Galena Park Baseball

 

 

GAME UPDATE - HUMBLE

The Galena Park JV team gets 12 strikeouts from Erik Camacho in their 7-0 win over Humble while the varsity team survives an Humble rally escaping with an 8-7 victory on Friday, April 29th.


JV Team:
Erik Camacho hopes every outing could go as well as Friday’s, as he threw a shutout that carried his team to a 7-0 victory over Humble.  Camacho threw 12 strikeouts and gave up just six hits over seven innings.  The bats were on fire as well, as five runs in the first three innings gave Camacho some cushion while he worked his magic on the mound.   Julian Macias had a sacrifice fly in first inning and Sergio Rodriguez had an RBI single in the second inning putting some runs on the board early.  Roberto Loera racked up two RBIs on two hits; one a single in the second and another single in the third.   John Juneau's double got things going in the fifth, scoring Pedro Hernandez. Then Cipriano Ayala singled scoring Juneau.


Varsity Team:
Humble fell behind in the sixth after the Yellowjackets managed to put up six runs.  The deficit proved to be more than the Humble team could overcome as they fall to GP by a score of 8-7.  Carlos Gonzalez racked up three RBIs on two hits; he singled in the fifth inning and homered in the sixth inning.  Galena Park took an early 1-0 lead in the first, scored again in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by William Hernandez, and added five more runs in the sixth.  Evan Rosilez ignited the sixth inning firestorm with a double that was followed by James Richey’s single that scored Rosilez.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - BARBERS HILL

The Yellowjackets muster 2 hits in a 13-0 loss to Barbers Hill High School Wednesday, April 27th.


Varsity Team:
The Barbers Hill pitching staff prevented the Galena Park offense from ever getting started as GP fell to the Eagles 13-0.  Carlos Gonzalez took the loss for Yellowjackets lasting just two innings, walking none, striking out one, and allowing four runs.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - HUMBLE

The Galena Park JV team beat Humble on the road Tuesday, April 26th while the varsity team’s third-inning rally sparked a 9-3 victory.


JV Team:
Julian Macias racked up two RBIs on two hits for the JV team in a 6-0 defeat of Humble.  Macias singled in the first inning and doubled in the sixth inning.  Anthony Menendez stifled the Humble bats giving up just one hit, allowing no earned runs, walking three and striking out 7 in his 6 1/3 innings of work.  Galena Park took the lead in the first inning and remained in control for the entire game.


Varsity Team:
The Galena Park Yellowjackets jumped out to an early lead on capturing a 9-3 home victory.  The Yellowjackets managed to rack up nine runs in the first three innings and put the game away early.  A wild pitch in the first inning and a groundout by Jonathan Salinas during the second inning fueled Yellowjackets' offense.  Joshua Perez racked up two RBIs, a single in the first and third innings, on three hits.  Carlos Calvillo picked up the win after pitching seven innings in which he allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks while striking out five.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - NEW CANEY PORTER

The Galena Park baseball battled New Caney Porter Tuesday, April 5th and Friday April 8th.


JV Team:
New Caney Porter wasn't able to overcome the big hole it dug itself against the Yellowjackets Tuesday evening.  Porter lost the game 4-2 after falling behind by four runs in the third inning.  Sergio Rodriguez did his best to jumpstart the Galena Park offense, reaching base three times one of which was a double in the first inning.  GP went on to take the lead on an RBI single by Isaiah Hernandez and never looked back.  Erik Camacho took care of business from the mound allowing two runs over six innings.  Camacho struck out four, walked three and surrendered five hits.  Jonathan Sunday, the GP closer, put away the final three outs to record the save.


In Friday night’s game two of the new Caney Porter/Galena Park series, Julian Macias did all he could to give Galena Park a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Porter, as Galena Park lost 9-7 in seven innings.  Julian Macias was perfect at the plate, going 3-3.  He singled in the first, fifth, and seventh innings.  Gilberto Rios couldn't get it done on the rubber, taking a loss.  He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.  Porter jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first then went up for good in the fifth, scoring three runs on an error and two singles.  After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the seventh, GP faced just a 9-7 deficit. An RBI single by Julian Macias, an RBI single by Rios, and a wild pitch gave the Yellowjackets life until the Porter pitcher struck out Julian Lopez to end the game.


Varsity Team:
Carlos Gonzalez' big day at the plate, Tuesday was not enough, as Galena Park loses 13-4 to New Caney Porter High School.  The team managed to record four hits on the night one of which came off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez who racked up two RBIs on a triple in the sixth inning. Kasen Handal got the Yellowjackets started early with a single and a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.  Then Porter stepped up to the plate taking control of the game from the bottom of the first inning until the game ended.  The Jackets managed to push across a run in the top of the second and two more runs in the top of the sixth cutting the deficit to 11-4.  Porter answered with two more runs of their own in the sixth finishing off the Jackets 13-4.

