SWEENY – Game one played in Houston of the 2A Regional Finals was all Bobcats as Refugio faced the No. 1 ranked Big Sandy Wildcats.
After a scoreless two innings Refugio struck in the third with Izac Canchola hitting a single and making the rounds to home after a couple of errors by Big Sandy.
The Bobcats lit the fire in the fifth inning with an RBI single by Jordan Kelley and a three-run homer by Austin Ochoa that is probably still hanging somewhere over North Texas today.
The Bobcats would seal game one scoring 5 more points to make it a 10-0 shutout.
With inclement weather expected in the Houston area, game two was relocated to Sweeny for the next day.
After a more than two-hour rain delay, the Bobcats looked to repeat their dominating win in game one of the best of three series in game 2 against top ranked Big Sandy.
The Bobcats jumped ahead 2-1 in the first inning but Big Sandy would just not go away.
The Wildcats tied the game 3-3 by the fourth inning and never looked back, scoring three more in the sixth to force a game 3.
Game three went on into the wee hours of Friday, graduation day for both schools, with Big Sandy taking control from the start.
With Big Sandy in the lead 3-0 in the third, Austin Ochoa blasted a solo home run to put the Bobcats on the board.
Unfortunately the Bobcats would not visit that board again until the sixth inning with Ethan Perez reaching home to make it 10-2.
“We knew it was going to be a hard game because we had them against the wall after Game One,” said Head Coach Jarod Kay.
With the loss comes a little heartache, but also a lot of confidence the Bobcats will return next season.
The team said goodbye to only one player after graduation, and with lessons learned, the team looks to come back to this round and win it.