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Tienda and Klose combine for 11 RBI as Levelland Rolls by Tulia

Blake Klose and Noah Tienda combined for 11 RBI on Tuesday night as the Levelland Lobos moved to 13-and-seven on the year with a 24-to-three win over the Tulia Hornets.

The Hornets would get a run on the board in the top of the first on a walk and a hit but that one run didn’t help much as the Lobos batted 14 in the first frame and hung eight on the board in the first to take an eight-to-one lead after one inning.

Tulia scored again in the second but one run was answered with seven more for Levelland and so this is the way the night went.

Tulia would get their third run in the third while Levelland poured on two more in the third and six in the fourth for the five inning 23-to-three win.

Levelland would score 23 runs on 15 hits with three errors and left 11 while Tulia got three runs on two hits with six errors and left six.

Blake Klose had a night going two-for-three with two doubles while driving in six while Noah Tienda went three-for-five with a single, double and a triple while driving in five.

Tyler Pemberton started the contest and took a win while Levelland went “Johnny All-Staff,” for the Tuesday non-district game. Pemberton would work two innings allowing two runs with one earned on a hit, two walks and one strikeout. Blake Klose tossed an inning allowing a run on three walks, a hit batter and two strikeouts. Carson Boggs threw a shutout from not allowing a base runner and striking out two and Joel Pena closed the contest throwing a shutout inning on a hit and a strikeout.

The Lobos move to 13-and-seven on the season as they have one game in the non-district column remaining.

The Lobos host San Angelo Lakeview on Tuesday for the district opener. First Pitch is set for 7:00pm.

Catch the Lobos Tuesday on KLVT AM1230, and on Levelland Sports Nation on Facebook with Lobo Pregame Show starting at 6:30pm.

Loboettes Third Inning Rally Rolls Up Sweetwater in District Opener

The Levelland Loboettes moved to 16-and-two on Tuesday night and more importantly to one-and-oh in district play as Levelland used a 10 run third to roll up the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs 14-to-three in just five innings of work.

Sweetwater got going early getting two runs in the second on a single from Maebry Weaver and a triple from Marissa Garcia. Attach a RBI ground out from Lauren Biera and Sweetwater led two-to-nothing after two innings.

They would add a third in the third on a singles from Rebecca Castillo and Jenika Fuentes attached to walks to Shelby Dent and Maebry Weaver building their lead to three-to-nothing to the bottom of the third.

And that as they say was that.

Levelland would send 13 to the plate in the third and with six hits plus a three run homerun and a grand slam from Natalie Coronado, Levelland would score 10 in the third and that was plenty.

Leading 10-to-three after three, the Loboettes added a single run in the fourth and three more in the fifth on a Gonzalez double and Levelland cruised in for the 14-to-three win in five innings.

Levelland would get 14 runs on 13 hits with two errors and left just one runner in five frames while Sweetwater got three runs on six hits with two errors and left six.

Natalie Coronado took the start but left the contest after two and one-third. She would allow three runs with one earned on four hits and three walks. Aubriana Rivas closed the contest working two and two-thirds innings of shutout softball. She allowed two hits and struck out two.

The Levelland Loboettes are one-and-oh in district play as they head for Lubbock Estacado on Friday to take on the one-and-oh Lady Matadors. First pitch is slated for 5:00pm Friday afternoon with Loboette Pregame starting at 4:30pm on KLVT AM1230, and on Levelland Sports Nation on Facebook.

Levelland 14, Sweetwater 3
Snyder 2, Big Spring 1
Lubbock Estacado 6, San Angelo Lakeview 3

(1t) Levelland (1-0)
(1t) Lubbock Estacado (1-0)
(1t) Snyder (1-0)
(6t) Big Spring (0-1)
(6t) San Angelo Lakeview (0-1)
(6t) Sweetwater (0-1)

Levelland @ Lubbock Estacado
Snyder @ Sweetwater
Big Spring @ San Angelo Lakeview

San Angelo Lakeview @ Levelland
Sweetwater @ Big Spring
Lubbock Estacado @ Snyder

Rodriguez and Torres Go 5 For 5 In 22 To 2 Win Over Post

Sundown Roughnecks would complete the sweep against Post with a 22-to-two win, as Jaxon Rodriguez and Koy Torres would go five-for-five with seven RBI’s combined.