Carlos Calvillo did his best to change the outcome, but he couldn't pilot the flying Yellowjackets past Porter as Galena Park lost 3-0 in seven innings on Friday.  Carlos Calvillo was a workhorse on the hill for pitching seven innings and allowing two earned runs, five hits and one walk while striking out five.  Porter took the lead in the fourth and held it through the remainder of the game.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - NEW CANEY

The Galena Park baseball program matched wits and bats against another district rival, New Caney this last Friday and Saturday.


Junior Varsity:
The Yellowjacket JV jumped out to an early lead on New Caney and coasted to a 13-3 victory on Friday, April 1st.  Ten runs in the first three innings allowed Galena Park to put the game away early.  A hit by pitch, a bases loaded walk by Sergio Rodriguez, a bases loaded walk by Cipriano Ayala, an error, a hit by pitch, a sacrifice fly by Pedro Hernandez, and a two-run error during the second inning fueled Galena Park’s offense.  The scoring continued in the third with two more runs as GP scored on an error, a passed ball, a walk by Julian Macias, and an another error.  The team tacked on another two runs in the fifth.  Rodriguez got on base two times in the game scoring three runs and earning one RBI.  Gilberto Rios got it done on the rubber allowing three runs over three innings; striking out one, walking one and surrendering four hits.


Varsity Team:
Yellowjackets beat New Caney 3-0 in seven innings on Friday at GP Sports Complex behind Kasen Handal, who went 1-3, a triple in the fourth inning.  Joshua Perez kept New Caney off the scoreboard for all seven innings pitching a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on five hits while ringing up five.  The Jackets stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fourth, scoring one run on an error.  Galena Park added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth as Perez doubled, scoring Carlos Gonzalez.

 

The Galena Park baseball played New Caney for the second time Saturday, April 2nd.


Junior Varsity:
The JV team jumped on New Caney early and coasted to a 2-1 victory.


Varsity Team:
New Caney and Galena Park played a marathon eleven inning game Saturday.  Carlos Calvillo handled New Caney’s lineup with ease, racking up seven strikeouts and allowing two earned runs, six hits and four walks over 7 2/3 innings.  Carlos Gonzalez was hot from the plate for the Yellowjackets going 3-5 with a single in the first, seventh, and ninth innings.  The Jackets jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the third on a single by Carlos Calvillo that scored Joshua Perez.  The scoreboard lit up again for Yellowjackets when Salinas scored on an RBI single by Kasen Handal.  Then the scoring ceased for the Yellowjacekts as they had to battle 11 innings after New Caney tied the game in the seventh.  New Caney pulled off the upset in the bottom of the 11th inning taking the game 3-2.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - DAYTON

The Galena Park baseball matched bats with the Broncos of Dayton High School.


Varsity Team:

William Hernandez went 2-4, sparking the Yellowjackets to take a 7-3 victory over Dayton on Monday at Dayton HS.  William singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth inning.  The Yellowjackets took the lead in the first inning and never trailed after scoring two runs on an error.  GP increased their lead with two runs in the second inning off to a single by Mauricio Martinez that plated Hernandez.  The Jackets kept scoring as they posted one run in each of the third, fifth and sixth innings.  James Richey earned an RBI in the third on his single that brought home Kasen Handal.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - CROSBY

The Galena Park baseball battled Crosby High School for the second time this season on Tuesday, March 22nd.


JV Team:
The Yellowjacket JV team nearly killed Coach Pena by giving him a third inning coronary before they resuscitated him and their play to steal a 9-8 from the Crosby Cougars.  The pitchers had a tough day, as the two teams combined put up 17 runs, a total of 21 hits, 11 extra base hits, and six lead changes during the game.  Julian Macias had a busy day at the plate, collecting a single in the first inning and doubles in both the third and seventh inning.  Jonathon Sunday earned the win in relief pitching three innings and allowing one run.  Crosby jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first and pushed 5 more runs across in the third.  The Yellowjackets battled through the first five innings to tie the game then scored two runs in the seventh on a double by Julian Macias and never trailed again.


Varsity Team:
Evan Rosilez' 2 for 2 performance at the plate on Tuesday was not enough as the Yellowjackets took 1 12-0 loss hands of Crosby High School.  Crosby easily handled Yellowjackets pitching as six hitters combined for seven hits, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored.


