Iowa Park got off to a quick start with back-to-back singles to start the game, but Pitcher Allie Stephens limited the damage and the Lady Hawks got out of the first with three hits and only one run to show for it.
Iowa Park scored again in the third, but the Lady Rams answered when none other than Stephens smacked an RBI single in the fourth to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Hawks.
After a two-run home run in the top of the fifth, it seemed the Lady Rams were in trouble. But Mineral Wells began to rally in the bottom of that frame, taking advantage of key mistakes and ultimately scoring two runs to make the score 4-3.
In the following inning, a single and consecutive errors tied the score at four. With one out, Allen was inched away from a home run when Iowa Park's center fielder barely grasped the ball at the fence. The long fly however allowed Addison Singleton to tag up and score, giving Mineral Wells the 5-4 lead going into the seventh.
Stephens sealed the deal with a strikeout and the Lady Rams' second win of the day was in the books.
For Stephens, it would be the first of two wins on the day. Against Iowa Park, she allowed eight hits, but was consistently able to get herself out of tough jams. She also threw eight strikeouts, seven of which came in the first four innings.
For the grand final of the first day of the tournament, the Lady Rams did not disappoint, winning a back-and-forth battle with future district foes Abilene Wylie, 8-7 in extra innings.
This time, it was the Lady Rams who, once again, jumped out to a sizable lead. After a scoreless first inning, Mineral Wells went on a tear in the second beginning when Singleton drove Ashley Valdez home on an RBI triple. The Lady Rams would bat around their order in that half inning, posting a 6-0 lead by the time it was through.