One week from tomorrow, the Uvalde Coyotes will kick off their District 29-5A baseball schedule when they travel to southern Bexar County to take on the Southside Cardinals.
The varsity game is set for a 7:15 p.m. start.
Today, Coach Ricky Salazar’s Coyotes, 7-6-1 for the season, will be at San Antonio to play the Antonian Apaches in a baseball doubleheader.
Action in the first game is set to begin at 11 a.m.
The Coyotes will enter play today coming off an 8-6 loss to the La Vernia Bears in Uvalde High School’s varsity baseball season home opener Tuesday afternoon at Marvin Kolinek Field.
Up 6-5 after six innings of play, the Coyotes needed only three outs to win the game, but La Vernia scored three times in the seventh inning and held on to defeat the Uvaldeans.
Jacob Treviño doubled to deep left center field to drive in two Uvalde runs in the sixth inning.
Jordan Ortiz led off the inning. He reached base after being hit by a Walker Ring pitch.
Ortiz stole second base.
Two outs later, Joel Treviño drew a walk.
With two runners on base and two outs, Jacob Trevinõ smashed a hit past the left field and the center fielder to keep left center field.
On Treviño’s double, Ortiz and Joel Treviño each scored to give the Coyotes a 6-5 lead over La Vernia.
Relief pitcher Dawson Frederick struck out the next Uvalde batter for the third out of the inning, but not before the Coyotes had claimed the scoring lead.
Clayton Chadwick left off the seventh inning with a single.
Uvalde starting pitcher Matt Sandoval struck out the next batter.
Corey Rackler beat out an infield single to put two La Vernia runners on base with one out.
Lance Kreuse hit a 0-2 pitch from Sandoval into left field for a single.
Chadwick scored on Kreuse’s single to tie the score at 6-6.
The next batter walked to load the bases.
Coach Salazar brought in Joey Valerio to pitch in relief of Sandoval.
He got the next La Vernia batter to fly out.
With two outs, Koy Carpenter hit a slow-rolling ground ball between the mound and first base.
The second baseman fielded the ball and attempted to make a hurried throw to first base for an out on Carpenter.
But his throw was late and it went wide of the first baseman.
One run scored on Carpenter’s infield single, while a second runner scored on the throwing error.
Valerio struck out the next batter, but not before the Bears had taken an 8-6 lead.
The Coyotes put a couple of runners on base in their half of the seventh inning, but they were unable to come up with a hit with two outs to prolong the ball game.
La Vernia outhit the Coyotes, 10-6, and the Bears took advantage of three Uvalde defensive errors.
Two La Vernia runs were unearned because of Uvalde errors.
Jacob Treviño doubled and drove in two runs for the Coyotes.
Mitchell Henderson singled and drove in two runs, Tito Garza singled and drove in one run, while Joey Valerio, and Jordan Ortiz singled.
In action Monday, the Coyotes lost a 5-4 decision against the Akins Eagles.