Tidehaven falls in pitchers’ duel

Tidehaven pitcher Gordo Moreno throws a pitch in a game against Palacios last month. Moreno pitched well against Edna, but he and the Tigers lost the game to the Cowboys, 1-0. (Photo by Chad Washington)

The Tidehaven baseball team was held to only four hits in a 1-0 loss to Edna on Thursday night to suffer its first loss in District 28-3A play.

It was a pitcher’s duel between Edna’s Dylan Yaws and Gordo Moreno of the Tigers. Yaws held Tidehaven to only five hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts to get the complete-game shutout win.

Moreno was equally strong, giving up four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The lone run given up by Moreno came in the third inning on an RBI hit by Riley Gerdes, scoring Dawson Kallus.

Cade Galvan had two hits for the Tigers, with Moreno, Call Davant and Jacob Galvan with one hit each. Davant and Cade Galvan each hit a double.

The loss dropped Tidehaven into second place in district play at 2-1, behind Edna and Industrial, who both are 3-0. The Tigers, who are 14-3 overall, entered Thursday’s game fresh off of a 1-0 win over Van Vleck.

“Two really good high school games, we gotta hit better, once we do we will be tough to beat again,” Tidehaven head coach Eddie Russell said.

The Tigers will head to Industrial on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Palacios 3, Boling 2 (8 inn.): A bases-loaded walk to Sean Vickers gave the Sharks a walkoff win on Thursday, the first win for Palacios in District 28-3A play.

 Singles by Jordin and Jakob Nemes and a walk to Seth Sanchez set up Vickers with a chance to win the game in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Americo Pena hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, scoring Seth Greaves to put the Sharks up 1-0. But Boling scored a run in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 2-1 lead.

Vickers then tied the game on a sac fly to center field that brought Jacob Martinez home to tie the game.

Greaves picked up the win after going five innings in relief, giving up a run on four hits, along with seven strikeouts and two walks.

The win moved Palacios to 1-2 in district play and 10-5 overall. The Sharks next face Edna at home on Friday at 7 p.m.

Industrial 1, Van Vleck 0: The Leopards were held to only five hits in a shutout loss to the Cobras on Thursday night.

Industrial pushed across a run in the top of the seventh, and Van Vleck couldn’t answer back.

Kameron Wied picked up the loss after pitching 6.2 innings, giving up four hits, four walks and six strikeouts.

Travis Koliba had two hits for Van Vleck, with D.J. Vargas, Joshual DeLaRosa and Cameran Hudson each getting one hit.

Van Vleck (6-10, 0-3) will host Boling on Friday at 7 p.m.

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