Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 5, 2013

Wheeler pitches Rams to series lead

Mineral Wells Index

— DECATUR – Mineral Wells pitcher Aaron Wheeler allowed only one hit and stuck out six to lead the Rams to a 5-2 victory over the Iowa Park Hawks Friday night in game one of the best-of-three bi-district playoff series here at the Decatur High School baseball field.

The series will conclude Saturday (May 4) in Decatur. Game two of the series is set for 1 p.m., with game three, if necessary, to follow game two.

Trailing 2-0, the Rams evened the score when Paden Patino doubled to drive in a pair of runs.

The Rams took a 3-2 lead when Kristian Santibanez reached on a fielder’s choice that drove in a run.

The Rams extended their lead to 5-2 on a two-RBI triple from Braxton Allen.