MONT BELVIEU – Things are going just fine for the Barbers Hill baseball team even if it isn’t undefeated.
Head coach David Denny knows full well that in a sport where games come in torrents, it is ridiculous to expect a team to roll through a season without a loss, but consistency is to be expected.
So after wrapping up day two of his team’s own tournament with an 5-2 loss to Pearland Dawson, Denny was just fine with an 8-2 record heading into Saturday’s late contest against Galveston Ball.
“I am happy to be 8-2,” Denny said. “We have guys that are hurt and guys that are playing now that are still trying to earn a position. Right now, we are OK. We have some good wins.
“The two losses we have is because we didn’t compete, either at the plate or on the mound. The season is short and of you pass up seven innings and don’t get after it when playing a team is as good as you are, you are going to get beat.”
Barbers Hill beat Langham Creek, 8-4, Friday and fell behind 5-0 early to Dawson to be denied a sweep on the day.
“You are going to get hit in the mouth and you have to hit back,” Denny said. “When someone is punching us we don’t always punch back.”
With the Herrington Classic taking place this week and six games to play, Denny is prepared to tinker where need be.
“We got to find us an outfielder and we got to get everybody healthy,” Denny said. “Those two things mean a lot to us.”
Sterling stays hot at 8-1
The Rangers wrapped play in Pasadena with an easy win over the tournament hosts on Friday.
A six-run second inning did the damage for the Sterling team as Jacob Verdin closed the deal from the bump, striking out six and allowing two hits to earn the win.
Gentry Busch, Ryan Flores and Blake Russell all had two RBI apiece to lead the offense which mustered 11 hits.
“We played very well and Jacob carried a perfect game into the fifth inning,” RSS head coach Adam Shibley said.
REL gets third win
The Ganders are 3-3 this season after a resounding 20-0 victory over Willowridge in Baytown.
Sam Balandran and Blake White both had three RBI to lead the REL offense while Alex Moreno, Eric Ortiz and Jake Vasquez added two RBI each.
Ten different players had at least one hit during the 15-hit parade by REL.
Zach Bogle pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out seven for the win.
GCM drops heartbreaker
Brenham scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a tie and hold off visiting Goose Creek Memorial, 5-4, Friday.
GCM (3-8) managed eight hits and got an RBI apiece from Alex Aleman, Noah Butler and Brayden Murphy.
Aleman and Butler also each registered a double.