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Mojo Ends Tourney Action In Style
Saturday, March 10, 2018 08:21

LUBBOCK - After splitting games on Thursday and Friday, Permian finished the First Bank Classic with a pair of run-rule victories over El Paso Americas and Lubbock Estacado to close out the tournament.  The Panthers finished with a 4-2 tourney record.

ramageThe Panthers opened the tourney on Thursday with a barnburner against Lubbock Coronado. Manny Guerrero and Keatyn Armstrong led off with back-to-back singles to open the top of the second inning. Daniel Enriquez followed with a sacrifice fly to plate the first Mojo run. Seth Higdon's RBI base hit scored Armstrong. After Isaiah Flores drew a walk, Christian Tschanuner slapped a RBI single to left field to give Permian a 3-0 lead.

Coronado came back with two runs in the third frame, three in the fourth, and a run in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Each team added a run in the sixth. Trailing 7-4, Permian unleashed a seven-run seventh to secure a 11-7 victory. First, Tanner Adams belted out an RBI double to score two. An RBI double by Noey Brito knotted the game at 7-7. An RBI single by Armstrong and RBI double by Higdon put the Panthers up for good.

In the afternoon game, Permian committed three errors and was limited to three hits in a 12-2 six-inning loss to Colleyville Heritage. Taylor Sullivan's two-run RBI to right field in the top of the fourth was the best the Panthers could produce in the lopsided affair.

The Panthers opened the second day with a win and ended it with a loss. Permian and El Paso Coronado went scoreless through three innings. The T-Birds watched Mojo explode with 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Guerrero's RBI single to right field was followed by back-to-back RBI base hits from Brito and Daniel Yandrich for a 3-0 lead.

Permian was able to plate three runs on an error by the Coronado catcher, and Mojo added for four more runs before making the third out. Pitcher Tyler Ramage recorded a complete game in the fifth when he retired three of the four T-Birds batters in the 10-run rule shutout.

Lubbock Cooper utilized a six-run third inning to set Permian back in the afternoon affair. The Panthers got back in the game in the top of the fifth. Adams led off with a base hit and Armstrong drew a walk. Enriquez sent a two-run RBI double to centerfield to cut the Pirate lead to seven runs. After Taylor Sullivan was awarded a free trip to first, Nate Kizziar plated to Mojo run to make it a 11-5 game. Permian added two more runs to draw to within four runs.

Mojo scored another run in the top of the sixth frame to trail 11-8. The Pirates answered with four runs in the bottom half to hand the Panthers a 15-8 loss.

In the tourney's final day of action, Permian released another fourth inning flurry to dispose of El Paso Americas. The Panthers racked up 12 runs in the five inning 12-1 route. Caden Bedrick led off the inning with a single to centerfield and Enriquez drew a walk to setup a Tschauner RBI base hit. Kizziar and Sullivan got onboard, which led to another RBI single by Flores. Aleck Villa's sacrifice fly gave Mojo a 4-0 lead.

An Armstrong RBI single, Bedrick RBI double, and Adams RBI base hit extended the lead to eight runs. A two-bagger by Tschauner scored Adams to make it 9-0. Kizziar and Sullivan advanced more runners to cap off a 12 run inning for Permian. Americas were able to answer with their lone run, but it was way too little too late.

The final game of the tourney was dominated by the Panthers. The five-inning run-rule game against Lubbock Estacado was put under wraps early. Permian scored four runs in the opening frame. Mojo led 5-0 after two innings before another four run flurry in the top of the third. Mojo added two more runs before Estacado was able to score a run in the bottom of the fourth.

Armstrong, Tschauner, and Brito led the Mojo offense at the plate. Armstrong finished the tourney with seven hits, four RBI's, and scored eight runs. Tschauner had five hits, eight RBI's, and three runs. Brito recorded five hits, three RBI's, and three runs. Brito also picked up two wins on the mound. He struck out three and limited opponent batters to three hits in six and one-third innings. Guerrero also pitch the same amount of innings, while striking out nine. Ramage struck out four and limited batters to two hits in five innings of duty.


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
PERMIAN 0 3 0 0 0 1 7   11 12 2
0 0 2 3 1 1 0   7 12 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
PERMIAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 x   2 3 3
2 0 3 2 3 2 x   12 12 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
0 0 0 0 0 x x   0 2 1
0 0 0 10 x x x   10 10 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
PERMIAN 0 1 1 0 5 1 0   8 9 2
2 3 6 0 0 4 x   15 11 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
0 0 0 12 0 x x   12 11 3
AMERICAS 0 0 0 0 1 x x   1 2 2
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
PERMIAN 4 1 4 2 0 x x   11 7 2
0 0 0 1 0 x x   1 4 3



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