AREA ROUNDUP: East baseball wins opener at Cuero tournament
Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.
CUERO - Victoria East picked up its first win of the season Thursday at the Cuero tournament, beating El Campo 9-2 behind Hunter Perkins' complete game, three-hit performance on the mound.
Perkins also helped himself at the plate with two doubles and four RBIs to lead the Titans.
Jonathan Ortega was 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs and a stolen base, while Tim Gleinser turned a hit and two walks into three runs.
Bo Talley took the loss for El Campo. East plays Bishop at 4:30 p.m. and Cuero at 7 p.m. in tournament play.
ST. JOSEPH PICKS UP TWO WINS
GONZALES - St. Joseph picked up its first two wins of the season Thursday behind a shutout from Jerry Vasquez over the host team, 5-0, and a strong performance from Sam Poland to lift the Flyers over Wimberley, 5-2.
Vasquez struck out 10 batters in a complete-game victory over Gonzales to open the tournament and was aided by Eric Alvarez, who was 2 for 4 at the plate with a stolen base, and A.J. Calvo, who was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
Poland struck out three in the second game and was aided by four double plays on defense to help the Flyers win. Alvarez was 1 for 4 in the game with an RBI and Michael Browner was 1 for 3 with a double.
The Flyers are back in action Friday.
WILLEMIN'S BIG DAY HELPS WEST WIN TWO
COLUMBUS - Cory Willemin helped West hit its way to a win in their first game at Columbus Tournament then helped pitch them to a second in the evening Thursday.
The Warriors (2-1) nailed 15 hits to beat Austin St. Stephens 12-2 Thursday, the first of two wins. They also held off Needville for their second win, 8-4.
Shane Kallman pitched a complete game and struck out seven batters in the first game. Koby Bynum added three hits, adding a double and three RBIs.
Willemin also picked up three hits at the plate, including his first home run of the season.
It was the start of a strong day for Willemin, who started the second game against Needville. In that game, along with a strong performance on the mound in which he delivered 20 first-pitch strikes and eight strikeouts in seven innings of work, Willemin also knocked in four runs in four at-bats against the Blue Jays.
Cody Cavazos was 3 for 3 at the plate with three doubles in the second game.
The Warriors had nine hits against Needville and took advantage of three errors. Needville got 10 hits, but did most of its damage in a three-run seventh inning at the end of the game.