Cameron continues its assault on Class 2A

Finalists in football, Yoemen try to make amends in hardball


Senior Justin Sapp (12) and his Yoemen teammates did not commit an error in Cameron’s sweep of Weimar to earn a trip to state. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Senior Justin Sapp (12) and his Yoemen teammates did not commit an error in Cameron’s sweep of Weimar to earn a trip to state. Reporter/Teresa Ging BRENHAM—The Cameron Yoemen continue to enjoy their stay in Class 2A, this time earning their first trip to the UIL state baseball tournament.

With stellar performances on both sides of the plate, the Yoemen swept out Weimar 4-1 Saturday at storied Fireman’s Park to capture the Region IV championship.

Cameron had won the opener 5-2 on a one-hitter from senior Zac Brashear (11-2).

The No. 5 Yoemen (33-7-1) take on Bushland (28-7) in the semifinals Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Dell Diamnond in Round Rock.

Bushland lost to Rogers in last year’s title game.

No. 2 Nacogdoches Central Heights (34-6) and Palmer (22- 12) face off in the other semifinal. Palmer knocked off No. 1 Brock in the regional finals.

The championship game is scheduled for noon on Thursday.

In their first year back in a lower classification, Cameron has made its presence known.

The Yoemen lost in the 2A state championship football game, the basketball team made it to the regional quarterfinals before being knocked out by final four team Hallettsville.

The Lady Yoemen recently won the Class 2A state championship in track and field. The girls also made it to the regional finals in basketball.

The Yoemen grabbed a state football title in Class 3A in 1981.

“I can’t even explain what this feels like, don’t have the words,” said third-year Cameron Coach John Broussard. “We have been working so hard as a team for the last four months. It’s a great feeling to go to the state tournament. We’re the first.”

Brashear, also the Yoemen’s top hitter with a .568 average, returned to the mound Saturday after his gem Thursday to record three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

UIL STATE BASEBALL

2A SEMIFINALS at Dell Diamond Cameron Yoe (33-7-1) vs. Bushland (28-7) 4 p.m. Nacogdoches Central Heights (34-6) vs. Palmer (22-12) 7 p.m.

Championship, Thursday at noon.


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