Eagles rout Runge in Refugio
by Bruce Harper
Mar 20, 2009 | 552 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The rain-shortened Refugio baseball tournament cut short the game between the Runge Yellowjackets and Pettus Eagles last week, but it was really already decided.

The Eagles pounded the Yellowjackets 13-3 in three innings before the sky opened up and stopped the game and the tournament. The Eagles improved their season record to 4-6.

Pettus must have had a premonition that the game was going to have to be decided early on. The Eagles jumped on the Runge pitching in the bottom of the first for 10 big runs.

Eagle lefty Aaron Escamilla blanked the Yellowjackets in the top of the inning and again in the second frame. The Eagles offense produced three more runs in the second inning to take a 13-0 lead into the top of the third.

Runge touched up Escamilla for three runs, but that was all the Yellowjackets could manage. Then the rain started in earnest and the officials had to call the game.

Escamilla recorded four strikeouts in his three innings of work. Escamilla improved his record on the mound to 2-1 for head coach Anthony Ramirez. He also helped himself at the plate with a two-run single. Hunter Tomlin went 1-3 with an RBI. Robert Hudson was a perfect 1-1 with two runs knocked in for the Eagles. Ryan Beck smashed a double that scored two Eagle runners. McKinzie Torres and Tim Gill also produced hits for the Eagles.

Gill was selected to the all-tournament team for his fine play over the weekend.
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