Coyotes face St. Mary’s Hall in Tivy tournament opener

Today at Kerrville, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin action in the Joseph A. Tivy Baseball Classic.

The Coyotes will take on the San Antonio St. Mary’s Hall Barons in a game set for a noon start.

At 7 p.m. today, the Coyotes will play their second game of the tournament when they take on the Schertz St. John Paul II Guardians.

Tomorrow, the Coyotes will resume play with a 3:30 p.m. matchup against the Tivy Antlers.

On Saturday, the Coyotes will face a rematch against St. Mary’s Hall at 11 a.m.

Coach Ricky Salazar’s Coyotes, 5-2-1 for the season, will enter play today following weekend action in the rain-shortened Mira’s South Texas Classic tournament at Corpus Christi.

The Coyotes won their first two games of the tournament last Thursday.

They lost their first game Friday, but came back to post a tie in the second game.

Tourney action Saturday was canceled because of inclement weather.

“Overall it was a good tournament for us,” said Coach Salazar. “Against Northside, we got off to a 7-0 lead, but allowed them to come back and take an 8-7 lead. But our kids battled back to post a victory. Our kids did a good job of overcoming adversity against a good-hitting Northside team,” said Salazar.

In their tourney opener, the Coyotes crushed the Kingsville Brahmas 12-0.

Mitchell Henderson pitched a four-hit shutout. He stuck out three batters.

Joey Valerio posted two hits and drove in four runs.

Jacob Treviño had two hits and drove in three runs.

Matthew Sandoval recorded one hit.

In their second game of, the Coyotes edged the Houston Northside Falcons in an 11-10 thriller.

Joey Valerio, Michael Mata and Matthew Sandoval each came up with two hits and drove in a pair of Uvalde runs. Valerio hit a home run.

Brandon Flores also contributed two hits, while Jacob Treviño had one hit and drove in a run.

Jacob Treviño and Matthew Sandoval combined mound efforts for the Coyotes. The each chalked up three strikeouts.

In their lone loss of the tournament, the Coyotes dropped a 5-1 decision to the Corpus Christi Carroll Tigers.

Marcus De La Cruz had a hit and drove in the lone Uvalde run.

Tito Garza collected two hits, while Matthew Sandoval had one hit.

Michael Mata was the pitcher of record.

Last Friday night, the Coyotes battled the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Bears to a 1-1 tie.

Michael Mata totaled two hits and drove in the Uvalde run.

Jacob Treviño and Matthew Sandoval each contributed a hit.

Joel Treviño pitched for the Coyotes. He scattered six hits and struck out two batters.

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