Sealy splits Ferrell Classic

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The Tigers headed to Conroe ISD to compete in the Ferrell Classic along with other schools from the Houston area last weekend with a small winning streak intact.

Klein Oak was the first opponent in the way of that run and the Panthers were not able to keep up as the Tigers eventually overpowered the home team with a four-run inning.

To start the game, Sealy loaded the bases in the top of the first but only managed to bring one run in on a groundout from Chaplin Moore.

A similar situation came about in the third inning where runners made their way to scoring position and it was Arturo Hernandez who dealt the damage that time, scoring Tyler Hennessey who got on base after being hit by a pitch.

Klein Oak tied the game up in the bottom of that inning thanks to a two-RBI single from Tyler Thompson and the Tigers did one thing in response; score.

The top of the fifth saw four runs come across the plate with Hennessey picking up his second run scored on a stolen base before Moore picked up his second RBI with a single that scored Garrett Redden before the pitcher made his way to the plate.

Rhys Reichardt had just given up the tying run in the game and answered by bringing around a pair of runs himself with a double to the wall in right-center to score Moore and Garret Zaskoda.

After that, Reichardt’s day was done on the hill and Carter Cryan took over where he struck out the first and last batters he faced and although he also gave up a pair of runs in between the final strikeout shut the late Panther rally down to grab the fourth win in a row for the Tigers.

However, the next day brought a Klein team that used the win that snapped Sealy’s streak to start a winning run of their own.

The Bearkats got up early with a five-run lead and the Tigers were only able to chip away a couple runs only for Klein to take two back to make the final score 8-2.

Later on that day was another matchup for Sealy, this one against Jersey Village where the Tigers did not hold back, racing out to a seven-run lead in the first four innings.

Hunter Clark and Arturo Hernandez notched RBI before a three-run explosion in the fourth inning.

Hernandez grabbed another two RBI before Moore brought him around, both registering doubles to add to the total.

The Falcons grabbed a pair back and Sealy just added four more in the final inning to push the final score to 11-2, bouncing back from only the second loss of the season.

The Tigers returned for the final day of competition on Saturday where Klein Collins was the opponent and for a while it had looked as though Sealy was cruising ahead.

The visitors took a 5-0 lead into the fourth, but the Tigers of Klein Collins responded with a pair of two-run innings to make things interesting going into the final inning of play.

Sealy added an insurance run and held a 6-4 lead going into the home half of the seventh.

The first two batters got on for Klein Collins and the third man up ended the game with one swing, sending the ball over the fence in left field to walk the host Tigers off, 7-6.

Sealy gets to bounce back at the end of this week with another tournament, this one in La Grange with Bellville, Waller, Golidad and La Vernia on the schedule for the three-day tournament. The Tigers sit with a 6-3 record heading into that stretch before taking on the No. 2 Sweeny Bulldogs again during spring break the following week.

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