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February 5, 2014

HUNTSVILLE BASEBALL — Hornets win baseball scrimmage against future district foe

HUNTSVILLE — The Hornets gave their new coach something to smile about Monday night in Aggieland. In their first scrimmage, Huntsville’s varsity baseball team outslugged College Station 9-7.

Barrett Koerselman blasted a two-run home run for the Hornets. Jared Shirley, Logan Oates and Hoke Byrd drove in one run each with doubles. The Hornets collected nine hits in the game.

“I was really pleased with our plate discipline,” Hornets head coach Brad Bohannon said. “We only struck out twice and we scored nine runs.

“College Station is a Class 3A school now, but they’re moving up next year and they’ll be playing in our district. To get nine hits and nine runs, I felt good about what we can do offensively. It was also good to see so many different people in different positions. And it’s always good to get a win.”

Bohannon said a few of his pitchers threw scoreless innings. Drayton Pittmon pitched a pair of scoreless frames. Dez Johnson and Robert White each threw one strong inning.

“We responded well playing in the cold and playing on the road,” Bohannon said.

The Hornets have another scrimmage set this week at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Huntsville and Conroe hook up at the home of the Houston Astros on Friday at 7 p.m.

Admission to Friday’s scrimmage is free, but for $27 each the Hornets are selling vouchers good for tickets to any Astros game during the 2014 season, with the exception of the opening series against the New York Yankees.

“We’re going to have our kids posted in the cafeteria this week selling tickets,” Bohannon said. “There is a lot of interest in our game at Minute Maid Park. If we do well on this (Astros) fund-raiser, we may get to do this every year. I’d have no problem with this scrimmage against Conroe becoming an every year deal, playing at Minute Maid Park.”

 

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