WHARTON, TX -- The Blinn Buccaneers posted double-digit hits for the fourth consecutive game, but it was starting pitcher Trevor Seidenberger who stole the show Friday afternoon in an 8-2 victory over the Wharton County Pioneers.
Seidenberger, a sophomore lefthander from Pflugerville Hendrickson, threw seven shutout innings, striking out nine batters without granting a walk. The Pioneers managed just five hits off him.
“He showed the breaking ball, but he beat them early and often with the fastball,” Blinn coach Harvey McIntyre said.
Seidenberger entered the game as one of the top pitchers in the Region XIV Conference, sporting a 2.63 ERA with 53 strikeouts through 41 innings. McIntyre said Seidenberger could have gone even deeper in the game, but he expects the southpaw to pitch on Thursday when the Bucs open a series against Angelina College.
Michael Vielma, another southpaw, threw the final two innings for the Buccaneers.
Sophomore outfielder Markus Carr paced the Buccaneers’ 14-hit attack with a 3-for-5 afternoon, while Kevin Daniels, Eric Preuss and Eric Wood each went 2-for-5. J.C. Neighbors went 2-for-4.
The Bucs also posted double-digit hit totals in their three-game sweep of Alvin Community College last week.
“That’s impressive, no doubt, but the thing that impressed me tonight was we struck out just once,” McIntyre said. “They’ve done an outstanding job the last couple of games of having a good approach and letting the ball get deep in the zone. The results speak for themselves.”
The wins improved the Buccaneers to 19-10 on the season and 12-8 in conference. Blinn has won five of its last six games.
The Bucs host Wharton County for a 2 p.m. double-header Saturday at Leroy Dreyer Field in Brenham.
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