Boys sweep Bishop tourney
The Marlins came back from the Bishop tournament on Friday, March 9, with two wins under their belts under what coach Brian Flack called “miserable conditions.”
The temperature was 48 degrees and it was drizzling, Flack said, and players were in it for six straight hours.
Nevertheless, the Marlins notched a 14-1 victory over Kingsville Academy under the UIL’s 10-run rule and squeezed out a 4-3 win over a 3A Mathis team.
Tournament games scheduled for Saturday, March 10, were canceled because of the weather.
Jake Roberts started on the mound against Kingsville and took the win, striking out five batters in three innings. He walked three and allowed no hits, but permitting one run.
John Amundsen picked up the pitching duties for the remaining two innings, striking out two, walking none and allowing no hits.
Scoring was spread among the Port Aransas batters: Caleb Rogers went two for four with three RBIs, Alex Groseclose was two for three with two RBIs and a walk, Tyler Pate went two for four with two RBIs, Roberts was two for three with two RBIs and a sacrifice out, Andrew Follett got three hits and two RBIs in four at-bats and Thomas Winton picked up an RBI while getting two hits in three trips to the plate.
The scoring was spread through the game as well, with the Marlins scoring in each of the five innings played.
Tyler Pate started on the mound against the Mathis Pirates, going three innings and striking out three. He walked three and allowed two runs with no hits.
Rogers took over in the fourth, striking out two, walking one and allowing one hit but no runs.
Andrew Groseclose picked up the win, going three innings with two strikeouts and one hit, one walk and one run.
Mathis took an early lead, going into the second inning with a 2-1 advantage. However, the Marlins answered that in the third, and the game remained tied 2-2 until the seventh inning, when each team scored a run.
The game then went into the eighth inning, until the Marlins broke a 3-3 tie with the winning run.
Alex Groseclose, Pate, Roberts and Winton were all two for four; Blue Shodrock was one for four.