Blanco’s summer squad baseball team recently completed their summer schedule, winning the Hill Country League Championship with a 10 and 2 record. Blanco competed against Llano, Wimberley, Bandera, Harper, and two teams from Fredericksburg. Blanco went 2 and 1 in the final two weeks of the season to wrap up the title.
On July 6, Blanco traveled to Fredericksburg and picked up a crucial 16 to 3 victory. Offensively, Blanco collected 18 hits and gave up just 6. Leading the way for Blanco was Brooks Wyatt, who was 4 for 4 with three runs and 2 RBIs. Also having a strong night were Tyler Treadaway, Shea Mangold, and Pete Chalico, as each collected three hits while combining for five runs and seven RBI’s. The following week, Blanco suffered their second loss of the summer to Wimberley in extra innings, falling 9 to 8. Once again, Brooks Wyatt led the way at the plate, along with Weston Copenhaven, as each collected two hits. Finally, Blanco closed out their schedule with a 14 to 7 win over Bandera. Tyler Treadaway and John Pepper led all hitters with two hits a piece. Corey Dowlearn also contributed in a big way with three RBIs.
For the summer, 18 players made up the Blanco team, which scored a total of 146 runs in just twelve games to claim the league championship by two games over Fredericksburg, which finished 8 and 4. Statistically, several Blanco players had a solid summer. Top five hitters included: John Pepper .700, Sam Isenberg .667, Brooks Wyatt .552, Tyler Treadaway .466, and Shea Mangold and Clint Dreyer tied at .428. Top five in runs scored were: Ethan Evans 20, Tyler Treadaway 18, Brooks Wyatt 17, and Shea Mangold and Sam Isenberg with 11 each. Leaders for RBIs consisted of: Brooks Wyatt 13, John Pepper 11, Shea Mangold 10, Matt Pepper 10, and Corey Dowlearn and Travis McClinton tied with 8. On the mound, several Blanco pitchers picked up strong innings, led by Keaton Dodd 19, Ethan Evans 18, Grady Childress 10 2/3, Josh Flores 10, Tyler Treadaway 5 1/3, and Shea Mangold and Clint Dreyer with five each. In addition, Blake West, John Pepper, Sam Isenberg, and Pete Chalico also put together several strong outings in relief.
The complete roster for Blanco’s team included: Pete Chalico, Colton Childress, Grady Childress, Weston Copenhaven, Keaton Dodd, Corey Dowlearn, Clint Dreyer, Ethan Evans, Josh Flores, Sam Isenberg, Shea Mangold, Travis McClinton, John Pepper, Matt Pepper, Kale Specht, Tyler Treadaway, Blake West, and Brooks Wyatt. Coaches were Aaron Lux and Kevin Treadaway.