Seidenberger K’s 11 as Buccaneers roll
Four Bucs have multiple hits in 11-1 win over Wharton County
BRENHAM, Texas – The Blinn Buccaneers looked pretty darn super on Super Bowl Sunday.
Sophomore left-hander Trevor Seidenberger struck out 11 batters over six innings and freshman Josh Garza drove in a pair of runs on three hits as the Buccaneer baseball team defeated Wharton County Junior College 11-1 at Leroy Dreyer Field.
“It was a complete game for us,” Blinn coach Harvey McIntyre said. “We pitched, we swung the bats and we played defense. We talked to our hitters about keeping it simple and just put some balls in play to get us going again and we worked.”
The Buccaneers rallied for seven runs in the fifth inning to end the game via mercy rule after seven innings. The Bucs had 14 hits for the game as four players finished with multiple base hits.
Freshman Eric Wood went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs and sophomore Eric Preuss went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Sophomore outfielder Markus Carr went 2-for-4 and sophomore shortstop Jake Kane drove in a pair of runs.
Seidenberger scattered five hits, allowing one earned run over six innings. Christian DeLeon struck out two batters in a scoreless seventh inning to close the game.
The win improved the Buccaneers to 3-3 on the season. All six of their games have counted toward their Region XIV mark.
Blinn returns to the diamond Thursday when it plays Angelina College at 5 p.m. in Lufkin, then returns home to Leroy Dreyer Field Saturday with a 3 p.m. double-header against the Roadrunners.