GPHS Baseball Update - Texas City
The Galena Park JV baseball team holds onto victory after Texas City nearly erases a 4 run deficit and the varsity team claims victory over the Stingarees.

JV Team:
Despite seeing a four-run lead whittled down, Galena Park JV team still held off Texas City for a 4-3 victory on Monday, April 16th.  Galena Park got things moving in the first inning, when Ernesto Sandoval singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.  Galena Park managed to add another run before the inning was over taking a 2-0 lead early.  The Yellowjackets added two more runs in the top of six and held off the Stingarees’ late offensive onslaught.  Trinidad Gallo earned the win for G.P. surrendering three runs on five hits over six and two-thirds innings and striking out ten. Pedro Hernandez threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.  Ernesto Sandoval went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Galena Park in hits.

Varsity Team:

On a windy and cool April Tuesday the Galena Park Yellowjackets plated more runs than the Stingarees of Texas City earning a 5-1 victory.  The Stingarees got their offense rolling early when a run was scored on a double.  Despite giving up an early run the pitcher, Jonathan Sunday and the defense stiffened getting out of the inning only one run down and leaving two stranded on the bases.  The Yellowjackets bats began to warm up in the bottom of the third when Julian Macias singled scoring G.P.’s first run of the game and tying the game 1-1.  What Macias started in the third Adam Salinas continued in the fourth on a single that scored two runs.  Aaron Rodriguez hit into a fielder’s choice, but scored a third run giving G.P. a 5-1 lead at the end of four.  Jonathan Sunday earned the win pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out two.  Arnulfo Garcia threw one and one-third innings in relief.  Garcia recorded the last four outs to earn the save.  Julian Macias, Adam Salinas, Julian Lopez, Gilberto Rios, and Juan Castillo each collected one hit to lead the Jacket offense.



GPHS Baseball Update - Galveston Ball
On Friday, April 13th the JV team managed to pull off a solid win while the varsity team lost a tough game against Galveston Ball High School.

JV Team:
The JV team defeated Galveston Ball 5-1 in a home match up on April 13th.  The JV team pulled away for good scoring three runs in the fourth inning.  Two runs were scored on errors and Anthony Cuellar singled scoring the third run.  Ray Brosig was the winning pitcher for Galena Park surrendering one run on three hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking one.  Gabriel Pagan led the team with two hits in three at bats.

Varsity Team:
Friday the 13th was an unlucky date for the Yellowjackets as they lost the lead late in a 2-1 defeat to Ball. The game was tied at one with Ball batting in the bottom of the sixth when Ball hit a double on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.  Carlos Calvillo took the loss surrendering two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking zero.  Juan Castillo led G.P. with two hits in four at bats.



GPHS Baseball Update - March Tournament
The Galena Park Varsity baseball team played in a tournament March 1st through March 3rd where they took on teams from Aldine, Mayde Creek, Episcopal and Alief Hastings.

Varsity Team:
In the first game of the tournament the Yellowjackets matched up against Aldine High School where the suffered an 8-4 defeat.  The Yellowjackets opened up scoring in the first inning, when Adam Salinas singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.  Aldine managed to tie the game up in the third inning and then took a 6 run lead in the fourth inning.  Galena Park managed to make a short run in the 6th scoring another 2 runs but it was too little too late.  Arnulfo Garcia took the loss for Galena Park throwing for three innings, allowing three runs on zero hits and striking out three.  Galena Park had 10 hits; Carlos Calvillo, Julian Lopez, and Sergio Rodriguez each collected multiple hits during the outing.

In the second game of the tournament Mauricio Martinez ended the game in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 walk-off victory over Mayde Creek.  The game was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th when Aaron Rodriguez and Julian Macias both singled putting pressure on the Mayde Creek pitcher.  One strike-out and two walks later the game ended and the Jackets took the win.  Aaron Rodriguez went 2-for-3 at the plate to leading the team in hits.  Jonathan Sunday started the game surrendering two runs on two hits over five innings, and striking out four.  Manuel Delgado earned the win lasting two innings, allowing five hits and one run while walking one.

