Three Seguin errors helped the Alamo Heights Mules defeat the Matadors 4-1 on Tuesday at Smokey Joe Williams Field.
From the mistakes made in the game, the Mules were able to cross home four times, three in the third inning and one more in the fifth.
Seguin baseball head coach Mark Williams said his team had one bad inning with errors that caused the Mats to lose the game.
“We just had that one bad inning again where we gave up some runs on errors,” he said. “It’s just our district is so tough and strong, we can’t make little mistakes because they are going to capitalize on them because they are all so good … When you’re a young team and have a bad inning like that, other teams are going to capitalize on your mistakes.”
Seguin’s only run came from Matt Weichold after he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.
Cody Kachmar, Eli Edwards and Weichold all finished 1-for-3 at the plate as well as Brendon Burgess who also doubled, while Hayden Haas walked and stole two bases.
On the mound for Seguin, Kachmar pitched a strong game as he recorded nine strikeouts across seven innings, allowing four unearned runs on five hits.
“The pitcher pitched a great game,” Williams said. “He struck out nine and only gave up five hits. He was great, he had his curveball working and changed things up and everything. He kept them off-balance and got some big strikeouts when he needed to.”
The loss brings Seguin’s record down to 7-17-1 overall and 3-7 in District 26-5A. In the standings, the Matadors are tied with Alamo Heights in fifth place and are two games behind fourth-place Medina Valley (5-5).
Seguin will travel to face Medina Valley at 7 p.m. on Friday.
With three games left on the schedule, Williams said his team needs to win from here-on-out to have a chance at postseason play.
“We have to win every game, which they are capable of doing,” he said. “We just have to cut those innings out where we give up runs on errors. I keep telling them we are one of the better teams in district. We don’t have to play flawless ball, but we can’t afford all the mistakes we make against the real good teams we have in our district.”
Williams added the Medina Valley game is a crucial must-win for his team.
“We go to Medina Valley on Friday, which is a key game for us,” he said. “We have to beat all of them pretty much, but I always tell them to take one game at a time. We have to go beat Medina Valley first … so we are just going to take one game at a time, win the next one, try to go on a streak and try to finish up.”