The Galveston College Whitecaps wrapped up its undefeated participation in the Bregman Cares Classic Tournament on Monday after defeating Odessa College 9-2 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.

The Whitecaps went 3-0 over the weekend, including Monday’s victory at the tournament, and have won seven of their last eight games to improve to 7-3 on the season.

“We have a young team, but they played with great confidence and looking to prove they deserve to be playing at the DI level,” said first-year Whitecaps Head Baseball Coach, Brian Reinke. “We had solid pitching, good defense and the hitting is slowly coming along. It’s still early in the season, but this is a good confidence booster, especially for our younger players.”

The Whitecaps jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against Odessa College in the opening inning. The Wranglers cut the Galveston College lead in half in the second frame, but the Whitecaps answered with another run in the third for a 3-1 lead.

In the bottom half of the seventh, freshman shortstop Larry Drake came off the bench and cranked a three-run homer over the left-centerfield wall to increase the Whitecaps lead to 6-1.

Odessa College got a run back in the top of the eighth, but the Whitecaps added three more runs in the bottom half of the same inning on a three-run double by freshman infielder Ashton Beaird to give Galveston College a 9-2 victory. Beaird went 3-for-5 and scored two runs.

Whitecaps left-handed sophomore Jacob Cyr was credited with the win. Cyr pitched four innings and only gave up one run on four hits and struck out four.

Galveston College opened the tournament with a bang on Friday, blowing out Eastern Oklahoma State College, 15-5, and following up with an 11-1 rout of Grayson College on Sunday.

Overall, the Whitecaps outscored opponents 35-8 in three tournament games.

Galveston College returns home for a two-game series against Monroe College on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Bernard Davis Field.

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Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.