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JV Bobcats racking up wins in tournament play
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The JV Baseball team has played 5 games in the past 6 days. This past Thursday morning, the Bobcats played the first of two double headers, in the Victoria Memorial Tournament held at Riverside Park in Victoria.

The Bobcats took on Port Lavaca Calhoun where they quickly took at 6-0 lead behind 7 hits and 3 walks in the top of the first inning. The Sandcrabs scored 2 of their own to go up 6-2 after one inning of play. The bats would go silent for the Bobcats’ bats would go silent for the next few innings as the Sandcrabs would score 3 runs in the third inning, and one run in the fourth inning to make the score 6-6.

In the fifth inning, Danny Hernandez would score to make it 7-6 Bobcats. In the sixth inning Charlie Henderson would hit a 2-run homerun, his first of the season to put the Bobcats up 9-6.

In the top of the seventh inning the Bobcats would score two more runs behind Josh Villarreal and Robert Loredo to up their lead to 11-6. The Sandcrabs would come back in the bottom of the seventh inning to score 5 runs to tie the score 11-11 and end the game due to tournament rules.

Robert Loredo started the game for the Bobcats striking out 10. Leaders for the Bobcats were Jared Contreras going 3-4 at the plate scoring a run, Josh Villarreal going 4-5 at the plate scoring a run, Robert Loredo going 3-5 at the plate scoring 2 runs.

Charlie Henderson went 3-4 at the plate with a home run as well as scoring 2 runs, and Danny Hernandez going 2-4 at the plate scoring 2 runs. This brings the Bobcats record to 4-0-1 on the season.

In the second game of the Victoria Memorial Tournament, the Bobcats took on the Victoria Memorial B Team. The Vipers started the scoring early in the bottom of the first scoring 2 runs to take a 0-2 lead. In the top of the second Charlie Henderson would score to make it 1-2. In the bottom of the second inning the Vipers would score 3 runs to go up 1-5. In the 3rd inning Justin Padilla would score to make it 2-5 Vipers.

In the bottom of the fourth inning the Vipers would score 2 runs to go up 2-7.

The Bobcats then came out focused in the top of the fifth inning knowing it would be their final at bats. They would score 8 runs to take a 10-5 lead with Jared Contreras scoring twice in the inning.

In the bottom of the fifth inning the Vipers would make a comeback scoring 5 runs to tie the game 10-10 with Robert Loredo throwing out a runner from deep left field to end the game in a tie.

Leaders for the Bobcats at the plate were Jared Contreras 3-4 with 2 runs, Josh Villarreal 3-3 scoring a run, Logan Koonce 2-3 scoring a run, Charlie Henderson 2-3 scoring 2 runs, and Danny Hernandez 2-3 at the plate. The Bobcats record is now 4-0-2 on the season.

On Friday, day two of the Victoria Memorial Tournament saw the Bobcats take on the Victoria Memorial A team. The Vipers would score in the bottom of the 2nd inning to take a 0-2 lead. In the bottom of the fourth Memorial would score twice again to up their lead to 0-4. The Bobcats would score with Justin Padilla in the top of the top of the fifth inning to make the score 1-4. The Vipers would add 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th and another in the bottom of the 6th inning to win the game 8-1.

Justin Padilla took the loss for the Bobcats on the mound bringing his record to 2-1 on the season. Leading the Bobcats are the plate was Josh Villarreal going 2-3. The Bobcats record is now 4-1-2 on the season.

In the second game of the Friday double header, the Bobcats would take on Victoria St. Joseph’s Flyers. The Flyers would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning. In the top of the 3rd the Bobcats would score behind Josh Villarreal and Danny Hernandez to take a 2-1 lead. The Flyers would come back posting 2 runs of their own to make it 3-2 St. Joseph’s. In the top of the 5th inning Villarreal and Hernandez would each score again making it 4-3 Bobcats. The Flyers would score once in the 5th inning and once in the 6th inning to win the game 5-4. Jarod Lafond took the loss on the mound despite an unbelievable job on the mound, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 6 batters. His record is now 0-1 on the season. Leading the Bobcats at the plate were Josh Villarreal going 2-4 with 2 runs, Charlie Henderson 3-4, and Danny Hernandez going 3-3 scoring 2 runs.

The Bobcats record is now 4-2-2 on the season. Making the Victoria Memorial All-Tournament Team for the Bobcats were Kenny Boyer with his great defensive play and excellent job bunting the ball, Robert Loredo for his defensive play, and Josh Villarreal who went 11 for 15 at the plate scoring 4 runs for the Bobcats.

On Tuesday, March 10 the Bobcats took on the Goliad Tigers. The Bobcats jumped on the Tigers early scoring eight runs in the first inning with Josh Villarreal scoring twice to take a 8-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, the Bobcats would score 4 more runs to take a 12-0 lead to win the game. Logan Koonce pitched an awesome game on the mound throwing a one hitter, striking out 4, bringing his record to 2-0 on the season.

Leading the Bobcats at the plate were Josh Villarreal 2-2 scoring 3 runs, Justin Padilla 1-1 scoring a run, and Robert Loredo 1-2 scoring a run. The Bobcats are now 5-2-2 on the season.

The JV Cats will be playing Thursday and Saturday in the Skidmore-Tynan Baseball Tournament.
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