If someone mentioned the mythological baseball creature ‘the brown rat’ around any baseball team other than El Campo, they would probably be seen as a little crazy.
Despite three days of rain delays, the Ricebirds still shut out the Black Cats 12-0 on Monday night in Bay City to jump to a 7-1 record and stay atop the district standings.
The El Campo varsity boys track team tied for first place with Bay City at the District 4A-27 meet in Sealy on April 15. The Ricebirds and Black Cats both earned 151 points.
The El Campo Little League Challenger Inaugural opening day is set for Saturday.
Despite a six-inning comeback, the Ladybird softball team was unable to overcome the Bay City Black Cats on Monday night in Bay City in a 9-5 loss. Both EC and the Black Cats had 8 hits each, but after BC earned 7 runs in two innings, the Ladybirds struggled.
A little mud couldn’t prevent the Ricebird baseball team from crushing the Brookshire Royal Falcons 16-1 on Tuesday in EC, moving to a 6-1 district record. El Campo currently leads District 27-4A.
The Ricebird golf team missed going to the state tournament by just two strokes, coming in fourth behind Llano, Fredericksburg and LaVernia on Monday and Tuesday in Corpus Christi. The Ladybirds finished in eighth place at the Region 4 golf tournament. Cody Marquardt qualified to go to state as a medalist.
Senior man with moustache, posing in studio, close-up, portrait