By Armando Garza
Special to the NEWS
BROWNSVILLE — It’s often said there are no moral victories in sports.
And the San Benito Greyhounds are certainly not happy with their 2-1 loss to Brownsville Veterans Memorial on Tuesday night.
However, there is something to be said for going toe-to-toe with one of the teams pegged to be among the upper echelon in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
The ’Hounds (6-5 overall, 1-3 in District 32-6A) were in a 1-1 stalemate through six grueling innings against a very good Charger club.
In fact, San Benito actually drew first blood in the third inning when Jestin Sauceda drew a walk and later scored what proved to be the only run for San Benito on the evening.
The 1-0 lead over the Chargers didn’t last long, however.
Vets knotted the game in the home half of the fourth inning on a home run against San Benito starter Mando Medrano.
The game wasn’t out of reach, however, as the Greyhounds played well defensively to keep the game close against the high-powered and seasoned Chargers club.
But the Chargers were able to cash in a leadoff walk in the seventh inning into what proved to be the winning run to ultimately snag victory from the clutches of defeat and send San Benito home stinging.
The Greyhounds will host Parent’s Night on Friday at Greyhound Park against Brownsville Lopez. Then they’ll hit the road to Harlingen to take on the South Hawks as the first round of 32-6A play comes close to an end.
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