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Varsity Works Hard, Falls Short
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 • Posted March 3, 2009

The Ingram Warriors defeated Llano JV in the finals.

Texas Military Institute defeated Blanco in the 3rd place game.

Blanco defeated the Blanco JV team 11-0

Ethan Evans got the win for the Varsity, he went 2 innings. Brooks Wyatt and Travis McClinton each went an inning.

John Pepper provided the punch on offense as he went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and knocked in 6 runs. Lance Gottardy was 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI.

Kevin Gray was 2 for 3 scoring 3 runs and Brooks Wyatt and Blake West each had a hit for the Panthers.

The Panthers faced Florence in game 2 and defeated them 6-0.

Keaton Dodd went 5 strong innings to earn his 1st win of the year.

Blake West was perfect at the plate going 3 for 3. Brooks Wyatt, John Pepper and Austin Deshane all had 2 hits.

Blanco defeated TMI 6-2.

Michael Cummings went 6 innings giving up 5 hits and striking out 1 to earn the win for the Panthers.

Blanco only managed 4 hits during the game. Lance Gottardy was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI. Kevin Gray singled and plated 2 runs and stole 2 bags, and Brooks Wyatt singled.

Blanco played Llano JV and lost 5-2

Blake West went 4 2/3 innings and scattered 4 hits and walked 3. Kevin Gray came in relief and picked up the loss.

Blanco's bats went silent as they only had 4 hits. Lance Gottardy and Keaton Dodd both doubled and Kevin Gray and Blake West both had singles.

Blanco lost the 3rd place game to TMI by the score of 5-1.

Lance Gottardy went 6 strong innings striking out 7 and scattering 6 hits.

Once again the Blanco offense did not make much noise as they only managed 3 hits. Brooks Wyatt, Ethan Evans, and Cory Dowlearn all had singles.

Lance Gottardy and John Pepper were all tournament.

Blanco is 4 and 2 on the year.

A special thanks goes out to the following for their donations towards the tournament trophies: Myane Realty, Riley's Barbeque Blanco Floral, Farm Bureau Insurance, Blanco National Bank and K & C Supply.

Also a special thanks goes out to all of the concession stand workers and cooks that made the tournament a success.

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