By Robert H. Kelly
(Houston, TX, May 19, 2007) In their second game of their exhibition season the Toros lost 5-1 loss to the Northwest Wildcats.
Looking to work out their roster for their upcoming inaugural season was the major goal of manager Jim Bolt.
The Toros pitching gave up a total of 11 walks, along with a three run home. The one shining moment on defense was a diving catch in the 8th inning by second baseman Josh Odell.
On offense, all the Toros could manage was a single run in the bottom on a single RBI by Joseph Mandile. They also accounted for fifteen strikeouts from the superior pitching of the Wildcats. Right handed pitcher Albert Carmona was credited with the loss.
The Toros showed improvement in play in all positions, however Manager Jim Bolt was quoted in saying, “The team cannot have that many strikeouts. Our pitchers need to bear down on their strike zones. The Wildcats should have been held to one run, if you took away all the walks.”
The Toros pre-season record is now at 1-1 after their first game 8-4 victory over the Friendswood Bengals.
The Toros will take to the field for their third exhibition game at the Pre-Season Challenge Series at Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas. They will face the Texas Heat in a 2:00pm game on Sunday, May 20, 2007. They will follow then play their final exhibition game with a home game tune up on May 23 against the Houston Apollos at Clear Creek High School Wildcat Stadium. Game time will be 7:00pm. The game will be free to the public.