It’s been said that when you’re in coaching, every win is special, but last week, Sabine High School’s Michael Mayfield had a milestone victory that will be one to remember.
Mayfield coached the Sabine Cardinals to a 10-0 shutout of rival Gladewater Friday night at Liberty City, earning his 100th career win.
The Cardinals are, of course, in the middle of the District 16-3A playoff hunt, but Mayfield was presented a commemorative photo and congratulated by his players afterward.
Landon McKinney played a big role in the game, with three hits and 3 RBI. Tucker Gabriel had a double, a single and 2 RBI, and Jace Burns had a double and 2 RBI. Caleb Bates and Kord Laird also each had two hits and Laird had 2 RBI, and Daniel Wood added an RBI.
Burns pitched the complete-game win, with three strikeouts.
The Cardinals were to host Winona on Tuesday, in a game to be played after the print deadline for this issue of the News Herald.
Sabine’s softball team, coached by Molly Mackey, also won big at home, 12-1, over Gladewater. Erika Lowry, who recently competed at the state powerlifting meet, had a huge night, with a double, a single and 4 RBI. Caitlin Bates had two hits, as did Mercedes Willett, and they each had 2 RBI.
Also, Callie Sparks and Sarah Davis each had an RBI.
Sabine softball was to host Winona on Tuesday and will conclude its regular season at White Oak Thursday at 5 p.m.