Owls win once in tourney; season in holding pattern


     Franklin -- In its final action for awhile, the Hondo baseball team captured one win in its three games Friday, March 13, at the Franklin RBI Tournament.

     Competing in pool play on Friday, the Owls opened with a 7-0 loss to Salado, then came up on the short end of a 9-3 loss to Georgetown Gateway. In their final game of the weekend, the Owls defeated First Baptist of Pasadena, 7-3.

Scheduled to play twice more in medal round play on Saturday, the team was asked to come back home early, given the travel distance and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. Hondo’s record is now 7-8 for the season. 

     As of Monday, March 16, the University Interscholastic League has put an end to all interscholastic competition and practices until, at the earliest, March 30. During that time period, the Owls will be missing JV-varsity road doubleheaders Tuesday at Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, and Friday at Bandera. The District 29-4A JV baseball tournament, set for this Saturday, has also been canceled.

District play was to have begun on Tuesday, March 24 at home against Carrizo Springs, followed by a Friday, March 27 game at Crystal City.

     If.... big if.... the schedule resumes as currently revised, the Owls will host Pearsall on Tuesday, March 31. The missed district games would then be made up later in the season.