Missing two starters on Sunday, the Beeville boys were defeated 9-3 for their first loss of the tournament. That forced a second game with Sinton as both teams now had one loss on their record in District 29 play.
“We gave up too many walks, and we struck out too many times,” said manager Johnny Gonzales on the Sunday loss to Sinton.
The second contest was rained out on Monday but played on Tuesday evening, and the Sinton squad emerged with a hard-fought 2-0 victory to eliminate the Beeville boys.
On Tuesday night, with one of the missing starters back in the lineup, the Beeville boys performed well and got a very good relief performance from Seth Gomez.
Sinton scored the only two runs of the ball game in the second inning on just one hit and four walks. Beeville’s starting pitcher Jesse Ramirez shut down the Sinton bats in order in the top of the first with a ground out and two strikeouts, but had a little trouble finding the plate in the second frame.
The Beeville bats got a runner to second or third in all but one inning, so they had their chances, but the Sinton pitching and defense refused to let the Beeville boys score.
Gomez went to the mound for Beeville in the third and proceeded to strikeout 10 over the next four innings while allowing just one hit.
Sinton pitching silenced the Beeville bats with 12 “K’s” over the six innings of play. Beeville got only one hit as Lauro Garcia Jr., stroked a double in the bottom of the third. The Sinton pitching gave up eight walks on the night including three in the bottom of the final inning. The Beeville boys had the bases loaded with just one out in their final at-bats. But, the timely hit did not materialize as the next hitters went down on strikes to end the game.