Bucs sweep non-conference double-header
Freshman Vesely goes perfect 5-for-5 on the day
AUSTIN, Texas – It was a perfect afternoon for freshman Hayden Vesely and the Blinn Buccaneers on Tuesday.
Vesely went 5-for-5 and Blinn defeated Concordia University Texas 7-2 and 4-3 in a non-conference double-header that served as a warm-up for the Buccaneers’ Region XIV Conference series against Angelina College beginning Thursday.
Vesely paced the Bucs with three hits in the opening game and freshman Eric Wood went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Holden Cammack also drove in a run for the Bucs in support of left-hander Kyle Mueller. Mueller threw four innings, allowing two earned runs.
The Bucs picked up a one-run victory in the second game thanks to an inside-the-park home run from sophomore outfielder Markus Carr, who rounded the bases after his line drive eluded a diving left fielder. Vesely went 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Jake Kane and J.C. Neighbors also drove in runs for the Bucs.
Garrett Logan was 2-for-4, and Kevin Daniels and D’Andre Heggie each had hits.
Taylor Cobb threw an inning in relief to earn the win, and Karl Malecek went three innings, allowing one run.
The Bucs host Angelina at 5 p.m. Thursday at Leroy Dreyer Field. Sophomore Trevor Seidenberger will take the mound for the Buccaneers. The final two games of the series will be played beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lufkin.
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