Billies sluggers open 2020 season with blowout win


Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball rolled through its opening week opponent.

Sophomore Javier Rodriguez drove in four runs, and pitchers Brady Staedtler and Cole Immel combined to hold Burnet’s offense in a 19-1 win on opening day Monday, Feb. 24, at Burnet High School.

Staedtler, a senior, struck out four batters in three innings.

Immel, a sophomore, tallied three K’s in two innings.

Rodriguez, senior Jarrett Beard and senior Tommy Johnson each had two hits.

Senior Hunter Metzger earned four walks.

Next up is the Eberle-Boeck Tournament, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at the FHS baseball field.

The Billies start their tournament slate against Austin McCallum at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

FHS also plays Antonian at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The team’s other two games come against Austin Regents at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and Burnet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

Also scheduled to play in the tournament are Wimberley and Llano.

FHS also hosts Comfort in non-tournament play Tuesday, March 3, at the FHS baseball field.

33rd Annual Fredericksburg Eberle-Boeck Memorial Baseball Tournament

Feb. 27-29

Thursday, Feb. 27

• 9 a.m. — Wimberley vs. Burnet.

• 11:30 a.m. — Llano vs. Austin Regents.

• 2 p.m. — Llano vs. Burnet.

• 4:30 p.m. — FHS vs. Austin McCollum.

• 7 p.m. — FHS vs. Antonian.

Friday, Feb. 28

• 9 a.m. — Wimberley vs. Austin McCallum.

• 11:30 a.m. — Wimberley vs. Antonian.

• 2 p.m. — Austin McCallum vs. Burnet.

• 4:30 p.m. — Llano vs. Antonian.

• 7:30 p.m. — FHS vs. Austin Regents.

Saturday, Feb. 29

• 9 a.m. — Llano vs. Austin McCallum.

• 11:30 a.m. — Antonian vs. Austin Regents.

• 2 p.m. — Wimberley vs. Austin Regents.

• 4:30 p.m. — FHS vs. Burnet.