The Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate baseball team run-ruled the Miller Buccaneers in five innings 13-0 Tuesday, March 9 at Whataburger Field.
RFHS’ district record is now 1-1, with an overall record of 6-3-1.
The Pirates suffered an early exit last weekend in their home tournament but found their groove again at the plate and shut Miller down on the mound.
Carsen Flores started at pitcher and threw three innings for the win. He allowed one hit and struck out four.
RFHS had numerous freshmen step up in big moments at the plate in their first ever game at Whataburger Field.
Isaiah Elizondo was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s and scored twice. I. Elizondo said just putting the ball in play was a key emphasis for their team going in.
“We’re forcing people to make plays. That’s our job right now,” said Elizondo.
Ace Seibert was 1-4 at-bat with two RBI’s, but he also brought in two additional runners after a throw to first base was misplayed, leading to two more Pirates stealing home. Seibert said it was a special night.
“I’ve been coming out here since I was five years old and being able to play on this field is special,” said Seibert.
After three innings, RFHS held a 9-0 lead and needed one more to force a run-rule in the fifth inning.
I. Elizondo brought in the 10th run on a single to left field in the top of the 4th inning. Devan Phillips ran in from second base.
Luke Muirhead began the 4th inning on the mound in relief of Flores. He allowed one hit and struck out five in two innings.
RFHS scored three more runs in the fifth inning to solidify the run-rule. Trent Upham hit a triple deep to right field and brought in two runners. Samuel Mayes singled to left field right after and brought in Upham for the third score.
RFHS played its last tournament of the season in Goliad this weekend. Their next game is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at Alice.