On Deck:

The Yellowjackets will be playing Dayton High School this Thursday, March 24th because Friday is Good Friday.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - CROSBY

The Galena Park baseball teams ended their spring break just like they started it, on the field!  The boys took their bats and defense out on the diamond Friday, March 18th in hopes of stealing a victory from the claws of the Crosby Cougars.


JV Team:
The JV team managed to fend off a late push by Crosby to hold onto a 5-3 lead and the win.  Crosby jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and pushed across a second run in the second going up 2-0.  Then the Yellowjackets took control scoring three runs on two singles in the third and adding another two runs in the fourth off a single by Cipriano Ayala that scored Julian Lopez and another single by Sergio Rodriguez that scored Ayala.  Crosby managed to push one more run across the plate in the seventh but couldn’t match the Jackets’ 5 runs.  Erik Camacho threw five strikeouts, allowed two earned runs, five hits and walked one in six innings.  Jonathon Sunday put away the final three outs to record the save.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team lost 9-1 to Crosby despite Francisco Perez' two-hit day.  Carlos Calvillo handled Crosby's lineup with ease, racking up six strikeouts, allowing one earned run, seven hits and no walks over 6 2/3 innings.  Crosby went up for good in the first, scoring seven runs then adding another two runs in the third.  The Yellowjackets scored their only run of the game on an RBI single by Kasen Handal in the second inning.


On Deck:
Galena Park will return from spring break with games against Crosby High School and Dayton High School.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - KINGWOOD PARK

The Galena Park began their spring break with a Saturday and a Tuesday game against Kingwood Park High School.


JV Team:
The Kingwood Park Panthers were outdone 6-2 by Julian Macias and the young Jackets on Saturday, March 12th.  Julian Macias went 4-4 at the plate, doubling in the first and fourth innings and singling in the third and seventh innings.  Erik Camacho was a workhorse on the rubber allowing one earned run, four hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work.   Galena Park closer, Jonathon Sunday put away the final three outs to record the save.  The Yellowjackets took the lead in the third after scoring two runs off a sacrifice fly by Erik Camacho and an RBI single by Roberto Loera.  Galena Park increased the lead early in the fourth with three runs off Julian Macias’ double, bringing home Gilberto Rios and Julian Lopez followed by a steal of home by Julian Macias.  Kingwood Park scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth but Camacho ended the inning by getting a ground out.


The Yellowjackets battled Kingwood Park again on Tuesday, March 15th but came up on the short end of the 7-5 score.  The Panthers were able to muster five hits and four RBIs.  Galena Park’s Isaiah Hernandez took the loss in the 2 2/3 innings he pitched.  Hernandez walked three, struck out none, and allowed five runs.  Galena Park pushed across two runs in both the third and fifth innings.  Pedro Hernandez plated Sergio Rodriguez on an RBI single in the third.  A one-run fourth inning helped bring G.P. within four and two runs in the bottom of the fifth brought closed the deficit more but it was not enough in the end to overcome the Panthers lead.


Varsity Team:
On Saturday, March 12th the Yellowjackets lost 3-2 in seven innings at Kingwood Park High School, despite outhitting Kingwood Park four to three.  The game started out all Galena Park as the Yellowjackets took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Joshua Perez got things going with a single and on his run scored off a passed ball.  The Panthers quickly matched the Yellowjackets' strong inning with their own two-run inning.  Kingwood Park scored on an RBI single in the fifth inning and never surrendered the lead.
On Tuesday, March 15th the Yellowjackets matched up against the Panthers for a second time only to find themselves once again on the losing end of a 5-2 score.  Joshua Perez both hit and pitched well for Yellowjackets, as he hit a single in the third, fifth, and seventh innings going 3-4 for the game; Perez also drive in one run and scored one run.  Perez held Kingwood Park hitless over two-thirds of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out one.  Joshua’s stellar play was not enough to overcome the Panther offense.


On Deck:
Galena Park will return from spring break with games against Crosby High School and Dayton High School.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - PASADENA TOURNAMENT

The Galena Park varsity baseball team traveled across the Channel to showcase their skills in the Pasadena Tournament this last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The tournament began for the Yellowjackets Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm with a game against Pasadena Memorial.  The game remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when James Richey singled followed by another single by Carlos Gonzalez that plated Kasen Handal and gave GP the 1-0 lead.  Pasadena Memorial would answer and raise the Galena Park score with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third.  Memorial brought home another run in the fifth inning and matched that run in the sixth going up 5-2.  The Yellowjackets battled all game and closed the gap in the top of the sixth to 4-2, but the team failed to muster enough runs to mount a comeback and Memorial wins 5-2.


