Sonny Hernandez tossed the shutout, striking out 10 Greyhounds on his way to the win. Hernandez stands at 3-2 on the young season.
The first two innings went by with nothing but zeroes up on the scoreboard. The Bobcats struck for their two runs in the top of the third as Eric Schumacher reached and then later scored on a Taft throwing error to third. Jeremy Byrd made it all the way to third later in the frame and then scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kyle Nelson for the 2-0 lead.
Hernandez did the rest by shutting down the Taft bats the rest of the way, with a little help from a good Skidmore-Tynan defensive effort. The Bobcats did not commit an error in the game, while the Greyhounds committed three, which certainly helped the Bobcat scoring efforts. Both teams had five hits in the game.
Taft’s John Flores pitched a complete game for the Greyhounds and struck out 11 Cats, but his defense let him down in the third.
The Bobcats played Banquete on Tuesday in Skidmore and will travel to Refugio on Friday evening to meet the district’s other Bobcats.