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Minor boys blank GW Horns for Zone II title
by Bruce Harper
Jul 09, 2012 | 1685 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Beeville shortstop Brenden Boales applies the tag to George West’s Cameron Snider in Tuesday night’s game here. The local minor boys team handed the Longhorns a 3-0 loss to claim the Zone II championship in District 29 postseason play.
Beeville shortstop Brenden Boales applies the tag to George West’s Cameron Snider in Tuesday night’s game here. The local minor boys team handed the Longhorns a 3-0 loss to claim the Zone II championship in District 29 postseason play.
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BEEVILLE — Good pitching and defense will win a lot of baseball games, especially in Little League all-star tournaments.

The Beeville minor boys followed that scenario to the letter as they defeated the George West boys 3-0 in a game that propelled the Beeville squad to the District 29, Zone II championship on Tuesday night.

Carlos Escamilla went three innings, and Derek Castillo closed things out for Beeville with three strong innings in relief.

Beeville struck for its first run of the night in the top of the first. Escamilla tripled with one out and then scored on a RBI single off the bat of Tanner Reynolds.

It stayed 1-0 through the next three and a half innings as the George West hurler, Jerad Zuniga, kept the Beeville bats in check as did Escamilla.

In the top of the fifth, both Cole Terry and Castillo reached on walks. Seth Gomez drove in one run with a RBI single to give the Beeville boys a 2-0 advantage. A pick-off attempt went awry for the GW boys at third base and Castillo raced home on the error to give the Beeville squad a three-run cushion heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Castillo and the Beeville defense put the George West team down in order in both the fifth and sixth frames to secure the 3-0 victory and set up a district championship game with Zone I winner Aransas Pass on Thursday evening.

Escamilla struck out three over his three innings of work and allowed no hits. Castillo, pitching the final three innings, also struck out three and allowed just one hit, a double by Zuniga in the fourth in his relief role for Beeville.

Logan Rothlisberger came up with a hit for Beeville in the top of the fourth and Escamilla smashed a double in the top of the sixth, but was left stranded as the George West defense ended the frame with a good catch on a fly ball to right field.

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