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Tigers tame Trojans in five
by Bruce Harper
Apr 15, 2011 | 349 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trojan first baseman Michael Gomez holds on a Floresville base runner during the third inning of Tuesday night’s game at Joe Hunter Field. The Tigers were terrific and captured a 12-2 win over the Beeville varsity.
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The Floresville Tiger varsity baseball team brought their big bats to Joe Hunter Field on Tuesday night as they pounded out a couple of home runs, including a grand slam, in a 12-2 win.

“Unfortunately, we competed against a very hot team at a time when we, unfortunately, are in a slump. We had a few spurts of getting some hits bunched together but were just not enough to maintain pace with the Floresville team,” said Trojan head coach Tom Carrera.

It was a 4-1 ball game in the top of the third when the Tigers began to put the game out of reach. The visitors loaded the bases and, with one swing, it went from a 4-1 game to an 8-1 contest.

The Trojans got one run in the bottom of the fourth to try and chip away at the big deficit, but the single run would not change the scope of the tilt.

Colt Burchett singled with two outs to get the Beeville rally going in the third. Spencer Finch reached on a swinging bunt, and Burchett raced all the way to third on the play. Jared Carrillo then rapped an RBI single to score Burchett from third to make it an 8-2 ball game. The next batter struck out to end the rally, and the Trojans would have to wait for their chance in the bottom of the fourth to try and get back into the contest.

“We just are not able to get anything to fall our way, to get things to come together. Colt Burchett, Spencer Finch and Jared Carrillo continue to be our main offensive punch, but we as a team are still struggling to make that big play to get us going again like we were before spring break,” Carrera said.

The Tigers had other ideas and wanted to head home early. A leadoff home run got the Tigers going again in the fourth. Three more runs came across with the help of two hit batsmen, a double and a single before a sacrifice fly helped score the fourth and final run of the inning for the Tigers.

Heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Trojans were down 12-2 and needed at least one run in the next two innings to prevent a ten-run rule loss.

The Trojans went down in order in the home half of the fourth to keep the game at 12-2.

Brooks Holder relieved starter Michael Rojas in the third and weathered the storm in the fourth. The fifth opened with a Tiger single, but Holder got the next three hitters on a pop to shortstop Burchett, and then Holder came up with two big strikeouts to end the Tigers’ fifth.

Down to their last at-bats, the Trojans had three outs left. All three Beeville batters made contact, but the Tigers were up to the defensive tasks and put down the Trojans in order again.

The visitors got their wish and went home early with a five-inning victory.

The Trojans were in Port Lavaca on Friday to battle the Sandcrabs and will be back at home on Tuesday night to meet the Gregory-Portland Wildcats.

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