Sinton’s baseball team routs Calallen in game against top-ranked teams
The crowd started marching more than 90 minutes before the posted game time at Steve Chapman Field on Friday night. Sinton and Callallen fans mingled with Bishop and Palmview fans as their match started late and was over.
The Bishop-Palmview game looked almost like a main event undercard between the Pirates and the Wildcats as the final drink on day two of the annual Calallen Wildcat Classic. The Badgers and Lobos provided a thriller as Palmview won their batting final.
Unfortunately for the crowd gathered on Friday, it was the final thrilling moment of the evening, unless you’re a Sinton Pirate fan. The Pirates flexed their top-ranked muscle against one of Callallen’s younger pitchers and won 11-3.
Sinton’s Braeden Brown, who could be considered the No. 3 starter for the Pirates after Blake Mitchell and Wyatt Wiatrek, was solid in a five-inning performance. Jaquae Stewart’s gigantic three-run homer to right field provided an early offensive spark followed by Rylan Galvan’s two-run bomb in the third that helped spark the rout.
“I just felt comfortable today,” Stewart said. “It was just to not try to overdo it and let my hands work and take care of themselves. I feel like jumping on it early on really set the tone for everyone. is just a good thing to do, start early.
It’s hard to define whether this was a decisive victory for the Pirates against a team they could potentially see in early June, as Calallen’s two top pitchers, Justin Lamkin and Roberto Perez, had already pitched earlier. in the tournament. And it was one of five games the Pirates would play this week after playing one game in their tournament last week, and the chance of playing multiple games in multiple days was greater than any opponent.
“We needed to play these games,” Sinton coach Adrian Alaniz said. “We knew that at the start of this week we had five games in three days, and we were only able to play one game last week. Regardless of the opponent, our mindset was to go out there and try to get better and see some quality baseball and work on us.
But it’s still a win over Callallen, and one the Pirates will take for the rest of the season.
“You can’t really say too much, it’s still pre-season but everyone starts to grow and you go from there,” Stewart said. “We are certainly not at our highest level, we still have to fine-tune some things, but we will certainly improve as the year progresses.”
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Len Hayward is sports director for the USA Today Sports Network region and sports editor for Caller-Times. Support more coverage like this by checking out our subscription options and special offers at Caller.com/subscribe
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