Seguin starting pitcher Mason Mondin struck out seven Lockhart batters in seven scoreless, hitless innings Tuesday night. Photo by Michelle McCall.
Mondin’s no-hitter sparks Matadors in district opening win
(Lockhart) – Seguin senior right-hander Mason Mondin spun a no-hitter Tuesday night to help the Matadors blank Lockhart 5-0 in the District 26-5A baseball opener for both teams.
The game was originally scheduled for ‘Smokey’ Joe Williams Field in Seguin, but the field was still too wet to play on after Sunday’s rainfall, so the contest was moved to Lockhart.
Mondin struck out seven and worked around four walks in seven innings to keep the Lions scoreless in the complete-game win.
Seguin snapped a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the third. Hayden Haas, Cody Kachmar, and Juan Rodriguez strung together consecutive singles, Haas came home on Joseph De La Cruz’s RBI-fielder’s choice, and Kachmar crossed the plate on an error.
Brendon Burgess hit a two-out single in the top of the fourth, and Haas drove in Burgess with a double to make it a 3-0 game.
The Matadors capped the game’s scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. Chase Hartman, courtesy running after a Mondin single, came home from third when Kachmar was hit by a pitch with the bases load. De La Cruz walked with the bases juiced, allowing Burgess to trot home for a 5-0 lead.
Haas finished 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Burgess went 2-3 and scored twice. De La Cruz went 1-3 and drove in two. Rodriguez went 2-4. Marcos Villamil, Mondin, and Kachmar each recorded a hit, with Kachmar notching an RBI and a run scored.
Seguin finished with 11 hits on the night, 10 of which were singles.
The Matadors (3-8, 1-0) take pause from district play this Friday to play a neutral site game against Smithville at Del Diamond in Round Rock. The first pitch is slated for 7 p.m.
Seguin softball drops district road game to Drippings Springs
(Dripping Springs) – The first District 26-5A meeting between two teams who battled tooth and nail in the second round of the UIL playoffs last season wasn’t the tightly contested affair many anticipated.
Drippings Springs, who eliminated Seguin in a competitive best-of-three area playoff series that went the distance in 2016, handed the Matadors a 10-0 run-rule loss in six innings Tuesday night on the Tigers’ home field.
Seguin only managed three hits and three walks against Dripping Springs starter Kiele Miller. The Matadors stranded all six runners and struck out 12 times in six innings.
Whitney Wendel doubled, while Kylie Osborne and Marissa Bradley each recorded a single.
Vanessa Garza pitched the first four innings for Seguin, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits. Osborne relieved Garza in the fifth and gave up five runs (only one earned) on five hits in one-and-two-thirds frames.
The Matadors committed six errors, which led to five unearned runs for the Tigers.
Seguin is 1-1 in district play, 8-9 overall. The Mats continue the 26-5A schedule Friday with a 7 p.m. home game against Alamo Heights.