The Bandera Bulldog Baseball team earned their first win since March 12, 2020, in February 22’s 10-0 shutout against the Poteet Aggies, which the Bulldogs closed in five innings with the ten-run rule in effect.
The crowd was small but enjoyed an exciting game and were treated to a superior performance by the Bulldogs. If baseball is said to be a game of numbers, then the Dogs had all of them on their side in this game.
Barrett Waid threw five straight innings, giving up three hits and striking out ten.
Waid's confidence grew by the inning as he was able to use all of his pitches to shut down Poteet.
The Poteet pitchers had no answer for Bandera's offense. The Bulldogs were patient at the plate and aggressive on the bases, which led to ten runs in four innings.
Fields remarked, "Offensively, we were able to put together a bunch of hits and put pressure on the bases to keep putting runs on the board."
Pat Cizek went 3-3 with a double, two runs scored, and one RBI. Barrett Waid batted 1-3 with a run scored. Riley Haley went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Dylan Gherman scored two runs and had three RBI's as he went 2 for 3 with a triple.
Jesse Cardenas was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Randon Wheeler went 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored. Jackson Vogel was 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and the only steal for the Bulldogs on the night.
Caleb Hohon was solid behind the plate to help keep Poteet in check.
Coach Fields also stated, "We played great defense tonight. Caleb Hohon, Jesse Cardenas and Pat Cizek all made plays to help aid Barrett secure the shutout."
The Bulldogs were back in action on Friday, February 24, against Harlandale in the SAISD tournament, where they defeated the Indians 5-2. Cizek threw eight strikeouts in that game. The tournament’s remaining games were cancelled due to weather.
The team played at home on March 1 against Ingram. Scores were not available at press time. As of press time, the team’s record is 2-1.