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JV Blue Baseball opens Temple Tournament with a pair of wins

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The Temple junior varsity blue baseball played a pair of games on Thursday as they opened the Temple Junior Varsity Tournament. Temple defeated Killeen Shoemaker 9-1 in their first game and rallied to beat Georgetown East View 6-2 in the night cap.

In Game 1 the Wildcats defeated Shoemaker 9-1. Wildcats Blue scored on a single by Cain Lopez, a single by Vance Willis, a single by Brandon Goynes, and a single by Antoinio Salazar in the first inning.

Temple secured the victory thanks to five runs in the first inning. The Wildcats got RBI singles from Cain Lopez, Vance Willis, Brandon Goynes, and a two-single by Antonio Salazar to build the 5-1 lead.

Corey Goynes earned the win for the Wildcats. He threw three innings, surrendering one run, one hit, and striking out two.

Goynes was also 2-3 at the plate with an RBI run scored; Antonio Salazar was 1-3 with 2 RBI and Riley McNeil was 1-2 with a double and two runs scored. Temple stole nine bases during the game with Riley McNeil and Cain Lopez each collecting three stolen bases each.

In game 2, the Wildcats battled back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Georgetown East View 6-2. Trailing 2-1 the Wildcats pushed across three runs in the fourth inning. Brandon Goynes tied the game with an RBI single and later the Wildcats plated two more runs on an error by the shortstop which gave Temple a 4-2 lead after four.

Tim Hall earned the win for Temple. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs, one hit, and striking out eight. Vance Willis pitched one inning of scoreless relief striking out two.

Brandon Goynes went 1-1 at the plate with 3 RBI while Coyer Goynes was 1-2 with 2 runs scored and Kenneth Fyffe 1-1 with a run scored.

Temple improved to 6-1 on the season and will host Harker Heights on Friday at 7:00.

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