The San Saba Armadillo baseball team kicked off their season by playing five games spread out over six days. They won one more than they lost giving them a 3-2 record to start the season.Last Monday, February 20, the Dillos hosted the Brady Bulldogs under some damp conditions due to appreciated heavy rainfall. We had great pitching, good defense, and our bats came alive after a couple of innings. Once we started scoring, Brady seemed to run out of pitching. The score ended up Brady-0, San Saba-17.Then on Thursday, February 23, the Armadillo baseball team travelled to play in the Early Tournament. We had two games back to back that evening. At 4pm, we played the Merkel Badgers, a team we have faced a couple of times in playoff rounds. This time, our pitching was decent, we had some fielding errors, and our bats had cooled off from the Monday game with Brady. The score ended up Merkel-6, San Saba-3.At 7pm that same evening, we faced the Abilene Cooper JV baseball team. In this game, our pitching was still good, our defense was more dependable, and our bats did just enough to outscore the opponent. The final score of this game was Cooper JV-3, San Saba-6.The next two days of the tournament had only one game a day for the Dillos and they both were to be played at 10am. The Friday game was against the host team and district foe, the Early Longhorns. It was a cool and windy morning. After playing two complete games the previous day, the Dillos were deep in their pitching rotation. A few errors and another dull day with the bat did not pose well for the boys from San Saba. The final score ended up being Early-11, San Saba-1.So after re-focusing from the day before, the last game of the tournament for the Dillos was against the Clyde Bulldogs. We were back to the top of our pitching rotation, which was a good thing. We knew that each pitcher could go one inning and maybe two if things went well. We got good work out of Ryan Pannell, and Ryan Guidroz. They, and our defense, held the Bulldogs in check for the first four innings. Our offense did enough to plate eight runs in five innings. As we went back out for the bottom of the sixth, two more Dillos got on base. With two outs, Luke Cox hit a fly ball that was mishandled by the left fielder, allowing the last two runs to score. The game ended Clyde-0, San Saba-10.Our next games are currently being played over in the Hamilton Tournament. Thursday, we play Tolar at 1:30pm. If we win, we play the winner of Hico and Goldthwaite at 1:30pm on Friday. If we lose, we play the loser of Hico and Goldthwaite at 9:00am on Friday. The time and opponent of the Saturday game will be determined after all of these wins and losses. The school, the radio, and word of mouth will keep you posted. We will also be having our district home opener on Tuesday, March 6th, against the Co-manche Indians. The JV will have their first game at 4:30 at Dillo Diamond, and the Vasity will play at 7:00 against the same opponent. We look forward to seeing everyone there and we appreciate your continued support.