The Brownwood Cardinals scored early and made those runs stand up late in their 4-2 victory over the Sidewinders of Bosqueville in TTAB Junior Midgets state tournament action Monday night at the Camp Bowie Sports Complex.
The Cardinals - playing their first game of the tournament following a bye - tallied the game’s first four runs.
After Bosqueville pitcher Timothy Brumett retired the Cards in order in the first, they struck for a pair of runs in the top of the second inning.
Blaine Hughes led off the second with a walk, then Hayden Donahoo was hit by a pitch. Both runners scored on wild pitches thrown during Jace Wiley’s trip to the plate.
The Cardinals added a run to push their lead to 3-0 in the third inning. With two outs, Rylan Reagan doubled and moved to third base on a throwing error, then scored on a wild pitch during Hughes’ at-bat.
Brownwood’s final run scored in the top of the fifth inning as Ben Pennington reached on a two-out infield single ahead of Reagan’s RBI triple to deep left field.
Bosqueville stranded eight base runners in the first three innings and saw the fourth inning end on a double play.
Hughes started on the mound for the Cardinals and was relieved by Pennington with two outs in the second inning. Reagan then came on and recorded the final two outs in the sixth.