Sports Weekly: Playoffs – Softball, Baseball

Dumas Demon Stadium 2022 - @McJoNews

Last Updated on May 9, 2022 – 7:48 PM CDT


PLAINVIEW, TX – The Andrews Lady Mustangs outlasted the Dumas Demonettes, 15-11, Saturday in Game 3 of a Class 4A area round matchup at the Lady Bulldogs Softball Complex in Plainview. With the win, Andrews finished off the best-of-three series, two games to one, and advanced to the regional quarterfinals.

Dumas (24-13) forced a winner-take-all third game with a 6-5 victory Saturday in Game 2 after suffering a controversial 3-2 setback in Friday’s series-opening contest.

Amery Casanova sparked the Demonettes with a three-run blast in the fourth inning to erase a one-run deficit en route to the win.

Briana Vargas tossed one-run ball over the first four frames to help Dumas force a rubber match.

Andrews (15-9-1) broke a 2-2 deadlock in the top of the seventh in Game 1 when Kenedi Holly stole home in a close play at the plate.

Melaney Granados went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring double, while Cami Velasquez added an RBI two-bagger.

Vargas was tagged with the loss despite allowing three runs and seven hits over six solid innings.


LUBBOCK, TX – The Snyder Tigers scored five late runs to knock off the Dumas Demons, 8-4, Saturday in Game 2 of a Class 4A bi-district matchup at Lubbock Christian High School. The Tigers, which rolled to a 11-1 in Game 1, won the best-of-three series in two games to advance to the area round.

Dumas (11-17) touched Snyder starter Brandt House for three runs in the opening frame. Cade Torrez crossed home plate on Jesus Rodriguez’ RBI groundout to give the Demons a quick lead, and Aiden Gutierrez followed with a two-run double to cap the early uprising.

Snyder (19-8) answered back in the bottom of the same inning with two scores to make it a one-run affair, and knotted the score at 3-all with a run in the third.

The Demons pulled ahead in the fourth on Jacob Saenz’ run-scoring groundout, but the Tigers plated three runs in the fifth and two scores in the sixth to eliminate Dumas from the playoffs.

Torrez, Gutierrez, Raul Bustamante, and Jace Torrez collected two hits apiece for a Dumas squad that tallied nine knocks as a unit.