Lady Mustangs slide in for victory

Mark Goodson/The Highlander

Elicia Gonzales celebrates with coach Tim Richter after sliding in for a key run in the sixth inning Tuesday against Boerne Champion.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls had a big turnaround inning Tuesday night scoring five runs on five hits in the sixth inning to come away with a 11-7 victory over Boerne Champion.

The Lady Stangs trailed 7-4 going into the inning when Elicia Gonzales had a two-run single to set up a remarkable play.

With Gonzales on third and Taylor Dixon on  second with one out, Gonzales got caught in a rundown between third and home. Gonzales raced back and forth when she decided to go for home plate. She made an incredible slide between the Boerne Champion catchers legs to score the tying run.

"It was the only place to go,'' Gonzales said. "She had the plate blocked but her legs were out the this and I went between them.''

Dixon and Logan Hulon added two more runs for a 9-7 lead.

The Lady Mustangs, who are 5-5 in District 26-5A play and battling to stay alive for the playoffs, scored two more runs to secure the win in the seventh.

Gonzales finished with four hits, a double, three RBI and three runs scored.

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