Following a dominating 17-0 win over the Miller Buccaneers, the Robstown Cotton Pickers took a break from district play on Saturday to face the neighboring Tuloso-Midway Warriors.
Trey Leal took the mound for the Pickers and led them to a 12-6 victory.
Robstown came up with strong opening innings. Leal shut out the Warriors after two, while the 'Pickers' offense kept their runners moving. Randy Flores opened the first inning with a triple, followed by RBIs from Alex Marroquin and John Ramirez in the first.
Brandon Garza would add another RBI in the second, while Marroquin brought in a run on a sacrifice fly, to give Robstown a 5-0 lead.
The Warriors would respond with two runs in the third inning and three in the top of the fourth. Jonathan Flores closed the 'Pickers' lead to 6-5, following a double that brought in two runs.
But the Warriors did not get any pitching help as the 'Pickers added five more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Marroquin, Ramirez, and Efrain Gonzalez would each add RBIs on top of a sacrifice by Leal, making the score 11-5 after four innings.
Each team would manage another run in the fifth, but Leal denied the Warrior hitters any chances to get on base in the final two innings.
The 'Pickers ended the game with 18 hits, but also picked up three errors. Both teams resumed district play Tuesday night. Scores for those games were not available as of press time.
Robstown will look to hold on to their district lead Friday night when they host Raymondville. Tuloso-Midway will travel to Cabanis Field to play the Ray Texans.