The baseball boys played three games in three days over at the Hamilton Tournament. We had three good and productive days against three good opponents.Last Thursday, we opened the tournament against Tolar. We scored four in the first inning and five more in the third, building a large early lead that we could hang on to for the rest of the game. Issac Jimenez, Tanner Weyerts, and Tanner Hawkins combined for seven hits and seven RBI’s. Ryan Pannell pitched well striking out four batters and allowing only one unearned run in four innings of work. San Saba would hold on to win game one 11-1.Then on Friday, we faced the Hico Tigers. Ryan Guidroz had a very good day on the mound by pitching a complete, five inning, three hit shutout, and striking out seven. Luke Cox lead the team with 3 RBI’s for the day, followed by Jimenez with 2 and Zack Davis with one. The Armadillos held the victory by a score of 11-0.The championship game on Saturday had us against the Moody Bearcats. Moody got three quick runs in the top of the first thanks to some misplayed balls. However, the Armadillos came roaring right back with five runs of their own in the bottom half. Eventually the Dillo lead would stretch out to 7-4 thanks to hits by Cox, Davis, Jimenez, Pannell and others. Davis was pitching well for San Saba and in the sixth inning, Clayton Perry came in to close. The Bearcats would tie the game in the top of the seventh and San Saba was unable to answer at that time which meant extra innings. In the eighth and ninth innings, both teams brought in “Ace” type pitchers. Obviously neither side wanted to give up any more runs. In the eighth, Ryan Guidroz took the mound. After allowing a home run to one of Moody’s best hitters, he settled down and got out of the inning. In the bottom half, the Dillos led off with a double by Russell Lowe. Eventually Luke Cox would single him in and keep the game going with a tied score of 8-8. The ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelve innings saw maybe a runner or two get on for each side. But each time, the inning would end with no runners scoring. Finally, in the bottom of the thirteenth inning, Issac Jimenez drew a walk. Tanner Hawkins singled him to second on a close play at first. Clayton Perry singled to the outfield and Jimenez was gunned down at the plate. With one out in the bottom of the thirteenth, Ryan Guidroz hit a walk-off single to right field allowing Hawkins to cross the plate and end the game. First place was awarded to San Saba by a final score of: Moody 8, San Saba 9.We had numerous players who had a great three days offensively or defensively. However, three players earned All-Tournament honors: Ryan Pannell for offense and pitching, Ryan Guidroz for pitching and offense, and Issac Jimenez for offensive production. This tournament helped increase our record to 6-2 on the year. Our next games will be played at Dillo Diamond in the Mill Pond Classic tournament held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 8-10. The Varsity Dillos will be playing against Goldthwaite on Thursday, 3/8 at 5pm, and the following game on Thursday, 3/8 against Wall at 7pm. Then they will play on Saturday, 3/10 against Harper at 5pm. Our JV will play in our tournament on Thursday morning at 11am against the Goldthwaite JV. We will also be playing against Early at Early on Tuesday, March 13 with the JV starting at 4:30 and the varsity game at 7pm. We look forward to seeing all of you there. Thank you for the continued support.