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Late Trojan rally falls a little short
by Bruce Harper
Apr 19, 2013 | 865 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trojan first baseman Marcus Gomez dives back to the bag on an attempted pick-off by the Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrab pitcher during Tuesday night’s game at Joe Hunter Field. The visitors captured an 11-7 victory over the Beeville boys.
Bruce Harper photo Trojan first baseman Marcus Gomez dives back to the bag on an attempted pick-off by the Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrab pitcher during Tuesday night’s game at Joe Hunter Field. The visitors captured an 11-7 victory over the Beeville boys.
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BEEVILLE – The Trojan baseball team rallied late but had too steep a hill to climb as the Port Lavaca Sandcrabs scurried to win, 11-7, on Tuesday night at Joe Hunter Field.

The Sandcrabs scored early and often as they scampered across the plate five times in the first inning and added two runs in the second before the Beeville pitching settled into the game.

The 7-0 hole was pretty deep, but the Trojans fought back and felt they had a chance.

“It just got away from us early. We are also still struggling with the execution of things that we work on in practice, and then in the game when the lights are on, we are always just a step or second behind,” said head coach Tom Carrera.

“We have no quit though and will continue to play, searching for that perfect game which is still coming.”

The Beeville boys scored two in the third to cut into the Sandcrabs’ lead. The visitors tried to put the game out of reach with two of their own in the fourth inning and followed that up with single runs in each of the next two frames. It was an 11-2 contest heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Trojans last at-bats.

The Beeville boys rallied and had one of their better offensive innings of the year. Five Trojans made it all the way home before the Sandcrabs got the final out.

The Trojans used three pitchers with Marcus Gomez starting. Clay Blackwell came on through the middle innings and held the Sandcrabs in check in most innings. Daniel Amador also took the mound and shut out the visitors over the final two innings, striking out three in his brief duties.

The Beeville bats collected seven hits in the game with Blackwell coming through with two hits in three official trips to the plate and one RBI. Joe Rey Garza had one hit and scored twice. Gomez had an early base knock that plated a teammate. Gomez also scored. Titus Puente contributed one hit in one plate appearance and scored one run. Cameron Kremers was 1-4 with an RBI. Marcos Ulloa collected one hit and scored.

Brandon Nelson reached safely and scored for Beeville. Amador had three good plate appearances and stung the ball each time but the hard hit balls could not find a gap as the Sandcrab outfielders made good catches each time.

The Trojans were in Calallen on Friday night and will close their season next Friday when the Warriors from Tuloso-Midway visit Beeville.
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