Roughnecks would strike first in the first inning scoring in eleven runs on nine hits. They would score one more run on two errors in the second.

Post would score their only runs in the bottom of the second inning. Those two runs would come from an error that would allow Kasen Wink to reach second base, he would then score on a double to center field from Caden Hawkins. Hawkins would later score on a fielders choice.

Sundown would eight more in the third on six hits, and two runs on two hits in the fourth.

Roughnecks would score 22 runs on 19 hits, while committing three errors and leaving four on base. Post would score two runs on two hits, while committing 12 errors and leaving three on base.

The win would go to Jaxon Rodriguez, he would go three innings deep while allowing two runs one of them earned on one hits. Rodriguez would walk two batters but strikeout four. Koy Torres would finish the last two innings of the game allowing no runs on one hit. Torres would not walk a batter and strikeout three.

The loss would go to Corey Blacklock, he would go for three innings while allowing 20 runs 11 earned on 15 hits. Blacklock would walk three and strikeout four. Elijah Soto would wrap up the last two allowing two runs unearned on four hits. Soto would not walk a batter and strikeout one.

Sundown Roughnecks will be back in action on Saturday March 25th, first pitch at noon as they take the trip to Seagraves to take on the Eagles.

Sundown Roughettes Sweep The Lady Owls

The Sundown Roughettes would open district play on a sweep of the Hale Center Owls on Friday and Saturday. The Roughettes would win Friday 12-to-zero, and on Saturday 12-to-two.

Friday, Roughettes would score 12 runs on eight hits and commit no errors, Hale Center would have three hits in the game and commit four errors.

Sundown’s Daniella Reyna would get the win and would throw all five innings, allowing three hits and one walk, and strikeout seven.

Hale Center would have Makayla Salazar for the loss as she would throw all four innings, allowing 12 runs six earned on eight hits. Salazar would walk five and strikeout four.

Saturday, Roughettes would score 12 runs on 10 hits and committ two errors, Hale Center would score two runs on two hits and committ seven errors.

Sundown would get Daniella Reyna’s second district win on her card, as she would throw three and two thirds allowing two runs, one earned on two hits. Reyna would walk two and strikeout three. Emry Jourden would throw one and a third of an inning allowing no runs on no hits. Jourden would not walk a batter and strikeout two.

Hale Center would have Makayla Salazar for the loss and throw all five innings. She would allowing 12 runs, five earned on 10 hits. Salazar would walk three and strikeout three.

Sundown Roughettes will be back in action on Tuesday, March 21st hosting the Floydada Lady Winds, Varsity at 5:00pm.

Catch Roughette Softball on Tuesday LIVE on and Sundown Sports Nation on Facebook with Todd Wiiest.

Roughnecks Win Two Over Spring Break including District Opener

The Sundown Roughnecks ran their record to 14-and-oh over the weekend winning a pair of spring break contests including their district opener on Saturday over Post.

Sundown started their return to the field with the Borden County Coyotes and ran a five run second inning all the way to a 11-to-two win in seven frames.

Sundown tabbed 11 runs on 11 hits with three errors and left eight while Borden County collected two runs on just four hits, committed three errors and left six.

Hunter Tindol took the win working four and a third. He would allow two runs with one earned on three hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Isaac Lopez pitched an inning and two-thirds of shutout baseball while not surrendering a hit or walk and striking out two. Jeffery Rodrigues closed the game giving up a hit, a walk and striking out two in a scoreless frame.

Koda Bingham took the loss working three frames allowing seven runs with four earned. Those came on five hits with four walks, a hit batter and one strikeout. Kasen Oaks worked the back three allowing four runs on six hits, one walk, two hit batters and one strikeouts.

The win moved the Roughnecks to 13-and-oh on the season as Post rolled into town for the district opened on Saturday.

Post rolled in and so did the Sundown offense as the Roughnecks took a 23-to-one win in just five innings.

Sundown scored 23 runs on just ten hits with no errors and left four. Post got one run on two hits with seven errors and left one.

