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The Pleasanton baseball team won its first three games of the Floresville tournament but ended up 3-2 overall after dropping the last two.

The Eagles opened the John Velasquez Tiger Baseball Classic with a 4-2 win over Victoria West. Pleasanton got a complete-game performance from Hilton Mehrmann, who allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out 10. He also allowed two walks in the win.

The Warriors tied the game at 2 with a run in the fifth. Pleasanton responded with a Cole Wiechring sac fly and single by Derek Delgado to take a two-run lead in the sixth.

Delgado had two hits, as did Cristian Gaytan.

The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a 13-0 win over the Floresville JV team to end the first day of the tournament.

Delgado and Deryian Martinez each had a team-high three RBIs. Delgado had two doubles, going 3 for 4. Martinez and Keith Cordova each hit a double as well, the latter picking up two RBIs.

Mehrmann hit a triple, going 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Pleasanton kept its offense rolling Friday afternoon, downing San Antonio Lanier 13-3 behind 11 hits.

The Eagles put up eight runs in the second, and the teams reached the time limit after three innings.

Martinez and Justin Rangel each had three RBIs, the latter hitting a double. Martinez went 2 for 2. Gaytan was also 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Jordan Bosquez hit a double as well.

Aaron Perez allowed three earned runs on two hits, striking out eight.

Pleasanton closed Friday with a tight 2-1 loss to Floresville. The Eagles scored in the fifth but could not climb out of a 2-0 hole after three innings.

Delgado allowed one earned run on seven hits, striking out six.

Pleasanton had six hits and seven strikeouts as a team.

The Eagles again struggled on offense in a 12-0 semifinal loss to Victoria West on Saturday to end the tournament. The Warriors limited Pleasanton to three hits.

Victoria West scored 11 runs in the second to establish an insurmountable lead.

Earlier in the week, the Eagles (5-4 overall) overcame a three-run deficit against Dilley. Pleasanton scored five in the sixth to top the Wolves 5-3 at the Eagle Complex on Feb. 27.

Rangel opened the Eagles’ scoring with a bases-loaded bunt, and Martinez tied the game on a two-run double. Pleasanton scored the go-ahead run on an error before a Perez double extended the lead.

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