On March 2nd the Fighting Yellowjackets returned for day two of tournament play facing a very strong Episcopal team.  The Yellowjackets played to a 4-4 tie against as the tying run came on an error in the 6th inning.  Julian Macias and Adam Salinas each had one hit to lead the Jackets.


In the final day of the tournament the Yellowjackets put Juan Castillo on the mound against Alief Hastings which ended with a shut-out by Castillo.  Juan had all the right stuff allowing zero runs, striking out six, walking one, and besting Alief by a score of 5-0.  Cipriano Ayala came up big from the plate as he scored four runs in the fourth on a grand slam. The Yellowjackets hit the ball well, racking up eight hits led by Cipriano Ayala and Aaron Rodriguez.  Ayala managed two hits leading the Jackets.  The sure-handed field also contributed to the “W” as they didn’t commit a single error; led by the glove of Christopher Diaz and his five chances from the field.



GPHS Baseball Update - Pasadena ISD Tournament
The Galena Park Varsity baseball competed in the Pasadena ISD tournament February 24th.

Varsity Team:
A tight contest between Pasadena Memorial and the Yellowjackets ended in a 2-2 tie.  The game remained knotted 0-0 as neither team could get their offense started.  Then in the top of the fifth Julian Lopez found his way to first off an error by the Memorial defense.  Sergio Rodriguez also got on base off an error advancing J. Lopez to scoring position.  Cipriano Ayala scored Lopez followed by a double from Mauricio Martinez that scored Ayala.  The Yellowjackets entered the bottom of the fifth with a 2-0 lead.  That lead proved short-lived as Pasadena Memorial managed to plate two of their own runners and tied the game 2-2.  The remaining innings proceeded as the first four with no scoring by either team ending the game in a tie.  Adam Salinas and Jonathan Sunday handled the pitching duties for the game while Mauricio Martinez led the Jackets with two hits in three at bats.

Three Yellowjackets’ pitchers combined to shutout Cesar Chavez High School in the second game of the tournament this past Saturday.  The first three innings were a near replay of the first game against Pasadena Memorial as both teams were slow to get the bats swinging.  Then, in the top of the fourth inning Aaron Rodriguez to a slow jog to first after he was hit by a pitch.  Arnulfo Garcia quickly advanced the runner and found himself on first base after an error by Chavez.  Julian Macias singled on a bunt advancing the runners and loading the bases.  Julian Lopez stepped up to the plate and poked a single to left field plating the first run and earning an RBI.  Sergio Rodriguez followed suit with a single to right field scoring another run.  Julian Macias found home plate after a wild pitch and Jonathan Sunday scored another runner before ending the inning.  The Yellowjackets amassed 4 runs in the fourth and just held the course for the remainder of the game.  Jonathan Sunday led the team to victory with his start on the mound allowing one hit and zero runs in three innings of work.  Manuel Delgado and Cipriano Ayala helped close out the game in relief.



GPHS Baseball Blow Out King

The Galena Park varsity baseball team had no trouble on offense this last Tuesday, February 20th, winning big over C.E. King by a score of 9-1.  Julian Macias, batting 7th in the line-up, got things started in the second inning when he singled scoring the first run of the game.   The hits continued as two more runs were scored giving the Jackets a 3-0 lead as the second inning closed.  In the bottom of three, Julian Lopez forced an error on the shortstop which ended in a two runs scored.  C.E. King managed to plate a single run in the top of the fourth but G.P. answered the run with a score of their own keeping the 5 run lead.  After a pitching switch by King, the Jackets struggled to adjust to a slower pitch but managed to find their groove as the scored three runs in the sixth inning.  Adam Salinas, Julian Macias and Julian Lopez each earned RBIs in the sixth inning.  Carlos Calvillo toed the rubber for pitching five innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out seven and walking one.  As a team, Galena Park racked up 13 hits in the game led by the multiple hits of Juan Castillo, Julian Lopez, Arnulfo Garcia, Adam Salinas, and Julian Macias.