Jeffery Rodrigues was on point from the mound tossing all five and taking a no hitter into the fifth. He would surrender one run on two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

The loss was charged to Jake McClellan as he tossed three innings allowing 12 runs but just six earned. Those came on seven hits, six walks, and five strikeouts. Caden Hawkins closed working one inning while allowing 11 runs with just five earned. Those came on three hits, four walks and one strikeout.

Sundown moves to 14-and-oh on the year and one-and-oh in district as they head to Post on Monday with the first pitch set for 5:00pm.

Catch the Roughnecks Monday on KLVT AM1230, and on Sundown Sports Nation on Facebook with Todd Wiiest.

Sensational Sophomores are All Region Players for the 2023 Loboettes

The Levelland Loboettes had a sensational season at 32-and-four in 2022 and 2023 and with an undefeated district season plus a three round play run, the Loboettes landed two sensational sophomores on the 2023 TABC All Region Team.

Leilani Sanchez spent the season primarily at the point guard spot where the guard rolled down 9.5 points per game, collected four rebounds a night and coupled a solid offense with a very solid defense. Sanchez carded 3.5 steals per game along with 4.2 deflections. She landed honors as an All Tournament nominee at the Springtown Tournament, a Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week award, and was named District MVP.

Emery Smith led the Loboettes in scoring at 11.6 points per game. She also grabbed 4.3 rebounds per game along with three steals and 2.5 deflections. Smith was All Tournament at Denver City, a Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week winner, and District Offensive MVP.

Leilani is the daughter of Lauren and Chris Vaughn and LJ Sanchez. Emery is the daughter of Courtney and Cody Smith.

Congratulations to these two sensational sophomores and the 2023 Levelland Loboettes.

Klose Goes Four-for-Four, Lobos Win on the Road at Denver City

Senior right fielder Blake Klose went four-for-four with three RBI on Tuesday as the Levelland Lobos took a eight-to-six win at Denver City on Tuesday. The win moves the Lobos to 12-and-seven overall with two games left before district baseball opens.

Levelland got on the board in the top of the first as Rusty Johnson reached on a two out error and Blake Klose would cash it in on an RBI double to left-center. Klose would score on a second Mustang error and Levelland led two-to-nothing after a half inning.

Denver City would bounce right back as Gavin Garcia opened the home half with a double and Erik Estrada promptly drove him in on a base hit. Miles Riley would reach on a error and Jonathan Rodrigues rang the bell with a two RBI single and Denver City took a three-to-two lead after one inning.

Levelland would tie it at three in the second on Rance Massey single and score on a Joel Pena double and it would be the last time the Lobo lead was threatened.

Blake Klose would single with one out in the third and scored on a Alex Cervantez hit putting Levelland in front four-to-two before Denver City scored on three single in the bottom of the third cutting the Lobo lead to five-to-four through three innings.

Levelland grew the lead in the fourth when Joel Pena singled and scored on a Rusty Johnson double. Another run would score as Blake Klose collected his third hit and second RBI of the day. Levelland grew the lead to seven-to-four after four.

Denver City would get one back in the fifth on a Daniel Ceniceros single and a Lobo error leaving the score Levelland 7, Denver City 5 after five innings.

That would be as close as it would get as Levelland got another run int he sixth on third Pena single and another RBI single from Blake Klose. They would add another run in the seventh on a couple of Denver City errors.

Denver City would get their final run in the seventh on a Erik Estrada double attached to another Lobo error but it was too little too late as Levelland went on for the eight-to-six win and moved their record to 12-and-seven overall.

Wyatt Baccus took the start but didn’t figure into the decision. He would go three innings allowing four runs with three earned on six hits, two walks, a hit batter and four strikeouts. Jerry Haile carded the win in four innings pitched. He allowed two runs with none earned on two hits, and three strikeouts.

Miles Riley took the loss working six innings and allowing seven runs with six earned. Those came on 12 hits, one walk, an intentional walk and eight strikeouts. Samrey Garcia closed in one inning work and gave up an unearned run in the seventh.

The Levelland Lobos are 12-and-seven on the year and are off the rest of the week for spring break.

They return to the field on Tuesday March 21st to host Tulia and stay home for Saturday March 25th to host Portales.

Levelland opens district play on Tuesday March 28th host San Angelo Lakeview.

