Another weekend saw another tournament for the Sealy Tiger baseball squad, and another successful one at that.
Bellville, Waller, Goliad and La Vernia were all on the schedule but it didn’t quite matter who it was, the Tigers weren’t going to go down.
Rhys Reichardt took the bump for the first game and although he surrendered a run to the Brahmas in the top half of the first, his offense came back and got him five runs over the next two innings to supply a healthy lead.
However, that margin was chipped into with singular runs in the next two innings although Garrett Redden supplied an RBI to retain the advantage.
When it was all said and done Sealy held an 8-3 lead to notch another win in Reichardt’s favor, his third in as many chances, after a two-strikeout performance against rival Bellville.
The Bulldogs of Waller were the next opponent up and produced a much tighter contest.
The first two innings saw the teams exchange blows, but the Tigers remained on top, 3-2, and did not stop there.
Another run in each of the next two innings made the scoreboard operator put 5-2 in the score portion after four full and that’s when the Bulldogs came to.
Waller grabbed one run in the fifth and another three in the sixth and final inning, taking a 6-5 lead although Sealy still had a say before it was over.
Hunter Havel reached on a dropped third strike and was pinch-ran for by James Gassiott. Three consecutive singles brought around both Gassiott and Alan Anderson before Redden supplied a sacrifice fly to score Hunter Kelley to make the score 8-6 before the final out was recorded.
The Tigers from Sealy raced out to four runs in the bottom of the second inning in the matchup with the Tigers from Goliad, although the visitors answered right back the next inning.
Goliad led off with a walk and was followed by a slew of base hits before Sealy managed the third out of the inning with the score now tied at four.
However, those would be the last runs scored by the visiting Tigers.
Arturo Hernandez was hit by a pitch and worked his way all the way around the bases to break the tie in the home half of the third before two more runs hit the plate in the fourth inning, pushing the score to its eventual resting place at 7-4.
The final game in the slate for Sealy proved to be the most exciting with a late hit doing a majority of the damage, lifting the Tigers to another victory in La Grange.
The Bears from La Vernia grabbed a pair right off the bat in the top of the first and added three more runs in the fifth, putting the pressure on the Tigers who trailed 5-0.
Kelley provided a two-RBI double and Sealy didn’t stop there, eventually loading the bases.
Tyler Hennessey, Redden and Hernandez all made their way on for Chaplin Moore to step to the plate. Moore lifted a shot to left-center field and it continued to rise, eventually clearing the wall and emptying the bases, emphatically taking a 7-5 lead with time running out.
Carter Cryan got the final six outs of the game and registered his last of six strikeouts and the Tigers nailed down another come-from-behind victory, marking their fourth game in a row that ended with a win.
The Sealy baseball squad will not be taking a vacation with the rest of the spring breakers this week as a matchup with Sweeny and the district-opening game against Wharton are both on tap for the week out of school.