FLASH STAFF REPORT
(July 29, 2016) — The Dublin Yankees placed third, the Stephenville Mets fifth and the Stephenville Jackets sixth in a 15U state baseball tournament in Ennis this week.
The Yankees started hot with a 16-6 win over Winters and a 6-1 victory over previously unbeaten host Ennis. The Yankees lost to Grapeland but bounced back to defeat Winters again, 8-5, in the third place game.
“It was another great experience,” said Yankee head coach Tommy Cisneroz. “I really felt like we had the strongest team there, but against Grapeland we ran into some small ball stuff that we really weren’t prepared for. But overall, the kids played great, they showed a lot of class and represented Dublin with pride.”
Angel Ramirez began the 16-6 beating of Winters with a triple to the wall, and the Yankees need looked back. Pitcher Jacob Owens mowed down 13 hitters on strikes in the victory over Ennis. He got into a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the first inning, but got out of it allowing only one run and pitched a shutout the rest of the way. Dillon Carlton had the big hit against Ennis, a three-run home run that Cisneroz said was “probably our biggest hit of the tournament.”
Trendan Warren unloaded a big hit to begin a comeback that led to victory against Winters in the third-place game.
The Mets were 1-2 in tournament action. Anthony Wehnert, son of head coach Joseph Wehnert, had six RBI in the tournament, including a game-winning double. Tyler Draper had five hits, Sid Davis struck out 13 batters in seven innings on the mound and Luke Berry pitched four innings and allowed just one hit.