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Eagles power past Port Aransas and rout Runge for key wins
by Henry Balderamas
Apr 09, 2010 | 666 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Woodsboro Eagles used power at the plate and on the mound to record two key District 31-A wins last week and move into a first place tie with Port Aransas. The Eagles powered past Port Aransas 7-3 and routed Runge 14-1.

The Eagles finished the first half of district play at 4-1 and have plenty of momentum as they head into the second round with a very legitimate shot at their first baseball district title.

In game one, Ronnie Martinez blasted two home runs and Matt Escamilla pitched a complete game, striking out 14 batters to lead the Eagles to a 7-3 win over Port Aransas.

The Eagles played their best game thus far in beating the Marlins, who are favored by many to capture the district title. Escamilla used a blazing fastball to keep the Marlin hitters in check.

Martinez came up big for Woodsboro with his solo home run and the second with Marcus Jaramillo on base.

“We definitely made up for the let down against Pettus,” said Coach Salinas. “This is the type of effort we have to give every game.,We cannot take any team for granted. We will enjoy this win and get ready for a tough Runge team.”

In game two, the Eagles were definitely ready for the Runge Yellowjackets. Martinez pitched a five-inning complete game, striking out five batters.

The defense came up with big plays when needed in route to a 14-1 win. Escamilla added a three run home run in the third inning and Keith Young hit a two run home run in the fourth inning to lead the offense for Woodsboro.

“This was a key road win for us,” added Coach Salinas. “Our team knows we could easily be 4-0 right now and in sole possession of first place. We are very tough for anyone when we play our best ball. We are gaining confidence with each game and as long as we continue to do everything right and strive to always be at our best, we will be successful. We also want to thank our loyal fans that continue to support us at each game.”
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eherron
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April 10, 2010
I went to School in Woodsboro. Most people remember me as "HOUND". Keep up the good work in your sports and most of all, Don't forget your education. Ivé been playing sports for at least 40 years and still active. Remember, be a team player and not an "I" player. Good Luck!