Lady ’Hounds take down Weslaco in six

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The San Benito Lady 'Hounds were victorious Friday night against the Weslaco Panthers, winning 10-0. The two teams were undefeated in District 32-5A play going into the game, and now San Benito is in sole possession of first place in the district. Shown are various plays from the game, including freshman pitcher Amber Jasso winding up. (Staff photos by Francisco E. Jimenez)


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SB softball pic2The San Benito Lady ’Hounds found themselves in what has been an unfamiliar situation thus far in district Friday night against the Weslaco Lady Panthers.

After blowing away the past district competition and ending the past games in no more than four innings, the Lady ’Hounds started off slow but later picked up the pace and kicked it into full gear as they held the Lady Panthers from putting up any runs on the scoreboard after six innings, winning 10-0.

In a packed Lady ’Hounds Stadium, they battled the Lady Panthers and remained scoreless until the bottom of the third inning when power hitter Amanda Garza stepped up to the plate and gained an RBI by bringing in Adriana “Squirt” Flores and gained the lead for the Lady ’Hounds.

The Lady ’Hound defense led by freshman pitcher Amber Jasso continued to hold the Lady Panthers from setting foot past second base.

The momentum that got the Lady ’Hounds pumping came at the bottom of the fifth when clutch hitter Adriana “Squirt” Flores brought in Dorothy Milan and moved Jasso to third base, leaving Amanda Garza to once again deliver a double that brought in both Flores and Jasso. Major contributions from Kassandra Contreras, Roxy Rivas, and Giselle Tamayo helped the Lady ’Hounds end the sixth with six runs.

SB softball pic3The Lady ’Hounds carried the momentum into the sixth inning and clinched another victory to remain undefeated in District 32-5A.

Head Softball Coach Elias Martinez stated, “We started off sluggish, but once we were able to make those hitting adjustments we were hitting the ball everywhere hard.”

Martinez continued to credit the Lady ’Hound defense for shutting down another opponent, saying, “Amber’s pitching has been phenomenal and she has a great defense behind her.”

The Lady ’Hounds are set to rally against Brownsville Lopez Tuesday night at Brownsville Lopez with hopes of remaining unbeaten.

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