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Varsity Trojans trip G-P Wildcats
by Bruce Harper
Apr 21, 2012 | 561 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PORTLAND – The Trojan varsity baseball team scored early and fairly often on Wednesday night to trip up the Gregory-Portland Wildcats 7-5.

“Naturally after a win, one would say that we played well, which we did. As I mentioned to the players, it just goes to show them how good we can be, now and in the future,” said Trojan head coach Tom Carrera.

“All we have to do is believe and continue to work at getting better. We just have to continue to be consistent.”

The Trojans started things off right with two runs in the top of the first and added three big runs in the second. A single run in the top of the third made it a 6-0 ball game, with Beeville’s starting pitcher tossing a shutout through the first three frames.

The Wildcats rallied for two runs in the home half of the fourth to crawl back into the game. It was still a 6-2 contest heading into the sixth.

The Beeville bats pushed across one insurance run in the top of the sixth to put the margin at five runs at 7-2. The Wildcats managed two runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge closer at 7-4.

The Trojans failed to score in the last inning, and the Wildcats scraped for just one run to make the final a 7-5 victory for the Beeville boys.

Benji Gomez pitched five plus innings before giving way to Cameron Kremers in the final two frames. Gomez struck out two and allowed seven of the eight Wildcat hits. Kremers came in and struck out six G-P batters over the final two frames, giving up just one hit in his relief performance.

“Benji Gomez pitched a great game. Timely hitting and making the routine defensive play is the key,” Carrera said.

“Cameron Kremers came in at the end to finish the game and did an excellent job.”

Brody Benavidez went 2-5 in the game at the plate with one run, a double and one RBI. Michael Rosas had two hits in four trips with two runs scored and two RBIs. Kremers was a perfect three for three at the plate with two doubles on the night. Kremers scored one run and knocked in two more.

Daniel Amador went 1-3 with a double. Gomez helped himself at the plate with three hits in four trips with one run scored and two RBIs. Clay Blackwell went 1-4 with a run scored. Joey Granados scored one run, as did Joe Rey Garza.

The Trojans were in Victoria on Friday night to meet the West Warriors. The Trojans will be back in Victoria next Friday to close their season against the East Titans.
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