8. Alee Sanchez and Izaiah Perez defeated Tulia 8-1 before losing to another Tulia team 5-8 and Shallowater 3-8 in mixed doubles.  

2015 District Golf Results (4-9-2015)

2015 District Golf Results (4-9-2015)

Conner Harrison is the boy’s 2015 District Golf 2-3A Gold Medalist and qualified for the Region I Tournament. He matched his first round score with an 80 in the second round for a total of 160 strokes. Harrison won the gold medal by five shots. This is back-to-back district championships for him and he is classified as a junior.

The Mules did not have enough players to compete as a team but Dustin Stearmer shot a second round total of 121. Jesse Leal finished the second day by shooting a 122.

The Lady Mules won the team silver medal with a two day total of 898 strokes to qualify for the Regional Tournament. Sadie Sudduth led the Lady Mules and won silver as a medalist with a total of 204 strokes. She had a 101 strokes in the first round and shot a second round 103.

Sydnie Sudduth was just out of the medals and placed fourth with total of 221 strokes. She shot a 112 the first day and improved with a 109 strokes on her home course.

Miranda De Bruin finished seventh with 232 strokes. She shot a first round total of 122 but improved at home with a round of 110 strokes. Gabby Chavez shot a first round 126 and improved with a second round of 115 strokes for a total of 241.

“The kids did a great job and we are excited to go and compete at the Region I Tournament,” said Muleshoe High School golf coach Carey Sudduth.

The Region I Tournament will be held on the Shady Oaks Country Club in Baird. Harrison will played April 13 and April 14. The Lady Mules will take the course April 15 and April 16.

Lady Mules Softball vs Dimmitt (4-3-2015)

Lady Mules Softball vs Dimmitt (4-3-2015)

The Lady Mules wasted no time taking the first district game of the season from the visiting Dimmitt Bobbies Friday afternoon. The Lady Mules scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning to leap in front of the Bobbies 8-0.
The Bobbies did not score until the fourth inning when they pushed across four runs. The Lady Mules were up 10-0 to start the fourth inning and had taken some chances on the base paths they would not have taken had the score been different.
Miranda De Bruin gave up four singles to start the fourth inning and the Lady Mules added an error to allow the Bobbies four runs. Adrianna Loya threw out a runner attempting to steal second base and Brittany Mendoza applied the tag for the first out.
De Bruin struck out the next two batters to end the inning with the Lady Mules leading 10-4 going into the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Lady Mules did not score in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The leadoff Bobbie grounded out to Leti Loya at third base. She fielded the ground ball and threw to Gabby Chavez at first base for the first out of the inning. The second batter hit a ground ball to Mireya Ruvalcaba at short stop. She scooped up the ball and tossed to Chavez for the out.
A bouncing ball was fielded by Mendoza at second and she flipped the ball to Chavez for the third out.
An error at first allowed Sasha Esparza to reach first base. De Bruin drew a four-pitch walk. L. Loya lined a triple to the fence in right field to score both Esparza and De Bruin. Crystal Flores walked.
Regan Reynolds bunted to score L. Loya and was thrown out at first base for a sacrifice. Mendoza came to the plate and took two balls and the catcher made a throwing error attempting to throw out Flores stealing second base.
When the ball went into center field Flores rounded second and went to third. The ball got by the centerfielder and Flores coasted home to give the Lady Mules a 10 run lead and end the game.
The Lady Mules took their 1-0 district record on the road to Littlefield Tuesday to face the Lady Cats. The Lady Mules will host the Shallowater Fillies Saturday at noon.   

Mule Baseball vs Dimmitt & Friona (3-31&4-4-2015)

Mule Baseball vs Dimmitt & Friona (3-31&4-4-2015)

The Mules evened their district record at 1-1 Tuesday when the Mules traveled to Dimmitt and defeated the Bobcats 11-6. The Mules notched a second district win Saturday afternoon by stringing together 14 hits and scoring 11 runs to slip past the Friona Chieftains 11-6.
Danny Campos came on in relief at Dimmitt in the bottom of the second inning. Dimmitt scored five runs to tie the Mules at 5-5. The Mule bats came alive in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to extend the Mule lead to 11-6.
The Mules batted around in the top of the second inning with Wes Clarkson beating out an infield hit to lead off the inning. Campos took the count full and fouled off a pitch before drawing a walk. Jason Florez singled to right field to score Clarkson.
Campos came home on a wild pitch and Florez went to third on the play. Grey Johnson lined a ground ball through the hole between third and shortstop to score Florez. Felipe Guerrero sacrificed Johnson home with a ground ball to the shortstop.
The Mules had rallied for five runs to lead Dimmitt 5-1 going into the bottom of the second inning.
Guerrero struck out the first batter he faced in the second inning and gave up a single to left field. The third batter went down swinging. The number nine batter drew a four pitch walk. A double scored two runs and a single added a fourth run.
Campos came on in relief and walked the first batter he faced and an error loaded the bases. Campos threw a fly ball that was tracked down in left field by Cameron Hardwick for the final out. The score was tied at 5-5.
The Mules went in order in the third inning.
Campos gave up a base hit to start the bottom of the third inning but struck out the next three batters on 11 pitches.
The Mules did not score in the top half of the fourth inning.
Campos struck out the leadoff batter but gave up a base hit up the middle to the next batter. Campos walked a batter and hit the next to load the bases with one out. Campos delivered the pitch to Braden Bessire behind the plate.
Bessire fired a strike to Guerrero at third and he tagged out the runner attempting to make it back to third. Campos ended the inning with a strike out.
Pancho Elizalde reached on an error by the second baseman to give the Mules a base runner with one out. Clarkson bunted down the third baseline for a single and moved Elizalde to second base. Elizalde and Clarkson advanced a base on a wild pitch.
Campos’s slow roller to shortstop scored Elizalde on the sacrifice. Campos stole second base and scored on a single by Florez to put the Mules ahead 7-5 after four and a half innings.
Dimmitt walked to lead off the bottom of the bottom of the fifth inning but hit into a double play. Florez sacked up a hard-hit ground ball a short and flipped the ball to Bessire for the force at second. Bessire turned and finished the double play with a perfect throw to Clarkson at first.
The Mules added three runs in the sixth inning with Nathan Rejino leading off with a base hit to left field. Elizalde ripped a ground ball single between the third baseman and third base. Rejino scored on a wild pitch and Elizalde went to second.
Clarkson reached on an error by the third baseman and Elizalde went to third. Clarkson advanced to third with not throw from Dimmitt. Campos sent a fly ball to right field that was caught but Elizalde tagged up and scored.
Clarkson stole third base on the first pitch to Triston Boehning. Boehning blasted a line drive to left-center field to score Clarkson and give the Mules a 10-5 advantage.
Dimmitt score their final run on a fielder’s choice and a double in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the Mule lead to 10-6 with one inning left to play.
The Mules got the run back in the top of the seventh inning. Rejino doubled to center field with two outs. A wild pitch allowed Rejino to advance to third and he scored on an error by the third baseman.
Guerrero tracked down a pop fly in foul territory for the first out of the bottom of the seventh inning. A base hit to center field was followed by a fly ball to left field that was chased down by Hardwick for the second out. Campos got the final out on three straight strikes.
Guerrero recorded four strike outs in the first one and two-thirds innings. Campos finished the game with nine more strike outs. The Mules pushed 11 across on 12 hits and Dimmitt committed four errors.
The Mules allowed six runs on 10 hits, stranded eight Bobcats on the bases and committed two errors.
The Mules never trailed against Friona and rolled up six runs in the first two innings. Friona exploded for five runs in the top of third inning to cut the Mule lead to a single run. But it was just temporary as the Mules got back three runs in the bottom of the third to extend their lead to 9-5
Friona’s final run came in the fourth inning and the Mules added insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.
Dustin Smith started on the hill and went three and two-thirds innings. He was the winning pitcher despite giving up all six Friona runs. He struck out six Chieftains.
Elizalde raced toward the right field line to snag a fly ball for the first Friona out. The second batter popped out to Bessire at second base and Smith struck out the third batter.
Bessire ripped the second pitch he saw down the third baseline for a single and he went to second on a passed ball. Johnson drove a fly ball over the centerfielder for a single that scored Bessire. Johnson was picked off second for the Mules’ first out.
Rejino doubled off the fence in left field. Smith reached on an error when the third baseman over threw first. Rejino scored on thee throw and Smith went to second. The Mules led 2-0 after one inning.
Rejino fielded a ground ball and made the throw to Clarkson at first base. Smith struck out the next two batters to end the Friona half of the second inning.
Clarkson walked to lead off the bottom of the second inning. Guerrero singled and Clarkson moved to second base. A double steal by the Mules put Clarkson on third and Guerrero on second.
Bessire singled up the middle to score Clarkson and Guerrero. Bessire stole second base and moved to third on a passed ball. Johnson swung at strike three and the catcher missed the ball. Johnson beat the throw to first. Johnson then stole second base.
Smith helped his own cause with a single that scored both Bessire and Johnson. The Mules led 6-0 after two innings.
Friona utilized a double, back-to-back singles, a hit batsman, a fielder’s choice, a base on balls and a triple to score five runs in the third inning to cut the Mule lead to 6-5.
The Mules did not seem to blink and Clarkson laid down a perfect bunt for an infield hit to start the bottom of the third inning. Guerrero walked. Clarkson and Guerrero pulled off the double steal to put runners at second and third.
The first baseman did not get his glove on the ground and Florez ground ball slide underneath to score Clarkson. Bessire walked to load the bases and Johnson walked to force Guerrero home. Smith walked to score Florez and the Mule had extended their lead to 9-5.
Friona’s final run came in the fourth inning. A leadoff triple went home on a single. The Mules did not quit on the single. Guerrero made the throw home but no play could be made. Rejino saw the runner going to second and fire a strike from home plate to Bessire for the tag at second base.
Clarkson came on in relief with two on and two out. He got the batter to pop up and Smith made a sliding catch in foul territory for the final out.
Bessire had a leadoff single to start the Mule’s half of the fifth inning. Johnson laid a bunt down the first baseline and Bessire was off and running on the pitch. The pitcher chased down the bunt and flipped it to first. Bessire rounded second by the time the pitcher had reached the ball and continued on to third base.
Smith singled to score Bessire and extend the Mule lead to 10-6.
Elizalde led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a single to centerfield. An error on the third baseman allowed Clarkson to reach first and Elizalde scooted to second. Florez singled to right field to score Elizalde and end all scoring.
Friona scored six runs on five hits, left five on base and the Mules committed two errors. The Mules scored 11 runs on 14 hits, stranded nine on base and Friona committed three errors.
The Mules traveled to Shallowater Monday evening and go to Odessa Permian to face the Alpine Bucks Saturday.