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Bears drop non-district game




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Mark Walton
April 13, 2011 | 1,430 views | Post a comment

LA VERNIA -- Without a game that is usually scheduled on Tuesdays, the Bears decided to invite the Hallettsville Brahmas for a pickup game last Monday evening, April 4.

Although it was a beautiful sunny day, a front blew in earlier in the afternoon, bringing with it 20-mph-plus winds. Strong winds usually come into play when outfielders try to figure out how to play a routine fly ball, and it indeed came into play in the third inning for the Bears’ left fielder.

The Brahmas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and the Bears couldn’t manufacture any runs. La Vernia left several men stranded on base, and just couldn’t put together the hits needed to bring them across home plate.

The strong north wind came into play with the Brahmas batting and the bases loaded with two outs. On a routine fly for what should have been the third out, the Bears’ left fielder misjudged the ball in the stiff swirling wind, turning the dropped ball into 3 runs for Hallettsville, which increased its lead to 5-0. The Brahmas continued their two-out rally, putting runners on base, and scored 1 more run on an error at second base -- increasing their lead to 6-0.

Senior Brandon Velez, the starting pitcher for the Bears, went five strong innings and only allowed the early two scores for the Brahmas. The Bears then brought Ryan McBride and Kyle Gaylord in as relief for an inning apiece. The Bears were able to put together 4 runs and the Brahmas scored 1 more run to end the game at 7-4 in favor of Hallettsville.

The Bears pitched and played well enough to win the game, but two costly errors in one inning and too many stranded base runners cost La Vernia the game.

The Bears were scheduled to travel to Cuero April 8 to face the Gobblers in district play. La Vernia’s record was 4-2 prior to that game, putting them in second place behind Cuero and Yoakum at 6-1 each.
 

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