Steers stay alive, force play-in game

Bryson Burt slides into home during Tuesday's game with Lamesa. (Photo by Tony Claxton at
Drew Williams
Sports Editor

The Big Spring Steers (10-17, 4-6) survived to play another game after beating Lamesa 8-2 in a must-win game for their playoff hopes.
After scoring two or fewer runs in three of their last four games, that bats finally came alive to compliment a solid outing from senior starting pitcher Matthew Wood. He didn’t give up an earned run in his seven innings, allowing only five hits and striking out six.
“Matt Wood has been throwing well the last three outings that he’s had, and we knew that if we could just get the bats going, if he threw like he has been, we were going to have a good night,” Big Spring head coach Bobby Smith said. “When we put everything together, we can be good. It’s just been so frustrating that we have a great pitching outing and we don’t get the bats. Or we hit the ball but we make errors. We finally put another good game together and finished it from the start.”

To read more about Big Spring's big win, pick up Wednesday's edition of the Herald.