Youth near bids to next round
By Austin R. Eck
Fredericksburg Little League continued post-season play this week as teams tried to complete their bids for the championships.
Fredericksburg’s junior softball team was able to complete its bid, and now awaits the beginning of the sectional tournament next week.
The junior baseball, major softball and minor softball teams are still looking for a district championship, but the minor baseball All-Stars were unable to win their district tournament.
The intermediate baseball team was unable to win the sectional tournament for a second straight year and lost two straight games to end its season.
The machine-pitch baseball team completed its post-season with a tournament victory.
The junior baseball team began its district tournament on Saturday with a game against Burnet.
The boys were able to find offense in the first round of the tournament and won 9-1.
Fredericksburg’s defense helped earn the first win against Burnet. The team’s defense did not commit an error.
The boys faced off against Hill Country Little League in the second round of the tournament and their bats kept finding the ball as they recorded a 26-3 victory.
“It was close until he said ‘play ball,’” manager David Herbort said.
In the first inning of the game, Fredericksburg batted through the order three times, and all three times leadoff hitter Layne Holmes earned a hit.
Adding to the offensive production was Jose Viveros who bounced the ball off the outfield wall to help bring in a run.
Through the first two rounds, the team’s pitching staff kept hitters at bay.
The boys played in a championship game on Tuesday night. Complete information on this game can be found online and in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.
For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!