Tuesday, 20 March 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Langerhans Invitational in Round Rock was a tough experience for the Belton Tiger varsity baseball team. The Tigers were swept in three games .
In the opener, Belton led Austin Anderson 8-6 heading into the final inning but couldn't close it out. Anderson rallied for three scores in the bottom of the frame to win 9-8. Jarred Janczak, Pickens and Walker Winders combined to allow a dozen hits and Belton committed two errors. Austin Bishoff was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, Juan Lagunas went 3-for-4 and Max Hogan was 2-for-4. Shane Ward slammed a triple and Bishoff had a pair of doubles.
In the secvond of a pair of games that day, Round Rock Stony Point dropped Belton 6-3.
Ward and Winders were on the mound and allowed 12 hits with three errors.
Bishoff went 2-for-3 at the plate.
In the tournament's final day Saturday, Austin Westlake took a four run lead by the third inning and rolled to a 7-1 victory.
The Tigers (3-7) managed just two hits. Justin Golden, Pickens and Taylor Lahey shared pitching time.
Belton begins play today in the three-day Highland Park tournament.