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Junior varsity Bobcats win one, lose one
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The Refugio combined freshman and JV team came out stifling the Pirates defensively on Saturday, March 26, as Cameron Sternadel threw a no-hitter with six strikeouts and blanking Sinton, 16-0.

Offensively, Jack Gumm was 2-4, with 2 runs, and 1 RBI; Sternadel was 2-4, with 3 runs, and 2 RBI; John Wesley Shipp was 3-4, with 3 runs, and 4 RBI; Cameron Loveday was 3-3, with 2 runs, and 2 RBI; Omar Flores was 1-1, with 1 run; and Brett Wernli was 2-2, with 2 runs and 1 RBI. The same teams, plus or minus a few, would face off 20 minutes following with Sinton taking the next after an error-plagued first inning proved too much for Refugio to overcome, falling 16-5 to the Pirates.

The JV squad baffled Banquete Bulldogs in a 13-6 win on Friday, March 25. As a staple of the team the offensive again propelled the Bobcats to victory as Draigon Silvas was 1-2, with 3 runs; Sternadel was 2-4, with 2 runs, and 1 RBI; Shipp was 1-2, with 2 runs, and 2 RBI; Colton Carroll was 1-2, with 1 RBI; Jake Henderson was 2-3, with 1 run, and 1 RBI; and Flores was 2-4, with 3 runs and 1 RBI. John Wesley and his defensive counterparts inflicted damage by allowing 3 hits and 6 strikeouts but careless errors would account for the Bulldogs’ production.

On Friday, March 18, the Bobcats defeated Skidmore-Tynan, 18-1. Pitcher Draigon Silvas turned in an unyielding performance, allowing one hit and seven strikeouts as his supporting defensive cast assisted in impeding any Skidmore attacks. On the flip side, Silvas was 2-3, with 2 runs, 2 RBI, and an in-the-park home run; Shipp was 2-2, with 3 runs, and 1 RBI; Carroll was 2-2, with 1 run, and 1 RBI; Dante Leal was 2-3, with 2 runs, and 4 RBI; and Gumm was 2-3, with 3 runs and 2 RBI.

On Wednesday March 16, Refugio hosted the game against Industrial in what would be a closer game for the Bobcats as they would struggle to find the same offensive output as the day before. The Bobcats still claimed the victory, 8-0, and Sternadel held Cobra hitters from striking with only 2 hits and 10 strikeouts. On the offensive side, Silvas was 2-3, with 2 runs, and 1 RBI; Sternadel was 3-4, with 1 run, and 1 RBI; Shipp was 2-3, with 1 RBI; and Carroll was 1-1, with 1 run.

The Refugio freshman team came up short in the games against Industrial on Wednesday, March 16, 8-3, and Orange Grove on Monday, March 14, 8-4. Upon returning from the break, the frosh regrouped as they faced off against Orange Grove again at home.

In a solid defensive effort as a whole and from pitcher Loveday, they gained revenge over the Bulldogs for 10-3 win. At the plate for Refugio, JB Brown was 1-2, with 2 runs, and 2 RBI; Jim LaFond was 2-3, with 1 run, and 1 RBI; and Devon LaFrance was 1-2, with 2 runs.

The JV squad kept their record blemish free over the break as they continued district play and take on non-district opponents. First up for the JV Bobcats was Freer and the Cats made quick work of them, routing the Buckaroos, 25-1. Pitcher Shipp, along with a stern defense, held Freer to no hits and nine strikeouts.

With an offensive explosion, the Bobcat production came from the likes of Silvas, who was 1-3, with 3 runs, and RBI; Sternadel was 3-4, with 3 runs, and 3 RBI; Shipp was 3-4, with 3 runs, 4 RBI, one home run; Carroll was 3-3, with 3 runs, and 2 RBI; Andre Firova was 2-2, with 3 runs, and 2 RBI; and Leal was 1-2, with 2 runs.
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