Cervantez Two Run Triple Gets Levelland by Bushland

The Levelland Lobos got a two run triple from Alex Cervantez in the fifth on Monday and the two out knock got the Lobos by the Bushland Falcons seven-to-five. The win moves the Lobos to 11-and-seven on the season with three left before district.

Levelland would get on the board in the first when Joel Pena reached on an error and Marco Guillen would single behind him. Pena would score on a Rusty Johnson double and Guillen crossed on a RBI groundout from Blake Klose putting Levelland in front two-to-nothing after one inning.

Bushland would get a run back in the top of the second when Brecken Adams reached second on a Levelland error, went to third on a passed ball and crossed on a Bushland double steal cutting the Lobo lead in half by the bottom of the second.

Levelland got two more in the second when Rance Massey and Noah Tienda both reached on errors and with one scoring on a Joel Pena groundout and the second scoring on a wild pitch. Through two innings the Levelland Lobos led four-to-one.

Levelland got their fifth run in the third on a Blake Klose solo homerun to right. His second homerun of the year and second RBI on the day put the Lobos up five-to-one after three and they would need all of that plus a little.

Bushland filled the gap in the top of the fourth as Stratton Molloy would reach to start the inning hit by a pitch and promptly score on a triple from Jace Dawson. Dawson would cross on a sac fly from Cannon Melban and Bushland cut the lead to Levelland 5, Bushland three with one out in the fourth. Ty Purcell would walk and Colton Reynolds would single before Max Rodriguez drove in Purcell on a single and Reynolds would score on a Lobo error. Before the dust settled, Bushland got four across and tied the game at five-to-five into the bottom of the fourth.

That score held until the bottom of the fifth.

Marco Guillen would reach on his second single of the day and Rusty Johnson would climb on behind him reaching on a fourth Bushland error. Levelland would be second and first with nobody out and looked primed for a big inning. That was before the Falcons would record back-to-back strikeouts and the rally looked like it might die.

Alex Cervantez had another idea. On a one-two pitch Cervantez laced a bases clearing triple into the right-center alley and the two RBI hit put Levelland in front seven-to-five to the top of the sixth.

Bushland would get a base runner in both the sixth and seventh but crossed neither and Levelland hung on for the seven-to-five win moving the Lobos to 11-and-seven on the year.

Levelland got seven runs on ten hits with two errors and left six while Bushland got five runs on six hits, committed four errors and left seven on.

Brayden Moore started for Levelland but didn’t factor into the decision. He would toss three and a third allowing five runs with three earned on three hits, four walks, a hit batter and four strikeouts. Carson Boggs would take the win while tossing three and two-thirds of shutout baseball. He would surrender three hits, one walk and fanned four.

Bushland starter Josh Bass was the hard luck chuck loser giving up seven runs with just two earned across five frames. That came on seven hits, no walks and eight strikeouts. Cannon Melban tossed an inning of scoreless relief despite giving up three hits and striking out two.

The Levelland Lobos are 11-and-seven on the year with three to play before district opens.

Levelland heads for Denver City on Tuesday March 14th before hosting Tulia March 21st and Portales on March 25th. District play opens hosting San Angelo Lakeview on the 28th.

Catch Lobo Baseball on Tuesday from Denver City with Lobo Pregame Show starting at 11:30am on KLVT AM1230, and on Levelland Sports Nation on Facebook.


Lobos Sending Two to State Powerlifting

Lady Texans Fall to NMJC 56-37 Saturday in Region V Title Game

WOLFFORTH — The South Plains College women’s basketball team fell to New Mexico Junior College 56-37 Saturday afternoon in the Region V title game at the Tiger Pit.

The Lady Texans move to 20-10 on the season as they await their fate in hopes of securing one of eight at-large bids to the NJCAA Women’s Basketball National Tournament. The official NJCAA Selection Show will air live on the NJCAA Network beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 12.

Jennifer Silva led SPC on the offensive end with 12 points and seven boards over 20 minutes, while Daiysha Brown totaled 11 points and seven rebounds in 37 minutes. Matilda Soderlund netted five points and three assists as South Plains shot a 26.4 percent clip from the field.

New Mexico’s Danna Grenald netted a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on 10- of 21 shots over 37 minutes. Bianca Juzzo recorded nine points and six rebounds as the Lady Thunderbirds shot just over 42 percent in the contest.

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College,