Lady Trojan JV softball finishes third at Beeville Classic
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The Lady Trojan JV softball tournament was cut short by the wet weather last weekend, but most of the teams got some valuable playing experience on Friday when they played three or four contests. Lady Trojan Sarah Esquivel slides just a little late, but she was safe and scored the Beeville White team’s second inning  run against Goliad in the tournament’s opening game of pool play. The Lady Trojans won the contest 4-0.
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BEEVILLE – The Junior Varsity Softball Classic was cut short by rain on Saturday morning. In pool play, the Alice Coyotes ended up the overall winners, followed by Woodsboro.

Both Beeville JV teams came in second place in their respective pools, which pitted them against each other in the first round of bracket play.

Beeville JV White had the first game at 8 in the morning, facing the Goliad JV. Destiny Carrales took the mound for the Trojans and did a great job striking out five Goliad Tigers.

In the first inning, Brianna Gobel got the Lady Trojans started with a single, and moved to third on pass balls. Rebekah Mendoza drew a base on balls, and both ladies were driven in by a sacrifice fly by Destiny Carrales That made it a 2-0 game at the end of one.

The JV girls brought in another two runs (Sarah Esquivel and Rebekah Mendoza) over the next two innings, increasing their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third inning. The JV girls played solid defense the whole game, and played a great game.

Beeville JV Orange had their first game at 10 o’clock and took on the Lady Coyotes from Alice. Alice jumped out to an early lead in the first with a five-run inning. In the bottom of the first, Alexis Martinez of Beeville drew a walk, and ended up on third with a stolen base and a pass ball.

After Brittany Delbosque drew a walk to put a runner at the corners, the Lady Trojans were unable to drive in a run.

In the top of the second inning, the Lady Coyotes scored another five runs on some nice hitting and base running. The Lady Trojans battled back in the bottom half of the inning, with Selyna Guerra getting on base with a nice hit of the Coyote pitcher. Two batters later, Ciera Loya drove in Selyna with a nice RBI hit to centerfield. The Lady Trojans ended up on the losing side 10-1.

Beeville JV Orange was back on the field at noon, taking on Aransas Pass. AP started off strong in the first inning, scoring the first two batters. The JV Orange girls buckled their defense down and got out of the inning with AP threatening with bases loaded.

The Lady Trojans got things going early on with Alexis Martinez getting hit by a pitch. Both Allison Antu and Caitlin Ortiz got on base drawing walks. With the bases loaded, Brittany Delbosque and Ryan De La Garza both drew walks, scoring two runners. Guerra drove in two more runs with a hit as the Lady Trojans took a 5-2 lead at the end of the first inning.

Both teams buckled down and kept the rest of the game scoreless. The Lady Trojans had bases loaded when time expired.

Beeville JV White ended the pool games against Woodsboro. The opposing pitcher troubled the Lady Trojans at the plate with some powerful pitching. Woodsboro did a great job at the plate scoring five runs in each of the two innings.

Both Beeville JV teams ended pool play 1-1 and taking second place in their respective pools, ending up in a battle of the Beeville JV teams in bracket play.

Alice and Woodboro took the top spots in the two pools. Woodsboro and Port Aransas started bracket play with Woodsboro taking the game and advancing in the winners bracket.

The Beeville JV White took on Beeville JV Orange in the first round of bracket play. JV White took the game with some nice hitting, being patient at the plate, and good defense and pitching. Once again, Destiny Carrales did a nice job pitching for JV White holding the JV Orange squad to one hit and three runs. JV White captured the win 7-3, holding off the JV Orange team’s late barrage of bunts to move runners around the bases and making JV White show their bunt defense.

Unfortunately the tournament was cut short by rain on Friday night and Saturday morning. Alice took the top spot, followed by Woodsboro and Beeville JV White.

“We tried some girls in new positions and became more comfortable at the plate, as well as base running. My team was missing a few key players all day, but still came out on top when we played Aransas Pass,” said JV coach Amanda Escobedo-Esquivel of the White team.

“I am looking forward to an exciting season with my team.”
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