El Campo junior pitcher Dean Poenitzsch beat the state-ranked Needville Bluejays on the road last week to earn Wharton County Baseball Player of the Week honors for games from April 10-15. 

Poenitzsch held Needville in check. Their only run coming on a solo home run late in the game. The Ricebird junior, pitched to contact, allowing his defense behind him to help him keep Needville off the scoreboard. 

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