TEXARKANA, Ark. — The intermittent weather was like Texarkana's two baseball games.
The American Legion Senior Razorbacks defeated the senior El Dorado team, 11-4, but dropped their second game against the senior Sheridan AA team, 6-1, at Joe Blagg Field at Ed Worrell Park in a pair of baseball tournament games on Sunday.
Texarkana capitalized on many El Dorado errors and added some key hits on the way to the win in the first game, but made too many errors, six, to ever get a foothold in the second game against the Yellowjackets.
"We did really well in our first game, but errors were the difference in the second one," Razorbacks head coach Matt Riddle said. "Errors have been our biggest issue all season. We had six or seven errors and we gave up six runs; that's the way it goes just about every time."
Texarkana 11, El Dorado 4
Peyton Lewis smacked a 3-run double to the left-center field corner to put Texarkana up early on El Dorado, 3-0. Andrew Robertson, who reached on an error, Bryson Connell, who had singled to left field, and Kade Garmany, who walked, all came in to score. Another run scored on Colby Brooks' RBI single to left.
El Dorado knotted the game at 4-all after the top of the third frame. The Razorbacks responded with seven runs in the bottom of the inning.
Connell was hit by a pitch, and Garmany reached on an error to put two on with no outs for Texarkana. Lewis hit an RBI single as Connell scored to give the Razorbacks a 5-4 lead. Garmany scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-4.
Christian Vicknair walked, and Lewis stole home to give Texarkana a 7-4 edge. Brooks laced in an RBI single to left field to pad the Razorbacks' lead, 8-4.
Pinch runner Tyler Lee scored on an error to make it 9-4. After a walk, a wild pitch and two more walks, Robertson collected an RBI on a groundout. Gabe Parker, who had walked, stole home to give Texarkana a commanding 11-4 lead.
Sheridan 6, Texarkana 1
The Yellowjackets' senior AA team jumped out to a 2-0 lead and kept a lead throughout the game. The Razorbacks were plagued by errors and managed just two hits.
Robertson dropped in a blooper single to left center, and, two batters later, Daegan Covington drove in a pinch runner on a a hard-hit single to the hole at short for Texarkana's only run of the game.
The Razorbacks hold a record of 10-6 on the year.