The two squads were locked up in a scoreless pitchers’ duel through three and a half innings. In the bottom of the fourth, the Beeville bats came alive and they also took advantage of a few walks issued by the Longhorn pitchers in the frame to score seven runs.
Jaydon Burkett started off the inning by reaching on an error. The next five batters were all walked to score three runs. Aydon Burkett then made contact and put the ball in play, recording one RBI. He was out on the fielder’s choice back to the mound, but an errant throw trying to catch a runner scoring went wide and wild and two more Beeville runs crossed the plate. Another walk later in the inning helped plate one more run and by the end of the frame, the Beeville boys held a 7-0 advantage.
George West showed no signs of giving up after the disastrous inning. The boys in blue scored three runs on a few Beeville free passes and it took a couple of fine defensive plays by reliever Trey Martinez to help quell the uprising and limit the Longhorns to just three runs.
The Beeville boys got right back in the attack mode at the plate in the bottom half of the fifth. Three straight players, Andre Trevino, Bryce Foster and Jeryn Cano, showed great patience at the plate and earned walks off the GW hurler.
The fourth hitter in the frame for Beeville, Devin Smith, bravely took a pitch in the side to move the first run across the plate. A single by Ayden Zamora then plated two more runs. Smith also scored a little later as did Zamora, making it a 12-3 contest. Christian Gonzales reached safely on a one out walk and moved into scoring position at third on a couple of passed balls. Hunter Pelitire wrapped up the game with a fielder’s choice ground out to second that allowed Gonzales to easily scamper across home plate to make it a 10-run rule game at 13-3.
The Beeville pitching duties were handled through the first four innings by left-hander Cameron Ebrahimi, who shut out the Longhorns with the help of his defense for a good outing for Beeville. That set the stage and was just what the Beeville coaches needed him to do, according to manager Rico Zamora.
The win in the elimination game kept the Beeville minor boys in the tournament and playing again on Tuesday night.