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                The Sudan Nettes’ varsity softball team got back into the win column on Tuesday with a, 26-13, home victory over the Hale Center Lady Owls.

                With the win, the Nettes improve to 2-1 in district play.

                Sudan jumped out to a, 2-1, lead in the first inning and kept Hale Center off the board in the top of the second inning, before exploding for eight runs in the bottom half of the side to extend their lead to, 10-1.

                Hale Center bounced back with a six-run top of the third to cut the lead to, 10-7, but Sudan’s offense stayed hot in the bottom of the third inning, as they pushed nine runs across to stretch their lead to, 19-7, heading into the fourth inning.

                Sudan outscored the Lady Owls, 7-2, in the fourth inning and the Nettes only allowed four runs in the top of the fifth, as the run rule went into effect, with Sudan downing the Lady Owls in 4.5 innings, 26-13.

                Shultz led the team with four hits and six RBI’s, while Liz Sital and Blessy Montes each tallied four RBI’s and Landree Gonzales added three hits on the day. Kinley Coker and Victoria Leal each drew three walks in the contest as well.

                Montes pitched a complete game for the Nettes, earning nine strikeouts.

                The Nettes will be at Hale Center on Saturday for their second district meeting with the Lady Owls.

                First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Derek Lopez

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent


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