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East Titans blank Trojans on two hits
by Bruce Harper
Apr 13, 2014 | 30 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE – Pretty good pitching but no offense as the Trojans fell to the Victoria East Titans in varsity baseball on Tuesday night, 8-0.

“Victoria East is a very talented ball club that put the ball in play really well. Jonathan (Carrillo) did a great job making them get themselves out, but a couple of errors led to their runs being scored,” said head coach Matt Trujillo.

“They recorded 10 hits, but only four or five were hard-hit balls.”

It’s been the same story all year, at least through the District 30-4A games. The Beeville Trojans can’t score any runs to speak of as the squad is averaging less than one run a district contest. The district does have some of the best pitching in the state, and the Trojans are a very young and inexperienced ball club. With only one senior and a host of freshmen and sophomores, the season is relegated to building for the future and gaining that needed experience.

Victoria East opened the scoring with a single run in the top of the first. That lone run was all Trojan pitcher Jonathan Carrillo would allow through three full innings.

In the top of the fourth, a couple of errors and a couple of timely hits helped produce a six-run outburst for the Titans. None of the six runs were earned. It was a 7-0 game after four innings. The Titans added the final run of the game in the fifth for the 8-0 win.

“Offensively, it was tough once again to generate any offense. Hopefully, we are beginning to recognize the importance of every single base runner through these struggles,” said Trujillo.

Carrillo gave up 10 hits in the outing, but the East offense was helped by four Beeville fielding errors. Carrillo struck out four and walked none in his seven innings of work on the mound for the Trojans.

The Titans allowed just two Beeville hits. Daniel Amador and Jarrett Cano solved the East pitcher for hits. Eleven Trojans went down on strikes in the game while three walks were issued by the East hurler.

The Trojans were in Port Lavaca on Friday night to play the Sandcrabs. On Tuesday evening, the Beeville boys will host the second ranked 4A team in the state, the Calallen Wildcats.

The Beeville varsity will wrap up their 2014 season on the road with a Thursday contest at Tuloso-Midway, and the season finale will be played at Gregory-Portland against the Wildcats on April 25.
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