Shiner ends Jackets’ deep run


     Jourdanton -- The historic ride for the Sabinal Yellowjacket baseball team came to an end last week, with a two-game regional final playoff sweep at the hands of the Shiner Comanches.

     In the battle for a state berth out of Region IV-2A, the Comanches claimed a Wednesday night, June 2,  contest, pulling away late for a 5-1 win. Thursday’s game went much more in favor of Shiner, which scored six times in the first inning on the way to a 14-3 run-rule victory at the Jourdanton ISD Sports Complex. 

Sabinal concluded its best season ever – featuring a five-round playoff run – with a mark of 22-10. The Comanches, now 33-4, are headed to the UIL 2A State Tournament, which began Wednesday afternoon at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Shiner opened play against Region I champion, New Deal. Bosqueville and Garrison were in the late 2A game. The championship in 2A is today (Thursday) at noon.

     With both teams having scored in the third inning, the series opener was tied at 1-1 heading to the sixth. Shiner, however, put up four runs in the top of the inning to take control. The Jackets recorded just three hits in the game.

     In Thursday’s game, the Comanches added to their early 6-0 lead with two runs in both the second and third innings, plus another four in the fourth. The Jackets tallied one in the second and two in the fourth as part of their seven-hit night.