This week is dominated by baseball freelancing. While everything at The Shorthorn is starting up for the summer, I’ve been shooting Belton High School and Temple College baseball during their post-season runs for the Temple Daily Telegram. It has been great shooting these teams to get more baseball experience in blazing sun and pouring rain alike. I’m definitely starting to get the hang of positioning myself around the field for certain shots but sometimes you just can’t help where something happens. Here are some shots from the first four games this week and will post more when I hopefully shoot Belton and, hopefully, Temple College again later this week.
Belton shortstop Shane Hoelscher (23) uses his glove to feed the baseball to second baseman Drew Delgado, who turned the game-ending double play in the ninth-ranked Tigers' 12-2 win at Richardson Berkner on Saturday. Hoelscher also hit his 13th home run to extend his Belton single-season record. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton pitcher Tyler Vail (21) and third baseman Dillon Newman (right) celebrate with second baseman Drew Delgado after shortstop Shane Hoelscher and Delgado turned a double play to end the Tigers’ 12-2 win over Richardson Berkner on Saturday for a Class 5A area-round sweep. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
#11 pitches during Temple College's opening game of the NJCAA Region V Tournament against Odessa.
Temple’s Stafford Brantley, who was 3-for-5, slides into home plate during the Leopards’ win over Odessa. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
#12 hits a foul ball off of the rain-soaked ground in the third inning as TC takes on Midland.
Temple College’s Duncan McGee tags out Midland’s Matt Moreno during the Leopards’ 10-2 win Monday at the NJCAA Region V Tournament. (Andrew Buckley/Special To The Telegram)
TC second baseman Zach Cohen throws over MCC’s DeMario Thibodeaux to complete a double play in the Leopards’ loss Tuesday. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Zach Cohen connects with a pitch on Tuesday during the Leopards' loss to McLennan.