Eagles win three in own hardball tourney
by Bruce Harper
Mar 12, 2012 | 1882 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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S-T Bobcat Sonny Hernandez was the starting pitcher for the Bobcats against a tough Poth Pirate ball club that made it into the championship  game before losing to Luling.
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PETTUS – To open the baseball season last week, the Eagles hosted a hardball tournament with a few of their area friends. The tournament was won by the Luling Eagles over the Poth Pirates in the championship game on Saturday.

The Eagles picked up an early win over Three Rivers, 15-2, but lost to the Poth boys in round two, 11-5. The Eagles got another crack at Three Rivers, substituting for a Jourdanton team that did not make the return trip on Saturday. The Eagles turned in another good performance in blasting the Bulldogs, 22-9, with a big 10-run first inning setting the stage for the win.

The third place game on Saturday pitted the Eagles against the Runge Yellowjackets. The ’Jackets got the better of it in a close pitchers’ duel with a 2-1 victory.

The Beeville Trojan junior varsity team also played in the tournament and picked up one win in three games against varsity competition. The win was over Jourdanton. The Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats also played in the Pettus tourney, losing to Poth and then defeating the Trojan JV in the consolation championship.

Named to the all-tourney team for their performances throughout the weekend were Eagles Ryan Beck and Coby Gonzales. The Bobcats placed Sonny Hernandez and Brandon Smith on the all-tourney squad.

The JV Trojans were represented by Elijah Fuentes and Anthony Ruiz on the tournament’s all-star team.
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