After winning an extra inning thriller Friday, the Mustangs took to the field for Saturday's doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico.

Game one of the day featured some savvy batting by the Greyhounds. Julia Vega (Tucson, AZ/University High School) started off by striking out the first batter, forcing a fly out following by a grounder for a quick first half for Eastern. Vega continued to strike out batters in the second, but gave up two hits and the first run of the day.

Costly errors in the top of the third led to two runs for Eastern.

Despite a double from Marina Garcia (Tucson, AZ/Desert View High School), followed by a walk for Carolyn Castillo (Silver City, NM/Silver City), the two would be left stranded in the inning. The team followed up with big defensive plays in the fourth to halt the Eastern's scoring.

After a walk from Miranda Simjian (Humboldt, Arizona/Prescott High School), Grisdey Paredes – Alvarez doubled to left field to put Simjian in scoring position. An error by the short stop put Tycee Coplan (Taylor, AZ/Snowflake) on base and bringing in the Mustangs first run.

Eastern put a string of a hits together in the top of the sixth to take a 7 – 2 lead. Western would answer with four hits of their own to score three runs and come within two and 7-5. In their last at bat, the Mustangs were unable to close the gap, giving game one to the Greyhounds.

As the clouds bypassed the field, game two took off.

With Jayln McClain (El Centro, CA) on the mound and two outs on the board, Eastern doubled to left field to score one and take the early lead.

Fast forward to the bottom of the fifth, a single from Alicia Habitzreuther (Sierra Vista, AZ/Buena) started a series of hits for Western scoring two.

Ahead by two going into the final inning, Eastern put together four hits to score three runs for a final score of 7-2 and the sweep on the day.

As a team Western tallied 18 hits on the day. Julia Vega (Tucson, AZ/University High School) struck out four in game one, while Jayln McClain (El Centro, CA) added two of her own in game two.

The Mustangs will get to sleep in their own beds for another week, as they play host to Angelo State next week in a doubleheader on Thursday and a single game on Friday.

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