The Sandcrabs got off to a good start with two runs in the top of the first off Beeville starter Clay Blackwell. Blackwell then shut down the PL offense for the next two frames, but it was still a 2-0 game heading into the bottom of the third.
The Trojans scored a single run in the third to pull a little closer, trailing just 2-1. The visitors rallied with two runs in each the fourth and fifth frame to grab a 6-1 advantage.
The Trojans scored their second and last run of the game in the sixth, but the rally died before the Beeville boys could get any closer to the Sandcrabs.
The Calhoun club added two more runs in the top of the seventh to make the final 8-2. The Sandcrabs outhit the Trojans 13 to four. The Trojans played good defense with just one error on the night while the Sandcrabs committed two miscues.
Brooks Holder went 1-3 on the night with one run scored. Brody Benavidez knocked in one of the Beeville runs. Michael Rosas had one hit in three trips with one RBI. Cameron Kremers was 1-3. Daniel Amador had one hit in two official plate appearances. Joey Granados scored the Trojans’ first run of the game as the courtesy runner for catcher Amador.
Blackwell took the loss on the mound for the Trojans, going the full seven innings. He struck out three ’Crabs and issued just two walks over his seven-inning stint on the mound.
The Trojans paid a visit to Gregory-Portland on Tuesday night to meet the Wildcats. On Friday, the Beeville boys will be in Victoria to tangle with the West Warriors. The Trojans will be in Victoria again on April 27 to finish their season against the East Titans.