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'Horns sweep Indians to advance
by Arnold Guajardo
May 18, 2013 | 1240 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lucas Barcak goes in for a bunt during the Longhorn's game against the Jourdanton Indians on Friday evening at Three Rivers High School.
Lucas Barcak goes in for a bunt during the Longhorn's game against the Jourdanton Indians on Friday evening at Three Rivers High School.
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George West Longhorns swept the Jourdanton Indians in two games to advance to the Region IV Quarterfinals.   With the win, George West improves to 20-7 on the season and will be facing the Marion Bulldogs in the Region IV Quarterfinals. Time and location have not been decided as of deadline.
George West Longhorns swept the Jourdanton Indians in two games to advance to the Region IV Quarterfinals. With the win, George West improves to 20-7 on the season and will be facing the Marion Bulldogs in the Region IV Quarterfinals. Time and location have not been decided as of deadline.
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- The George West Longhorns swept the Jourdanton Indians in two games to advance to the Region IV Quarterfinals. The ‘Horns would face a wacky Friday night game that would have them travel to three different fields in order to complete the game. The game began in Three Rivers, where they would go nearly a full six innings, before lightning would give way to heavy rainfall with the Horns up 5-0. After about a one hour delay, both teams would travel to George West to attempt to complete the game. However, mother nature would not cooperate, sending a quick downpour that would leave the Horns field underwater as well. So the decision was made after 10 p.m. to travel to Jourdanton to play. So after both teams (and a few remaining die hard fans) would travel to Jourdanton, they would commence to playing baseball about ten minutes before midnight. The game would later wrap up at 12:30 p.m. with the ‘Horns taking an 8-0 victory and a 1-0 series lead.

Derek Cantu would pick up the game one win for the Horns, pitching another complete game. Cantu would allow just two hits to the Indians, along with ten K’s on the night. Cantu would also help himself at the plate by going two for four with a single, double, and four RBI’s. Brady Jones would add another RBI and score two runs for the ‘Horns. Andrew Katzfey would pick up two RBI’s off his two singles, and Mikey Palacios would have an RBI off his single as well.

On Saturday afternoon, game two was moved back to Three Rivers where a stormy night would give way to plenty of sunshine and nearly 90 degree weather. The Horns would face a much tougher Indian team however, narrowly escaping with a 2-0 win to take the series and avoid a game three. Sophmore pitcher Alex Suniga would pick up the win for George West on the mound, pitching a solid seven inning complete game. Suniga would allow three hits, one Walk, while picking up six K’s on the day. The Horns would score first in the game when Jones would draw a walk to get on. Later in the inning, Palacios would bring Jones around with an RBI single to put the good guys up 1-0 after the first inning of play.

Suniga would later get himself out of a major jam in the fourth inning when the first two Indian batters would get on with a single and double to start a potential rally. So with runners on second and third for Jourdanton, the opportunity was their to bring runs across the plate. However, the Horns defense would come through in a big way. The next Indian batter would hit a grounder to Jones at short that would be scooped up and fired home to freshmen catcher Xavier Paiz, and the collision at home would result in the first out of the inning. The next batter would send it right back up the middle where Suniga would snatch it up, check the runner at third, and then fire to first for the second out. Suniga would then make another spectacular grab on the mound when the next batter would hit a hard grounder back at him that would have surely scored a run or two, but instead it was a not so routine ground out for the final out of the inning. George West would later add an insurance run in their final at bat when Jeremiah Ferrell would draw a walk to get on. Later in the inning, Jones would slam a two out double to the right center gap that would score Ferrell, putting GW up 2-0, and sealing a hard fought second game that would clinch the series.

With the win, George West improves to 20-7 on the season and will be facing the Marion Bulldogs in the Region IV Quarterfinals. Time and location had not been decided as of deadline.

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