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Victoria East and West meet for the sixth time in their three year history tonight, with West leading the all-time series 4-1 (the two teams met outside of district play last year, facing off in the VISD tournament.) Here are a few notes for tonight's game:

WEST'S 30-4A WINNING STREAK: The Warriors come into the game winners of their last 17 district baseball games going back to 2010. A lot of that was with stars Miles Manning and Jordan Pacheco on the mound for them. This year, the Warriors are hoping to keep that streak going in a tougher district that includes an always tough Titans team and Calallen, which is one of the top Class 4A teams in the state. Cory Willemin and Jack Riggs have been big at the plate for the Warriors this season.

LOSSES ENTERING THE GAME: East didn't have a good Wednesday, allowing nine runs in the first inning to a Rockport-Fulton team that struggled in the VISD tournament and really, for much of this season. The Warriors didn't fair much better after Wednesday's game against Corpus Christi King, a 9-4 loss. Both teams will look to bounce back and get into the win column.

RESURGENT TITANS: Credit to the job Wes Kolle and his coaching staff have done this season with getting the Titans prepared to make a run. The Titans are 9-8-1 and have given a talented Corpus Christi Carroll squad a run for its money once in two games, and didn't let them get away the second time. The team is full of talent this year, with Jonathan Ortega (.491 BA, 3 triples, 11 steals) and Tim Gleinser (.366 batting average, 2 homers) hitting the cover off the ball. Ryan Williams has gone 26 2/3 innings this season without allowing an earned run this season, according to the team's stats on Maxpreps.


Read more about East's Hunter Perkins and West's Cory Willemin before the game, by reporter Taylor Mitchell.

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