Win column elusive for Seguin baseball in rain-shortened tournament
(Cibolo, Fischer) – The Seguin High School baseball team came up short in all four of its games last Thursday and Friday at the Comal ISD Tournament.
The Matadors fell to Fort Bend-Clements 12-0 at Steele and Snyder 11-3 at Canyon Lake on the first day. Seguin dropped games to Hays 3-0 and Canyon Lake 8-6 on Friday, both at Canyon Lake. Saturday’s tournament games were rained out.
Juan Rodriguez, Brendon Burgess, and Joseph De La Cruz recorded the Matadors’ only hits in the loss to Fort Bend-Clements. Matt Weichold drove in a run against Snyder, while Marcos Villamil went 2-2 with a double. Camron Gutierrez and Hayden Haas each went 1-2, and Haas scored once.
Seguin scattered five hits and left seven runners stranded in the shutout loss to Hays on Friday. De La Cruz went 2-3, while Villamil, McCall, and Kendall Harborth each recorded a single. Cody Kachmar and Mason Mondin pitched well enough to keep the Mats in the game. Kachmar held the Rebels to two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in four innings. Mondin allowed a single run on three hits and struck out five in three relief frames.
The Matadors rallied from an early 5-0 deficit against Canyon Lake to pull within a single run, 7-6, by the middle of the fourth inning, but the Hawks tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth and held Seguin scoreless the rest of the way.
De La Cruz went 2-3 and drove in two runs against Canyon Lake. Haas and Cody Kachmar each went 2-3 and scored once. Gutierrez notched two RBIs, and Dalton Beeman drove in a run. Weichold hit a double, and Rodriguez recorded a base hit.
The Matadors (2-8) open the District 26-5A schedule tonight with a 7 p.m. road game in Lockhart. The game was originally scheduled for 'Smokey' Joe Williams Field in Seguin, but was moved due to wet field conditions.
Seguin softball goes 3-1 in Huber Ranch tourney, resumes district at Dripping Springs tonight
(Seguin) – Seguin’s annual home softball tournament at Huber Ranch concluded a day earlier than scheduled due to persistent rainfall on Saturday, but the Matadors can still chalk it up as a successful weekend after a 3-1 showing in Thursday and Friday’s action.
The Mats doubled up Madison 8-4 in Thursday’s opener, but fell to East Central for the third time this season, 11-5, in the second game. Seguin closed the event with two wins on Friday, run-ruling Harlandale 15-3 and edging Calallen 4-3.
Whitney Wendel and Jessica Teeple each drove in two runs Friday against Madison. Presley Pence went 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Kylee Osborne, Shyann Atchley, and Elyzabeth Raderstorf each drove in a run as well. Vanessa Garza earned the complete-game win, allowing the four Madison runs (two earned) on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in six innings.
East Central produced 11 runs on 12 hits against the Seguin pitching trio of Osborne, Garza, and Kamryn Kunkel. Wendel was a bright spot for the Mats at the plate, hitting a home run as part of 2-3 performance with three RBIs and two runs scored. Tate Smith went 1-3, scored twice, and drove in a run.
Wendel had a monster game in the win over Harlandale. Seguin’s senior catcher hit two more home runs to finish 4-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Jessi Herbold and Marissa Bradley homered as well, with each player going 2-3 and driving in three. Garza pitched two scoreless, hitless innings with two strikeouts and no walks, and Osborne worked the next two frames giving up three runs (only one earned) on two hits with one strikeout.
Osborne drove in Garza for the walk-off run in the bottom of the seventh Friday evening against Calallen. Bradley went 2-3 with two RBIs. Wendel went 2-4 with a double, drove in a run, and scored once. Garza went 2-4 with a triple, and Smith recorded a base hit and a run scored. Garza earned the complete-game win, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits with six strikeouts and only one walk in seven innings.
Seguin (8-8) resumes the District 26-5A schedule tonight with a 7 p.m. road game against the team that eliminated the Matadors in the second round of the UIL playoffs last season, Dripping Springs. Both teams are 1-0 in district play heading into the matchup.