MINERAL WELLS — There is no telling how deep into the playoffs the Big Spring Steers baseball squad could go this season, but if they maintain their current pace, it may be a few more weeks before the fans run out of games to attend.
BSHS Coach Bert Otto said prior to the bi-district series opener that he believed his team could compete with Iowa Park in the playoffs.
He was right.
The Steers took the first game by a score of 5-1 and will head into Game Two with the all-important momentum any coach would like when squaring off against the region's best.
Sophomore Adam Franco allowed only one run in the complete-game win.
As a team, the Steers played a fundamentally sound game, capitalizing on Iowa Park's errors and keeping the pressure on with clutch at-bats.
“We're confident,” Otto said. “It played out the way we pictured it. We were evenly matched, but we made a lot of plays and got a lot timely hits.”
The second game of the series will be played at Lubbock Cooper on Saturday at noon. If the Steers win, they will advance to the area playoff. Should they lose, a third game will follow 30 minutes after the second game concludes.