Former Uvalde High School baseball standout Trevor Belicek was draftedby the Atlanta Braves this past week. Belicek was taken by theBraves in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft. He was the 480th player taken in the threeday draft. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound lefthanded pitcher recently wrapped up his senior season at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Uvalde posted a couple of wins over Del Rio in South Texas Summer Baseball League play Wednesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field. The Uvalde Coyotes Team Two downed the DelRio Rams, 9-1, while the Coyotes Team One topped the Del Rioans, 9-7. In the first game of the evening, Team Two scored three times in the second inning and added four runs in the third inning to blow the game open. Del Rio rallied for one run in the fourth inning, but the Uvaldeans added two runs in their half of the fourth inning.
The Aledo Lady Bearcats held off a seventh-inning rally to beat the Cedar Park Vista Ridge Lady Eagles, 3-2, in the Class 5A state softball championship game last Saturday afternoon at Austin’s McCombs Field. Lauren Pick led off Vista Ridge’s seventh inning with a single to right field. One out later, Pick advanced to second base on a ground out.
The Baylor Bears won the Uvalde Little League Major League softball championship Monday night as they clawed their way to a 15-5 victory over the LSU Tigers at Freddy Avalos Memorial Field. Baylor scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back as they rolled to a lopsided win over LSU. Karlie Benavides ledoff the first inning for the Bears with a double.
Last basketball season was a close-but-no-cigar kind of season as the Coyotes wound up with an overall 11-19 season record. They placed sixth in the District 29-5A standings and posted a 4-10 record. “Even though our final season record might not seem to show it, the Coyotes really improved a lot last season,” said head coach Tut Wardlaw. “We played pretty good basketball throughout the season. “We had many games that could have gone either way with just another made bucket or two,” said Wardlaw. “We had a lot of close games, especially in district.”
Tomorrow night at the city of Uvalde Sports Complex, two Little League championship games will be played. At 7:30 p.m., the Little League Major League baseball championship game will get underway as the Cardinals will go up against the Yankees for the overall league crown. That game will be played at Kiwanis Field. At 6 p.m., the Little League Major League softball championship will be conducted at Avalos Field as Baylor plays LSU for the league title.
Uvalde High School’s powerlifting team enjoyed a very successful season in 2015. And next season could be another good year for powerlifting at UHS. “The 2015 season was an amazing season for our powerlifting program, one filled with many memories,” said UHS head powerlifting coach R.T. Gonzales. “We reached heights that had never really been reached for the powerlifting program at Uvalde High School.”
Five members of the 2015 Uvalde High School baseball team have been chosen to District 29-5A’s All-District team. Uvaldeans picked to the elite district team are seniors Jerry Almaraz, Manza Hale, and Adlai Koepp, and juniors Nico Santos and Ernest Ortiz Jr. Almaraz and Hale were named as first-team outfielders, Santos was chosen as a first-team pitcher, Ortiz gained firstteam honors as a second baseman, while Koepp made the team as an honorable mention first baseman.