The Hornets finished up their tournament/ pre-season schedule this past weekend. The Hornets played well and were 2-1 in the tournament when the tournament was cancelled Friday after their first game of the day.
The Hornets started the tournament Thursday against Boerne. Steven Barrera was on the hill for the Hornets. He surrendered five runs on five hits over four innings, striking out one. Jacob Ovalle threw three innings out of the bullpen allowing 3 runs to score. East Central tallied five hits on the day scoring 5 runs. Robert Sierra and Miesse each had multiple hits for the Hornets. Boerne outscored the Hornets 8-5 handing the Hornets their 5th loss of the season.
The Hornets bounced back in their second game of the day against Lake Travis with a 4-0 shutout victory. Luna earned the victory on the mound for East Central handing Lake Travis only their second loss on the season. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out nine. Justin Gutierez blasted a solo homerun in the second inning to add to the Hornets lead. Robert Sierra led the Hornets with two hits in three at bats. East Central was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.
The Hornets opened Friday with a 10-3 victory over a tough Eagle Pass team. East Central put up five runs in the second, Nevan Smith singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Ovalle singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, and Barrera doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Logan Taylor was credited with the victory for the Hornets. He went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out five. Ovalle threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen allowing one. East Central racked up ten hits. Robert Sierra and Ovalle all managed multiple hits for the Hornets. Sierra led East Central with three hits in three at bats.
The tournament was cancelled immediately after the game.
Thanks to the maintenance and field crew who helped prepare the field before and after all the games for the tournament. Thanks again to all the parents and fans who cheered on the boys throughout the tournament. Go Hornets!