Blackcat baseball struggles, Sharks & Leopards win in tournaments

Palacios’ Kolby Wilson prepares for a pitch. (Photo by Palacios Baseball/Twitter)

The Bay City baseball team had a rough weekend at the El Campo tournament, losing all three games last weekend. The Blackcats struggled at the plate and were shut out in two of the games.

On Thursday, Bay City only mustered four hits in a 10-0 loss to Richmond Foster. The Falcons scored five runs in the third inning and three more in the seventh for the lopsided win.

Pitcher John Armatta picked up the loss by giving up seven runs in five innings pitched with 13 hits and four walks. Alec Smith gave up three runs on three hits in his two innings of work in relief.

Armatta, Adam Smith, Anthony Dominguez and Carlos Hernandez had the hits for Bay City.

Later that same day, the Blackcats suffered a 9-0 loss to Houston Can Youth Academy, as the Blackcats were held to only six hits. HCYA scored three runs in the second inning and four runs in the fourth. Pitchers Seth Garza, Francisco Diaz and Chris Janise combined to allow nine runs on 10 hits.

Reggie Deleon and Bryce Quinn each had two hits for Bay City.

On Friday, the Blackcats lost again to HCYA, this time with a score of 6-4. Bay City fell behind 6-1 after four innings, but scored three runs in the fifth to close the gap.

Deleon had some control issues in his 2.1 innings of work, walking five batters and allowing four runs to score, two coming on a wild pitch.

Zeke Bermea had a double in the game, while Garza, Dominguez and Alec Smith each had RBI hits. 

The losses drop Bay City’s record to 4-7. The Blackcats will open District 26-4A play at Sweeny on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Palacios baseball wins two at Flatonia tournament

The Palacios baseball team won two games last weekend at a tournament in Flatonia this past weekend to take third-place honors.

The Sharks won its first game on Friday over Stockdale, 13-5, and beat Fort Worth Calvary Christian 13-3 on Saturday.

Two Sharks, Slone Greaves and Kolby Wilson, were named to the all-tournament team. Wilson finished the weekend 5-for-5 at the plate, including a three-run home run. 

Palacios (6-3) will head to Mathis today at 2:30 p.m.

 

Van Vleck wins Louise tournament

The Van Vleck baseball team won all of its three games to capture the championship of the Louise tournament this past weekend.

The Leopards open the tournament with a 10-0 win over Brazos on Friday, followed by a 13-5 win over Fort Worth Calvary Christian. The Leps then beat Giddings 9-5 on Saturday in the championship game.

The wins move Van Vleck’s record to 6-6 on the season. The Leopards will next face Houston Kinkaid on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tigers win three in Flatonia

The Tidehaven baseball team won all three of its games at a tournament in Flatonia to keep its hot start to the season going.

The Tigers started the tournament on Friday with a 4-1 over Luling and a 12-1 win over Flatonia to advance to the championship game. Bryce Galvan and Jacob Galvan each got wins on the mound.

Tidehaven won the championship game on Saturday, an 8-5 win over East Bernard, with Gordo Moreno picking up the win.

Moreno was named the tournament’s most valuable player, with Jacob Galvan, Bryce Galvan and Andrew Sliva being named to the all-tournament team.

Tidehaven (10-2) will host Rice Consolidated on Thursday at 2 p.m.

 

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