“Hard to find nice things to say about our play right now. We’re not hitting, fielding and throwing well enough to win against the opponents we are playing against,” said head coach Tom Carrera.
“Not that we are not trying to win; we’re just not putting all phases together at the same time in the same game.”
The Titans plated five runs in the top of the first against Beeville starter Clay Blackwell to set the stage. The Trojans got their lone run in the home half of the first. Joe Rey Garza stroked a single and moved up to second on a hit from Elijah Fuentes. Garza got to third and then came home on a throwing error by the Titans to make it a 5-1 game after one inning.
Victoria scored two runs in the second inning and a single run in the third to increase their lead to 8-1. Two more runs went up in the fourth for the visitors, and they added their final run in the seventh stanza.
The Trojans had trouble with Titan hurler Ryan Williams. The left-hander kept the team off balance with a mix of fastballs and curves all night. Williams struck out 14 Beeville batters while walking just one. Williams gave up five hits on the night.
Cameron Kremers was 2-2 for the Trojans at the plate. Garza and Fuentes both came through with the first inning base knocks. Jonathon Huser also stroked a single against Williams.
Blackwell took the loss as the JHS starter. Kremers relieved him in the second and finished his four plus innings with 10 strikeouts.
The Trojans traveled to Port Lavaca on Friday to meet the Sandcrabs. On Tuesday, the Beeville boys will host state-ranked Calallen at 7 p.m. at Joe Hunter Field.