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AUSTIN— Teams from San Benito NEVER quit.
And on Friday night at Red & Charline McCombs Field, the Lady ’Hounds backed that claim up.
Down 3-0 heading into their final at-bat, the girls scratched across two runs and almost more, but the rally ultimately fell short in a 3-2 loss to Lewisville in their Class 6A state semifinal.
“That’s Lady ’Hound Softball. We don’t give up. Things might not be going our way sometimes, but we’ll always fight til the bitter end,” San Benito coach Elias Martinez said. “We had a close call at home, and we lost, but it wasn’t because of a lack of effort.
Right now our girls’ faces don’t show it, but I hope they enjoyed themselves. We were one game shy of the state championship, so that’s not too bad.
San Benito (31-4) was being no-hit by Lewisville ace Maribeth Gorsuch, who had 11 strikeouts on the night. Only two girls reached base, Stephanie Contreras walked in the fourth and Deztiny Hernandez reached on an error in the sixth.
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