The Three Rivers squad then held off a rallying Beeville team to post a 10-8 win to remain unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament that continues this week.
TR got on the scoreboard first with a single run in the top of the first. The Beeville boys answered right back as Caleb Brooks-Hoodye earned a one-out walk and got into scoring position on a passed ball. Devin Smith followed with another walk, and then Hunter Pelitire smacked a single to plate Brooks-Hoodye to tie the game at 1-1.
Another single run in the top of the second made it a 2-1 game with the visitors holding the slim advantage. But, the Beeville bats got a walk to Cameron Ebrahimi and a single off the bat of William Harper to put two runners on the bases.
A fielder’s choice that went for an out, the second of the inning, was mishandled after the out, allowing both Beeville base runners to scamper home. It was a 3-2 Beeville lead entering the third.
Another single run came across for Beeville in the bottom of the third to make it 4-2. Pelitire reached on a leadoff walk and came around to score late in the inning on a TR error.
The big inning for the TR boys came in the fourth. Six big runs crossed the plate when the visitors took advantage of several walks and a hit batter to get their runs. Heading into the bottom of the fourth it was an 8-4 game.
Beeville cut one run off the margin with a single run in the fourth. Both teams were scoreless in the fifth as it was still 8-5 entering the sixth and final frame.
The Three Rivers boys tacked on a couple of insurance runs to enter the bottom of the sixth ahead 10-5. The Beeville boys never quit and picked up three runs with the help of three walks and one hit batter.
TR errors also helped in bringing the runs across for the Beeville minor boys. The TR pitcher was either walking or striking out the Beeville hitters. All three outs in the frame were by strikeouts; sandwiched between were three walks and the one hit batter and a couple of TR fielding miscues.
The home team rally fell two runs short.
The Beeville boys were back in action on Monday with an 8 p.m. encounter