The Yellowjackets moved on in the tournament to face Alief Elsik for a 4:00 pm game Thursday afternoon.  Galena Park jumped on Elsik early with a six-run explosion in the second inning that carried GP to an 11-1 victory.  The Yellowjackets led from the beginning as they scored two runs in the first off a fielder’s choice and an RBI single by Carlos Cavillo.  In the second inning, Mauricio Martinez and Carlos Gonzalez each hit an RBI double, Francisco Perez and Kasen Handal each earned an RBI single, and James Richey capped off the prolific hitting with a two-run triple.  In the third, a groundout by Joshua Perez scored Evan Rosilez.  GP found the plate once in the fourth and again in the fifth.  Kasen Handal racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Yellowjackets while Carlos Gonzalez handled Elsik's lineup with ease.  Carlos racked up six strikeouts, allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings.


Galena Park returned to Pasadena Friday, March 4th for a 4:00 pm match up against Sam Rayburn High School.  Sam Rayburn was never able to get over the hump and overcome their troubles as they fell behind by three runs in the second inning.  The Yellowjackets took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The inning began with a double by Martinez followed by a groundout by Joshua Perez moved Martinez to third. Carlos Calvillo stepped to the plate and singled, scoring Martinez.  Sam Rayburn was able to respond with a run in the bottom of the first off a fielder’s choice.  The Yellowjackets scored three runs in the second inning on a groundout by Perez and a single by Martinez that put GP up for good.  The Jackets finished off the Texans 5-3 taking their second win of the tournament.  It was a good day at the plate for Mauricio Martinez who went 2-4 and scored two runs.  He doubled in the first inning and singled in the second inning.  Carlos Calvillo was a workhorse on the mound allowing no earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of work.

 

In the third and final day of the Pasadena Tournament the baseball team mustered only four hits in a 8-0 loss to St. Johns.  St. John's dominated at the plate while the Yellowjackets struggled to get any offense started.


On Deck:
The Jackets will host Channelview on Tuesday, March 8th for a 5:00 pm JV game and a 7:00 pm varsity game.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - NORTH SHORE/DOBIE

The Galena Park JV baseball team traveled north of I-10 to North Shore High School where they matched up against North Shore and Dobie.  The evening began with the first pitch being thrown at 4:00 pm against North Shore.  Galena Park took control early of an RBI double by Julian Macias and maintained pressure the entire game as they beat North Shore 8-2 in five innings after a six-run explosion in the fourth inning.  The Yellowjackets  scored in the fourth on a two-run double by Sergio Rodriguez, an RBI single by Julian Macias, and a three-run error.  Julian Macias had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits.  Erik Camacho got the win allowing two runs over five innings.  Camacho struck out three, walked three and gave up five hits.  Rodriguez, Camacho and Julian Macias combined for six hits and five RBIs.


The second game of the evening featured the Yellowjackets against Dobie where GP pulled out the victory on a late game sacrifice fly that put GP up 5-4.  The top of the first saw Dobie take an early 1-0 lead off an RBI double.  It didn't take long for Galena Park to respond as Isaiah Hernandez scored two runs on a single.  GP struck again in the third as the Yellowjackets scored on an error and a steal of home by Julian Macias.  A strong fourth inning where scored another run giving GP the lead for good.  Anthony Menendez got the win allowing four runs over four innings.  He struck out four, walked four and surrendered five hits.


On Deck:
The JV team will be back in action Tuesday, March 8th at Channelview High School for a 5:00 pm game.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - FORT BEND

The Galena Park varsity baseball team took out Fort Bend Christian Academy and Austin High School in their tournament this Saturday, February 27th.

 

Evan Rosilez went 3-3 at the plate, helping Yellowjackets to a 5-0 victory over Fort Bend Christian Academy on Saturday at Delmar Stadium.  Evan singled in the second, fourth, and fifth innings.  The Yellowjackets' Carlos Calvillo kept Fort Bend Christian Academy off the scoreboard for all six innings as he pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on three hits while ringing up three strike-outs.  Rosilez put the Yellowjackets up for good on a two-run single in the second inning.  Galena Park scored one run in the third off a sacrifice fly by Carlos Calvillo that scored Joshua Perez; then the Jackets scored one run in the fourth and another in the fifth.

