Eagles win final two games before going on hiatus



Austin Guillespie crosses home plate in Pleasanton’s game against Crystal City. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Austin Guillespie crosses home plate in Pleasanton’s game against Crystal City. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Pleasanton Eagles baseball team entered the UIL’s hiatus on a two-game winning streak after winning their final two games of the Pearsall tournament over the weekend.

After dropping their tournament opener to Crystal City 5-4 on Thursday, Pleasanton (5-7) would beat Pearsall 7-4 on Thursday and Lytle 4-3 on Friday before the UIL announced a two-week halt in play.

After falling behind 5-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Eagles answered with four unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings thanks to RBIs from Dalton Hobbs and Daniel Valadez.

Valadez, who pinch hit for Garrett Lopez, was 1-for-1 at the plate with two RBIs. Hobbs was 1-for- 1 with an RBI in the loss.

In the 7-4 win over Pearsall, the Eagles weathered a comeback attempt from the Mavericks. Leading 6-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Eagles allowed four runs to cut the margin to 6-4 with Roman Cuevas on the mound.

Cuevas picked up the win after going 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

Cole Weichering was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a home run to his name. Lopez, Valadez, Sean Ramos, Kameron Parks and Devin Perez each had a hit as well.

Ramos played the hero in their final game with a walk-off walk to beat Lytle in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Ramos’ RBI walk drove in the third run of the inning and helped Pleasanton erase a 3-1 deficit in the final frame of the inning.

Hobbs, who came on for one inning in relief of Max Sauceda, picked up the win after allowing one run on one hit with one strikeout. Sauceda put in five innings of work, allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts over that time.

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