The Javelina baseball team ripped the doors the 2017 with a three-game sweep versus the Wiley College Wildcats
Junior Seth Hubert took the mound for the Javelinas in game one pitching six innings of one-hit ball, walking three and striking out eight for the victory.
The Javelinas quickly got on the board when newcomer Joshua craft led the game off with a double.
Jimmy Roche plated him in on a single.
Kingsville then put up two three-spots in the third and fourth inning.
Hunter Perkins doubled in Alex Gonzalez and then darted around to home on a throwing error to score the first two of those six runs.
A Pablo Hernandez RBI single, a two-run Croft RBI double and a Christian Caudle RBI single rounded out the Javelinas 7-0 game one win.
The next day the Hoggies put up seven more in game two.
It took a little longer for Kingsville to get on the board, but Dallas Stefano delivered an RBI triple to put the Hogs up 1-0 in the fourth.
Stefano finished the game 2-3 with two RBIs.
Hunter Perkins surrendered the first two runs by Javelina pitching and gave Wiley their only lead of the series in the top of the fifth.
The Hoggies punched back with a six-run sixth inning, courtesy of a string of RBI singles by Stefano, Payton Geisinger, and Gonzalez to seal a 7-2 victory.
The Javelinas were quick to score in game three, starting off with a Roche RBI single that plated Tim Gleinser.
Roche came around to score along with Caudle on a Hernandez RBI double.
Wiley struck back in the next half inning, tagging Sebi Palacios with the first home run given up by Javelina pitching.
The Wildcats tagged two more runs in the inning, although only two of the four were earned.
But then the Javelinas opened up the floodgates in the bottom half, first with a Gleinser bunt single that brought in Levi Zents and Geisinger.
Gleinser came around to score on an error, and Hernandez plated two more on a double, with Stefano pouring on with a two-run single.
The following inning saw the Hoggies cashing in on Wiley’s mistakes, first with Tim Gleinser coming in on a wild pitch.
Hernandez doubled in three to bring his RBI total to four on the game.
Stefano picked up three runs batted in on the inning. and Gleinser also plated one.
When the dust settled, the Javelinas dominated the Wildcats 20-4, earning them a 3-0 sweep to begin the season.
This Saturday the Hoggies will play a scrimmage against the old timers at the alumni game and then will head off to Houston the following week to play in the new-look Minute Maid Park at the Houston Winter Invitational.