Lamar Baseball Off to Fast Start
The Lamar Consolidated Baseball Team has started the season 5-2 and is in the middle of the LCISD tournament in which they already won their first two games. The season started on Monday Feb 22 with a 2-0 victory over Columbia. The Mustangs had a fantastic pitching performance by Ace Blake Whichard who through a complete game shutout with 3 hits and 9 strikeouts.
The next weekend the Lamar varsity traveled to Cuero for the Gobbler Invitational Tournament. The Mustangs came away from that tournament with a 2-2 record. The first game was a close loss to La Vernia 4-3, followed by a 5-5 tie with Beeville that the Mustangs won on tie breaker. The next game was a tough one for the Mustangs as they lost 8-1 to Banquete having trouble scoring the runners that got on base. The last game of the Cuero Tournament was a big 12-2 run rule victory over Pearsall with Blake Whichard throwing another great game. The player of the tournament for the Mustangs was Anthony Lentini with 6 hits and a .500 batting average.
In the second week of the season the Mustangs host the LCISD Tournament in which they have already defeated FB Bush (7-3) and HCYA (3-1). The Mustangs have two more games today and one more tomorrow to finish out the tournament.