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Following a quick start to the season Pearsall’s young Mavericks were brought back to earth over the weekend as the team struggled in action at the South Texas Slugfest Tournament in Medina Valley.
Sporting a 5-0 mark, Pearsall dropped five straight games last week, losing a 4-2 decision to San Antonio Antonian on Tuesday, February 28 and four straight in tournament action over the weekend.
“After a very good first week of baseball for us, we really struggled this weekend,” Pearsall Head Coach Ray Talamantes said. “On Thursday we played two good games against the Antonian Apaches and Medina Valley Panthers and competed hard but came up a little short.”
Action on Friday and Saturday was completely different as the coach said his team could find almost nothing positive in lopsided losses to San Antonio Holmes and SA Brackenridge.
“Friday and Saturday was a little different story,” he said. “We struggled in all aspects of the game, defense and offense, losing two games by ten plus runs.
“After starting 5-0 this season, this past weekend humbled us a little as we finished off the week with an overall record of 5-5. To be honest, I think this will help us going into district, we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be and I believe we can get there if we just continue to focus on the little things.”
The Mavs’ week began with a non-district tilt against Antonio. The Apaches were steady throughout, taking a 2-0 lead in the first and made it 3-0 in the third.
Pearsall rallied to cut it to 3-2 in the fourth but Antonian plated a run in the fifth and held on for the 4-2 decision.
In action at the tournament, Pearsall dropped its opener to the Apaches in a rematch, falling 4-3 on Thursday, March 2. The team then fell 9-4 to the host Panthers.
The team struggled on Friday, losing a lopsided 13-3 decision to SA Holmes. The Huskies scored 13 runs in the first two innings en route to the 11-run win.
Brackenridge scored early and often in its 16-5 rout of the Mavericks on Saturday, scoring seven runs over the first three innings in building a 7-0 lead.
Pearsall was at Poth Tuesday evening in the final non-district contest of the season and will open league play Friday at home against Floresville.