JV1 Warhorse baseball 4-1 on the season

Devine’s JV1 baseball season has started their season out on the right foot winning four of five ballgames to start the year. After splitting their first two games against Pearsall and Somerset, JV1 has reeled off three consecutive victories over San Antonio Harlandale, Alamo Heights, and La Vernia.
vs Harlandale
Devine combined strong pitching performances by Alex Lockamy and Shayne Scarbrough along with smacking the baseball all over the field in their 12-0 shutout against Harlandale on March 4.
Lockamy got the win pitching two innings, striking out five, and allowing only one hit and one base on balls. He also scored three runs, and walked twice. Scarbrough pitched the final inning, striking out one and giving up a walk.
JV1 took an early 1-0 first inning lead and never looked back as they scored three more runs in the second, a whopping six in the third, and two more in the top of the sixth before the 10-run run-rule came into effect.
Henry Ramirez went 3-4 at the plate and knocked in two runs. Jaiden Alvarez was 2-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Elijah Contreras was also 2-2, while Anthony Saldivar picked up a hit and scored two runs in the 12-run whitewash of the Indians.
vs Alamo Heights
Devine’s bats stayed alive and well March 9 at Alamo Heights, especially in a 9-run fourth inning that turned the game upside down after JV1 found themselves down 4-2. The Horses went on to win 11-5.
The Horses collected seven hits, with each being a different Warhorse player. Anthony Saldivar, Jaiden Alvarez, Henry Ramirez, Jacob Rodriguez, Matthew Gomez, Alfredo Ramirez, and Elijah Contreras each reached on legitimate hits.
Contreras knocked in two runs while Saldivar, Alex Lockamy, Henry Ramirez, Kolt Hackebeil, Alfredo Ramirez each had an RBI of their own in the seven-run kicking of the Mules.
vs La Vernia
Devine’s third win in as many games was a 4-1 spring break win against visiting La Vernia at Warhorse Field. The Horses crossed the plate three times in the bottom of the first inning, and tacked on another in the fourth which was their final at bat.
The Horses put the ball in play often as they collected nine hits in four innings. Anthony Saldivar led the way at the plate going 3-3 with an RBI and one run scored. Carson Suhr went 2-for-2 while Jacob Rodriguez, Kolt Hackebeil, Mason Wallace, and Alex Lockamy each collected a hit as well. Hackebeil got the other RBI for the Warhorses.
Jaiden Alvarez got the win, giving up only a single earned run over five innings. He struck out six and walked one.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer