Steers win 3 of 4 in weekend tournament at Steer Park

By: 
Steve Belvin
Staff Writer

Close games were abundant for the Big Spring Steers varsity baseball team as they hosted the Stephenville Yellowjackets and the Decatur Eagles in a last-minute tournament held Friday and Saturday at Steer Park. It turned out well for the Steers as they won three out of four games.
GAME 1
STEPHENVILLE 9, BIG SPRING 6
Despite out hitting the Yellowjackets 11-6, Big Spring let this one slip away. Trailing 6-5, the Yellowjackets scored five runs in the sixth inning to snatch the win from Big Spring.
Tristan Myrick started on the mound for Big Spring and lasted an inning. He allowed fours runs on two hits. He was followed by Chris Ibanez and Derrick Renteria. Ibanez pitched four-and-two third innings for the Steers.
Big Spring scored three runs in the fourth inning via hits by Noah Gonzales, Brayden Sizenbach. Jason Miramontes and Edward Aguilar.Noah Gonzales all had multiple hits for the Steers.
GAME 2
BIG SPRING 7, DECATUR 6
In this game the Steers made the comeback. Trailing 4-2 after five innings, Big Spring scored five runs in the sixth to win it. Aguilar's double drove in the winning run. First baseman, Cade Wash, had a big game for the Steers as he went three-for-four at the plate which included a double, and drove in four runs. Gonzales singled twice for Big Spring.
Renteria pitched five innings for the Steers, allowed four runs on five hits and struck out seven. Gonzales pitched the sixth inning for Big Spring and allowed two hits while striking out the side.
GAME 3
BIG SPRING 9, DECATUR 8
The Steers escaped in this one as they got out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh. The Decatur batter was caught looking at a called third strike from Big Spring pitcher Munoz.
The Steers scored two runs each in the second and third innings, and three runs in the sixth. Wash and Aguilar broke off two hits each and drove in two runs apiece
for Big Spring.
GAME 4
BIG SPRING 6, STEPHENVILLE  5
This one was an extra inning affair as Munoz singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
After Stephenville scored tree runs in the third, Big Spring answered right back with four runs in the bottom of the inning powered by doubles from Gonzales and Anthony Sarmiento.
Aguilar started on the mound for Big Spring.
The 12-hit Big Spring attack was paced by Wash, Gonzales and Van Fleet, all had three hits each.

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