Bay City’s rally falls just short 9-8
Bay City took a break from the District 24-4 schedule to take on El Campo Saturday and battled late in the game but fell just short 9-8 against their long-time rivals.
El Campo ran out to a 9-1 lead over Bay City but had to hold off a furious late-game rally for the win. Bay City had the potential winning run on base in the bottom of the seventh but left the run stranded.
The Ricebirds got all their offense going early in the game and scored all of their runs in the first four innings of the game while collecting 14 hits against Bay City.
Bay city rallied hard in the sixth inning by scoring seven runs to close the gap to 9-8 as the Blackcats sent 11 batters to the plate against three pitchers. But as much as Bay City staged the late-game rally, the Blackcats did it with the aid of just two hits in the rally.
Bradley Sabrsula drilled a run-scoring triple and a three-run double by junior Blake Quinn, who started the game and gave up three earned runs in the contest.
Bay City moved right back into the district win column last Tuesday with an 11-6 win over La Marque. Bay City is now tied with Columbia for third place in district with 1-2 marks. The two teams met Friday night in Columbia but the results of that game were not available at press time.
In the big win over La Marque, Bay City relied on the hitting of junior Garrett Dobbs with a hit and two runs scored and senior Johnathan Ruiz, who collected two hits, scored twice and drove in a run as well for the winning Blackcats.
Sophomore Kadin Nunez started the game for Bay City and Avery Smith came in to finish out the contest against La Marque.