Titans Begin Play in Goliad Tournament

East volleyball began play in the Goliad Tournament on Friday morning, the team’s third tournament of the young season. After dropping a tough match on the road at Calhoun on Tuesday, the Titans ran in to more trouble in Goliad, dropping all three of their tournament matches to fall to 9-10 overall on the year. The team played against George West, Industrial, and Sinton, losing all three contests in straight sets.

In East’s first match against George West, junior Leilani Wimbish-Gay led all Titans with six kills, while adding a block, an assist, and two digs. Abby Barnett added four kills and four digs for East in the opener as well. In the second, Wimbish-Gay was heavily involved yet again, pacing the team with five kills and adding a pair of blocks and five digs. Zakari Perry added three kills and three digs. Senior Loren Escalona had a big game in the finale, filling up the stat sheet with two aces, eleven assists, and three digs in the losing effort. Wimbish-Gay added seven kills and six digs.

The Titans will continue play in the Goliad tournament on Saturday, with their first match taking place against Schulenberg at 9 am.

NEW YORK (AP) – Jay Bruce has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing more than two months with an aching right hip, and the New York Mets plan to audition the veteran outfielder at first base down the stretch.

A three-time All-Star, the 31-year-old Bruce returned to the Mets as a free agent last winter and signed a $39 million, three-year contract. Also bothered by plantar fasciitis in his feet, however, he batted only .212 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 62 games before landing on the DL. His paltry .613 OPS was well below his career mark of .783 in 11 major league seasons.

Bruce was set to start in right field, his regular position, on Friday night against Washington in his first big league game since June 17. But the fourth-place Mets intend to play him at first base fairly often as they attempt to determine the best fit for next year.

Bruce has made 16 career starts at first base, including 10 last season and three this year.

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