JV Warhorses’ comeback falls short

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The JV Warhorses fell behind five runs early, and despite a valiant comeback attempt, lost to Pearsall 7-5.
The JV Mavericks scored three runs in the 1st inning and two runs in the 2nd inning, thanks largely to Devine miscues, including three errors, three walks, and a hit batter. Pearsall had just one hit over those two innings.
Devine got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning. Tristin Cruz singled to center, stole second, and scored on Joey Seguin’s line drive to shortstop that drew an error. Chad Lawson moved Seguin to third on a groundout to the pitcher, and Seguin scored on Brady Harrell’s single to third to cut Pearsall’s lead to 5-2.
Pearsall scored another run on an error in the bottom of the 3rd inning, and scored their last run of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning thanks to two singles, a walk, and a hit batter to take a 7-2 lead.
The JV Warhorses rallied for three runs in the top of the 5th inning. Lawson led things off with a line drive single to left, and Harrell followed with a hard groundball single to shortstop. Tristan Kramer’s one-out single to right drove in both Lawson and Harrell, and after stealing second, Kramer scored when Jordan Degollado put the ball into play and drew an error from the JV Mavericks’ shortstop. Pearsall closed out the 7-5 win with a fielder’s choice force out.
Devine outhit Pearsall 8 to 5, but also had five errors to just two by the JV Mavericks. Both teams left six runners on base.
Batting: Seguin 0-3; Lawson 1-3; Harrell 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Luke Ricord 1-3; Alex Rubendall 0-1; Kramer 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 SB; Joseph Guajardo 1-3; Degollado 0-2, 1 BB; Dakota Wofford 0-2; Cruz 2-2, 1 SB.
Pitching: Harrell 3.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts; Ricord 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout.
Upcoming games
The JV Warhorses travel to Lytle on Friday, April 7, and host Carrizo Springs on Tuesday, April 11. Both games are scheduled for 4:30 pm.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer