Mountain View closed out their 2014 regular season with a 9-5 road win against Flowing Wells. The Mountain Lions have slim playoff hopes, but do not appear likely to move up enough to crack the top-24 and have a shot at the playoffs.
Things did get interesting on Tuesday and gave the Lions a glimmer of hope. After beating Buena on Monday the Lions vaulted six spots in the rankings to No. 30 and on Wednesday morning they moved up to 28, but it is unlikely they can move any higher without playing any more games.
Mountain View took an early 1-0 lead after the first then added three more in the third to go up 4-0. Host Flowing Wells scored three of their own in the bottom of the third to cut the Mountain Lion lead to one.
Mountain View came right back, scoring two in the fourth, getting another in the sixth, then plating a pair in the top of the seventh. The Caballeros scored two of their own in the bottom of the seventh, but that was all they could muster.
Dani Molinar got the win for the Mountain Lions, while Kailey Mellen came in relief to earn the save.
Five of the Lions’ 15 hits went for extra bases. Molinar, Andrea Hernandez, Jordyn Coffey and Victoria Castro had doubles, while Mellen smacked a triple.
The win pushed Mountain View to 13-12 overall and 9-9 in the regular season.