 

In their second game of the day the Yellowjackets defeated Austin High School in another 5-0 victory behind William Hernandez' lights out pitching performance.  Hernandez gave up one hit, allowed no earn runs, walked one and struck out four in his three innings of work.  The offense helped give Hernandez some breathing room to do his work as GP took a 4 run lead in the first inning.  The early scoring came off a first inning hit by pitch, and RBI singles by Jonathan Salinas, James Richey, and Evan Rosilez.  Carlos Gonzalez was an integral part of the GP scoring as he reached base twice, scored a run, had an RBI, and homered in the second inning.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - GOOSE CREEK TOURNAMENT

JV Team:
The JV team continued in the Goose Creek Memorial tournament Friday, February 26th where they had a tough evening against Dawson and Goose Creek Memorial.  Then the JV returned to Goose Creek Saturday where they battled in a high-scoring game against Goose Creek for the second time in less than 24 hours.


Despite four hits the Yellowjackets lost 9-2 to Dawson in their first game Friday afternoon.  Jonathon Sunday hung tough on the rubber allowing no earned runs over 4 2/3 innings.  Sunday gave up six hits while walking three and striking out none.  Anthony Menendez ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss.  He allowed nine runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out three.  The lead stayed with Dawson after the first, when they scored four runs on a two-run double and hit two singles.  Dawson piled on two more runs in the top of the second.   A one-run fourth inning helped bring Galena Park within eight.  A steal of home by Cipriano Ayala sparked a short-lived Galena Park rally as Pedro Hernandez struck out putting an end to the Galena Park threat.  Galena Park would make another surge in the bottom of the sixth after pushing in a run off an RBI single by Sergio Rodriguez but it proved to be too little too late as the Yellowjackets end the game down 9-2.

 

Game two of the afternoon showcased the Yellowjackets and the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots who defeated GP 3-1.  Sergio Rodriguez went 1-1 and reached base three times in the game for Galena Park. He also drove in one runner on a single in the third inning.  Cipriano Ayala took the loss as he lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walking five, stricking out four, and allowing three runs.

 

The Yellowjackets were back on the field Saturday afternoon facing off again against GCM.  Galena Park took the loss again, but not without a fight as GP racked up five hits and ten runs before losing 11-10.  Sergio Rodriguez got on base three times; he scored three runs and had one RBI.  Albert Rodriguez couldn't get it done on the mound as he took the loss.  Sergio allowed six runs in zero innings, walked one and struck out none.  Galena Park jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first as Julian Macias got things going with a double.  It didn't take long for GCM to respond as they scored seven runs in the first.  Galena Park added another five runs in the top of the second tying the game at 7-7 only to give up a run in the bottom of the inning and returning the lead back to GCM.  In the top of the fourth the Jackets scored 3 runs taking the lead 10-8 lead but relinquished three runs in the bottom of the fourth giving GCM the one run victory.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - GOOSE CREEK

JV Team:
The Yellowjacket JV baseball team competed in the Goose Creek JV Tournament on Thursday, February 25th.  The Yellowjackets played against La Porte and Channelview.  The young team lost to La Porte by a score of 6-0.  Erik Camacho took the loss as he allowed six runs, walked two and had no strike outs in 4 and 2/3 innings.  The Yellowjackets held La Porte to no runs until the fifth inning when La Porte scored all six runs on two doubles and two singles. 

 

After a difficult loss to La Porte in game one, Galena Park found themselves squaring off against Channelview in their second game of the day.  After five lead changes the Yellowjackets finally pulled off a 5-2 win over Channelview.  The Jackets managed to get the win after a strong third inning.  Cipriano Ayala managed to get on base and a sacrifice fly by Pedro Hernandez gave GP the lead which they never relinquished.   Gilberto Rios went a perfect 2-2 from the plate with a single in the third and a double in the fifth inning.  Hernandez recorded the win allowing two runs and four hits; he gave up three walks and had five strike outs.

 

 

PRE-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

The Galena Park Fighting Yellow Jackets look to contend for a playoff spot in the 21-5A race this coming season. The Yellow Jackets will be returning 5 starters from last years team. Leading the way are two second team All District picks in Carlos Gonzalez (#10) and Joshua Perez (#1). Jonathon Salinas (#8), James Richey (#9) and Evan Rosilez (#12) look to add to Galena Park's journey to a succesful season.

 

 

GAME UPDATE - PASADENA TOURNAMENT


Versus Pasadena Memorial:

Versus South Houston:


Versus Mayde Creek:

On Deck:

 

GAME UPDATE - BELLAIRE TOURNAMENT

 


Versus Strake Jesuit:


Versus Furr High School:

 

Versus Fort Bend Christian:

 

 

Versus Madison:

 

 

Versus Bellaire:

 

On Deck:

 

 

 

GAME UPDATE - FURR

 

 

Varsity Team: