A four-run fifth helped the Lady Mustangs escape the Lady Mavs’ upset bid in the teams’ one-game Class 5A area round playoff on May 1 in Santa Fe.
Manvel jumped on Friendswood starter Chloe Riassetto for four runs during the first two frames. Peyton Wilsey delivered a two-run single in the second inning.
After the Lady Mustangs cut the gap to 4-3 with three tallies in the fourth, Manvel loaded the bases on a Friendswood fielding miscue, Haley Ratcliff’s single and a walk to Wilsey during the frame’s bottom half, paving the way for Brianna Garcia’s single to right field to make it 6-3.
Friendswood promptly answered with the four spot in the top of the fifth, though. Key RBI’s for the Lady Mustangs came off the bats of Elizabeth Higgins (single), Bayleigh Lay (hit by pitch with bases loaded), Lauren Adams (sacrifice fly) and Reagan Jones (single).
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