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Brahmas bust Bobcats in tourney finale
by Bruce Harper
Mar 06, 2013 | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NIXON – The Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats played well, but a few too many errors cost them a win in the championship game of the Nixon-Smiley baseball tournament over the weekend.

“Errors killed us again. We did a good job of limiting damage in innings, but we gave away too many outs,” said head coach Cody Fields.

“When you face a tough pitcher, you can’t get away with giving a team extra outs.”

The Bobcats faced off against the Stockdale Brahmas in the title game and lost a 9-4 decision.

The Bobcats fell behind 4-1 through three innings, but the Brahmas continued to push runners across the plate in the next three frames to get the win. Stockdale scored two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings and a single run in the sixth.

The ’Cats plated one run in the home-half of the sixth and rallied for two runs in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Brahmas.

Brandon East pitched three innings, striking out four and giving up four runs, but only two were earned. East took the loss. Aaron Hughes pitched four innings, giving up five runs with three earned and striking out four Stockdale batters.

Myles Bloemer and T.J. Amador both went 1-3 with a run scored in the game. Eric Schumacher was 1-3 with an RBI.

“We did a great job of battling at the end and not giving up, but it’s hard to come back when you put yourself in a deep hole. We had a good showing this weekend with our players from basketball joining us,” Fields said.

All-tournament selections for the Bobcats included Jonathan Hernandez and T.J. Amador.

The Bobcats opened district play on Tuesday in Mathis. On Friday night, the Bobcats will host the Taft Greyhounds.
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