The two teams were locked up in a pitchers’ duel through the first four frames. Neither team came up with a run, and it was 0-0 entering the top of the fifth.
The Trojans scored twice in the fifth with Trey Alaniz and Marcos Ulloa crossing home plate. Marcus Gomez, Cameron Kremers and Ulloa had base hits for the visitors against the stingy Titan pitching. Victoria starter Hunter Perkins also helped the Beeville cause by issuing seven walks to the JHS boys over his six innings of work.
The hosts answered the Trojans with a two-run outburst of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the contest at 2-2.
The winning runs came in the home half of the sixth. Three Titans crossed the plate for a 5-2 lead. Victoria East then turned to reliever Kyle Kraft, who set the Trojans down in order in Beeville’s final three at-bats, recording two strikeouts.
Trojan head coach Tom Carrera used three hurlers as Gomez, Clay Blackwell and Jonathan Huser all saw action in the game. Walks were also a problem for the Beeville pitchers as they issued eight total free passes.
The Trojans hosted Port Lavaca on Tuesday night, and on Friday evening the Beeville boys will travel to Calallen to meet the Wildcats.