By ARMANDO GARZA
Special to the NEWS
Several local graduates who starred on the baseball and softball diamonds their senior seasons will get one last game under the Valley high school lights in the annual Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association East-West All-Star Senior Showcase games on Saturday night.
The eighth annual senior-only contests will be played at 7 p.m. at La Joya High school’s baseball/softball complex.
On the softball side, first baseman Jackie Elizondo and outfielder Mel Ramirez will represent the hometown Lady ’Hounds. Elizondo, recently selected as a San Benito News Sportsman of the Year, and Ramirez were each key contributors to San Benito’s record-setting softball club which captured the Valley’s attention as it marched all the way to the UIL state softball tournament in Austin.
Representing the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats will be four-year letterman Ashley Canas at shortstop and outfield. Canas was a mainstay for the Lady Cats and helped them to the playoffs once again this season.
Coaching the East club once again will be Joey Palacios of Edcouch-Elsa.
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