Mustangs baseball

Friendswood’s Ryan Dupuis knocks an RBI single to score Ryan Bertelsman during the top of the first inning on Tuesday against Dawson in Pearland.

KEVIN M. COX/The Daily News

PEARLAND – The Friendswood Mustangs baseball team pounded the Pearland Dawson Eagle pitching in a key 24-4A district baseball game Tuesday night.

The Mustangs (8-4) had 12 hits en route to a 16-5 win against rival Dawson (7-5).

The Mustangs got things started in the first inning when the first four batters — Lael Lockhart, Ryan Shetter, Walker Williams and Andrew Barba — reached base and scored.

Barba’s bat stayed hot as he smoked a two-RBI double in the second to score Shetter, who doubled, and Williams, who walked.

Ryan Bertelsman extended the Mustangs’ lead with an RBI double, scoring Barba, then Ryan Dupuis blooped a single to bring home Carson Kaufman and Bertelsman.

The Mustangs scored 10 runs in the first two innings.

Friendswood starting pitcher Lael Lockhart was dominant through the first 41/3 innings before giving up an infield single to end the no-hit bit. Lockhart got the win, allowing two runs and striking out seven.

Bertelsman was 4-for-5, scored three runs and had five RBIs. Dupuis was 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Barba scored four runs and batted in two, and Williams was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Friendswood travels to Baytown Lee Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.


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