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Coleman Bluecats grabbed an early lead on its way to a 16-9 victory over the Anson Tigers on Monday. Coleman collected 14 hits and Anson had 12 in the high-scoring affair.

Anson scored first with 2 runs in the 1st inning. Coleman’s at bat began with two walks, putting Kaden Johnson and Jadin Jackson on. Then Ryland Gentry grounded out advancing both runners. While Jorge Salas was at the plate, Johnson scored on a wild pitch. (Coleman 1 – Anson 2) J Salas was then hit by a pitch, keeping Jackson at 2nd, keeping two runners on.

While Blaze Hronek was at bat Jackson and J Salas stole bases, to 3rd and 2nd respectively. Hronek then singled on a ground ball to 3rd, scoring Jackson and advancing J Salas. (2-2) While Paul Salas was at the plate, J Salas scored on a steal home.  (Read more below...)

The score was 3-2, Coleman up at the end of the 1st inning. Anson’s at bat in the top of the 2nd was a short three up, three out with Paul Salas on the mound.

Coleman began the 2nd inning with another walk, putting Brayden Torres on base. Johnson and Jackson ended up with strikeouts, but Torres advanced to 3rd on a passed ball and a wild pitch. Torres scored on a passed ball (4-2) before Braylon Stewart singled to get on base.

Still in the 2nd, J Salas doubled scoring Stewart (5-2) and, while Hronek was at bat, J Salas scored on a passed ball. The inning ended with Coleman up 6-2.

Anson managed to score 3 runs in the top of the 3rd getting within 1 run, 6-5. But Coleman came back with a vengeance.

P Salas started the 3rd inning with a single. Garrett Smith then hit a single on a ground ball to shortstop. Skyler Clark was then hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Torres was walked, scoring 1 run (7-5). Johnson grounded into a fielder’s choice scoring Smith. (8-5) Clark was thrown out, but Torres and Johnson were on base. After Jackson popped out, Stewart singled to 3rd base, scoring Torres (9-5).  (Read more below...)

Still in the 3rd, J Salas walked, loading the bases again. While Hronek was at bat, Johnson scored on a wild pitch (10-5). Then Hronek hit a hard ground ball to center field, scoring J Salas and Stewart (12-5).

Torres, Johnson, Stewart, and Hronek each had RBIs in the big inning.

Anson came back in the 5th to score 4 (12-9), but Coleman scored three more in that inning (15-9) and another one in the final inning to make the score 16-9 when the game was called after six.

Paul Salas got the win for the Bluecats. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing 12 hits and nine runs while striking out four. Johnson threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen with no hits or runs, one walk and two strikeouts.

Anthony Hernandez took the loss for Anson. The hurler lasted one inning, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out one. Tyler Wilburn started the game for the Tigers, lasting four innings, allowing 11 hits and 12 runs while striking out eight.

Coleman racked up 14 hits. Kaden Johnson, Skyler Clark, Garrett Smith, Paul Salas, Jorge Salas, Blaze Hronek, and Braylon Stewart all had two hits to lead the Coleman bats. J Salas and Stewart led the Bluecats with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases for the team.

The Bluecats are now scheduled to head out to a Forsan/ Coahoma tournament, set to begin on Friday, March 10th. We will publish a schedule when available. Go Bluecats!

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