94° F Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Brenham Cubs pushed two late runs across the board in the top of the seventh inning to secure a 2-1 victory over Bastrop in their May 3 bi-district playoff game.

The loss ends the Bears’ season after the first playoff appearance for the program in 17 years.

The two teams  battled to a scoreless tie through six-and-one-half innings, then Bastrop got a triple from Clifton Hendrix to get things started in the bottom of the sixth. Two batters later, Greg Rodgers brought Hendrix in with an RBI single that gave Bastrop the lead.

The Bears couldn’t hold off a late Brenham rally however. The Cubs scored a pair of runs in the top of the final inning to take their first lead of the game.

The loss came despite a fine performance on the mound for Devin Weiss. Weiss wen the complete game, gave up one earned run on four hits and struck out two batters in his final start of the season.

For much more on this game, see Thursday’s edition of The Bastrop Advertiser.


  1. Henry Gideon says:

    Dear Sports Editor:

    Paul Richards, a former Orioles manager once said of Baseball, “it is made up of very few big and dramatic moments, but rather it’s a beautifully put together pattern of countless little subtleties that finally add up to the big moment, and you have to be well-versed in the game to truly appreciate them.”

    As a Dad, and as a fan of this great game, the thing for which I am most proud of is that this Bastrop Bears’ Varsity team brought class and honor to the field all season long. To be sure each player on this team learned that Baseball is designed to break your heart – that sometimes, as Saul Steinberg often quipped, it “is an allegorical play….a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem.”

    Yet, whether in winning, or in suffering a loss, this group of young men banded together and found endless “patterns of countless subtleties” that indeed added up to big moments. I often tell my son, it is sometimes the game within the game that the allegories found in baseball can and will carry over into life lessons. Succeed or fail, this 2013 BHS Varsity Bears grew up before our eyes in spite of any box score; what –ifs; and more importantly any individual stat.

    Bravo Gentlemen

    …and to our great Seniors: Devin, Brock, Greg, Johnny, Alec, Bryan, Hunter, Luke, and Tyler – WELL DONE, I am very proud of each of you!

    Henry GIdeon

  2. dan says:

    Does any edit these articles? Really? Misspelled words?

    Congratulations Bears on a great season.

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